The agriculture and naatural resources program provides information and educational programs related to commercial agriculture, professional horticulture, and environmental issues. Programs designed for farmers focus on farm production, farm profitability, and applied agricultural research. This program offers educational and outreach on topics such as soil testing, identification of plant pests, agricultural marketing education, pesticide safety, water resources, farm management, and other land use topics. This program also offers publications on a wide range of agricultural, horticultural, and environmental subjects.
In Gloucester County, the Rutgers NJAES agricultural agent specializes in vegetable production, field crop production, agricultural marketing, and sustainable agriculture. Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty and staff from other counties provide shared services by bringing expertise on other agricultural commodity and environmental topics to Gloucester County.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County personnel work closely with commodity groups, government agencies, and agribusiness groups to conserve, promote, and ensure the future of agriculture and natural resources in the "Garden State."