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.
Today, 142 years after being named the land-grant college of New Jersey and 126 years after the founding of the NJAES, we remain true to our roots. Our services are available through offices in all 21 New Jersey counties. The work that NJAES does is carried out by 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agricultural and Resource Management agents. They are the ones who provide continuing-education opportunities and certification programs, 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 more.
And all of this is to say nothing of 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's $82 billion agricultural and food industries, we have the state covered.
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 many different communities and constituents. As you visit our web pages, we hope that you will enjoy learning about the work that NJAES does to serve you.
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