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May 29

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Helps with Gardening and More

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM by Andrew Hull

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office supports the farming community through the following programs:

  • Agriculture Resource Management provides programs to improve the efficiency of commercial field crops, dairy, fruit, livestock, vegetable, nursery and landscape operators.  Agriculture Resource Management also hosts educational meetings and performs field demonstrations, along with producing newsletters with helpful tips.
  • 4-H Youth Development provides out of school educational programs for ages K through 13 in Burlington County.  Some projects include plant science, animal science, citizenship and leadership development. 
  • Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) is intended to help families learn more about nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, food safety and environmental health through seminars and workshops.
  • The Master Gardener Program is designed to train volunteers to be able to answer questions about lawn maintenance, gardening, landscaping and more.  To earn a Master Gardener Certificate, a trainee must complete a prescribed amount of training hours, pass the exam, and volunteer 60 hours for the Horticultural Hotline and/or other master gardener activities.  An application to become a Master Gardener can be found here.


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