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Contact Information

The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rutgers Announces the University's 20th President

Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends of Rutgers University:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Rutgers’ Board of Governors, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, has appointed Dr. Robert L. Barchi as the 20th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Barchi takes office on September 1, 2012, succeeding President Richard L. McCormick, who has provided exceptional leadership to Rutgers for nearly a decade.

Students Stand up for Farming

Farmers Fight is a student-led initiative to reconnect American society to the world of agriculture. Beginning with university students, Farmers Fight encourages consumers to ask where their food comes from, and give students, faculty, public officials, and farmers and ranchers an opportunity to
become "agvocates" for the agriculture community.

'Farmers Fight - Stand Up' <> is powerful video filmed in contemporary style.

Maybe this is what area school board members [and the Dept. of Higher Ed] need to see before they cut AGRICULTURE from our schools.... If we don't teach our kids where their food, clothes, books, pencils and paper come from, WHO will?

Please share this video on any public/social networking page you can.

--Rick VanVranken