Some fruits are not only tasty and nutritious, but have an attractive ornamental appeal. Pawpaw is a member of the Custard Apple Family, containing many different genera and species that are principally located in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Asimina triloba is one of 12 species, all native to North America and is the most Northern and cold hardy species of the family and grows in New Jersey. Read more »
Our NJAES community faced the challenges of a tumultuous year and became stronger as a result. Thank you to our dedicated Rutgers Cooperative Extension agents, specialists and staff in serving New Jersey residents, communities, and businesses, and the programs that prepare us for a brighter year ahead. Watch the video »
Our NJAES community faced the challenges of a tumultuous year head-on and became stronger as a result. As you read the pages of the NJAES Annual Report you will see that each story highlights a program that serves the present and prepares us for a stronger future. Read more »
Learn about Earth 2100, the Rutgers University Microbiome Program, and Dreams Fulfilled that will have global impact! Read more »
NJAES Vision 2025 is a strategic initiative with a goal for NJAES programs, farms, field stations, business incubators, and centers to become national models that are sustainable, responsive, innovative, and inclusive. Read more »
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state. Read More About NJAES »
New Jersey’s agricultural and food production, processing, and distribution industries support the continued accessibility to food for the state’s 8.9 million residents and extends well beyond the state’s borders. This publication quantifies the impact of New Jersey’s agribusiness and food firms on the New Jersey economy using the most recent data from 2017.
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County offices provide all kinds of information and assistance regarding 4-H, agriculture, family and community health sciences, marine science, and natural resources and the environment. Our Rutgers Cooperative Extension county offices, found in all 21 counties, are the result of a partnership between Rutgers Cooperative Extension, County Boards of Chosen Freeholders, and the US Department of Agriculture.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station research and extension programs are primarily funded through appropriations and sponsored research. Private giving provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to make an impact on the diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live.