A Rutgers Distinguished Professor, Messing was among the world's top experts in molecular genetics. He became famous for developing a genetic engineering technique used in laboratories that revolutionized agriculture and helped to crack the genetic code of plants like rice and corn, leading to his being awarded the 2013 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Read the full story »
Rutgers Cooperative Extension agricultural agent Michelle Infante-Casella verified that a corn plant growing in the Jacovelli family yard had a world record breaking 29 ears of corn. The family didn't intentionally plant the corn - guess who did! Read the full story »
‘If you see it, kill it.’ NJAES has information on what the quarantine entails. English and Spanish flyers, treatment recommendations and other resources are also provided Read the full story »
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 »
Did you know that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day? That’s about 3 times more than the recommended amount! Excess sugar in our diet can affect our health and can easily sneak into our diet through food processing or preparation. They even show up in foods that we don’t usually consider sweet.
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.