Jessica Niederer, a Hopewell Township organic produce and flower farmer, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Niederer will be presented with her award at the February 2016 New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City. In 2015, Niederer became a member of […]
New Jersey Department of Agriculture officials reported the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is active in 14 towns in six counties. A trapping program in 82 towns over the summer and reporting from homeowners has resulted in the discovery to date of the beetle in Hillsdale, Bergen […]
A capacity crowd of 30 filled the Mercer County Connection office in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Tuesday to hear a presentation by Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara Bromley on spring planting essentials… Rooted in 60-plus years of gardening, Bromley freely shared her experience and advice on subjects ranging from the commonplace “you can fertilize now” to the esoteric “downy mildew is an emerging disease that is decimating impatiens… The Mercer County Extension program is part of the statewide Rutgers Cooperative Extension that has offices in all 21 New Jersey counties. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is at 930 Spruce St. in Trenton.
Nearly 100 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Warren) attended the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium on Feb. 28 in Clayton, New Jersey. “The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its second year, that offers 4-H’ers an opportunity […]
For 22 years, Lord Nelson carried the Scarlet Knight mascot across Rutgers University’s football field and helped officers perform their duties as the school’s mounted patrol horse… “Even in his old age, his mind is as sharp as a tack. He does not miss a thing,” said Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center, which purchased Lord Nelson in 1978 to assist the university’s Department of Public Safety… The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board- a division of the state’s Department of Agriculture- awarded Lord Nelson the first-ever “Horse Personality of the Year” award to honor the contribution he’s made to education throughout his life, Malinowski said.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension is offering its farm transition and estate planning workshop, Preparing for Later Life Farming, in three separate locations in New Jersey, on Feb. 9-11… Educators include Dr. Bob Parsons, extension economist at the Unive…
Stuart Country Day School in Princeton will be the home of an all-day garden symposium on March 21st. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host “Bringing Life to the Garden,” at the school, Mercer County officials announced this week. The Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, located at 930 Spruce Street in Lawrence.
Area residents recently became certified as Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County at a graduation ceremony held at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. The graduates are from many local communities, have diverse backgrounds and bring…
Mercer County Master Gardeners received Awards of Excellence at the recent Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey Annual Fall Conference. This award recognizes the contributions and service of volunteer members who trained and were certifie…
Each year, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), honors faculty and staff for their outstanding work and outreach through their programs and support. The winners for 2014 received their awards at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick on October 20.