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A Message from the Executive Director

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is the way in which Rutgers and the state of New Jersey fulfill a joint mission to provide solutions to residents. As a land-grant university, Rutgers is committed to teaching, research, and outreach.

Available to residents through offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, a wide range of evidence-based services are provided by dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents. They provide continuing-education opportunities and certification programs in a wide range of topics, work with at-risk youth, educate parents and restaurant owners about food allergies, teach proper nutrition to combat obesity and diabetes, identify invasive species, reduce pesticide use, improve soil fertility, and much more.

We also serve New Jersey through our world-class research and innovation centers, from the Haskin Research Laboratory near Bivalve in Cumberland County, which is working to reseed oyster beds in the Delaware Bay, to the Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton, which provides critically needed business development and technology expertise to New Jersey'sbillion-dollar agricultural and food industries.

At the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, we celebrate our agricultural roots and we pay tribute to the fact that we have changed with the times and responded to the needs of our varied communities and constituents. I invite you to visit our web pages to learn about the work of NJAES and how it serves you.

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Robert M. Goodman, Executive Director