4-H members representing eight counties took part in the New Jersey 4-H goLEAD Youth Leadership Institute held in June at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. goLEAD (generation-on Leadership, Education, and Development) is an innovative approach to equip middle and high school aged youth with invaluable 21st century skills that will allow them to change themselves […]
The Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm in Pittstown, NJ, hosts numerous agricultural research trials by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) faculty on the farm’s 390 acres in Hunterdon County. The farm trials span an array of fruit, vegetable, herbs, and hops research that includes breeding, variety trials, insect and disease control, and cultural […]
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Temperatures dipped to 23 degrees Monday night at the Snyder Research Farm, said Rutgers Professor Emeritus Win Cowgill, leading to fears that the cold will damage this year’s fruit tree crops around the state.
Professor Win Cowgill retired April 1, 2016 after 38 years of service. Cowgill started his extension career in 1978 as a county agricultural agent in Warren County, and transferred to Hunterdon County in 1989. He served as the area fruit agent for North Jersey for most of his career. Cowgill helped establish the Rutgers Snyder […]
Jersey Fresh. Now, you might be thinking this may be more about that stray salad item that landed on your lap or the food fight tomato or pie in the face? While those may be embarrassing or even a bit funny, this is really about promoting NJ agricultur…
As I prepare this article, the season is running a full two weeks ahead of last year’s green tip date on apple! Mature apple scab spores were detected on March 7 in New York’s Hudson Valley by Dave Rosenberger of Cornell University and on March 10 by K…
A group of 41 4-H members from 13 counties will be participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference being held Saturday on the George H. Cook Campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick in Middlesex County. The conference pr…
Two 4-H members will represent New Jersey at the National 4-H Avian Bowl Contest to be held at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference scheduled for Nov. 18-19, in Louisville, Kentucky. Approximately 250 individuals will be attending this national conference… The 4-H Avian Bowl is a double elimination contest for teams patterned after other knowledge bowls. Teams consist of 2-4 members per team. Avian Bowl is an educational project, in which 4-H contestants must have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs and other related subjects. The National 4-H Avian Bowl is sponsored by the Poultry Science Association… “This the first time in the history of the National 4-H Avian Bowl competition that New Jersey has had a team participate. Avian Bowl offers 4-H’ers an excellent opportunity to work as a team to advance their knowledge in poultry related topics. We are proud of our team and look forward to participating in future years!” says Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent and New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison.
Sixteen 4-H members have been selected to represent New Jersey at the second annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Conference. This leadership conference will be held July 12-17 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership development program for 4-H members entering grades 7-9. […]