County Agent II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)
County Extension Dept. Head
Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County
RCE of Gloucester County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Shady Lane Complex
254 County House Rd.
Clarksboro, NJ 08020-1395
Michelle Infante-Casella provides educational and outreach programs to the commercial agricultural industry, landowners, and the public in Gloucester County. Her primary responsibilities are in the areas of vegetable production and agricultural marketing, field crops production, sustainable agriculture, and Right-to-Farm issues. Agent Infante-Casella earned a M.S. in Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture from Virginia Tech in 1995 and a B.S. in Horticulture from Delaware Valley College in 1993. Since March 1996, she has worked with farmers and agricultural service providers through the delivery of extension programs, teaching, and service to agricultural organizations and related agencies. Agent Infante-Casella conducts applied research and offers technical expertise in her program areas. She is the County Extension Department Head for Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension in Gloucester County. She is also the State Administration for the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program that awards grants to universities, organizations, graduate students, and farmers annually. Agent Infante-Casella is active in and holds leadership positions in many local, state, and national professional associations including: the American Society for Horticultural Sciences, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, and others.