Summer is filled with fairs and festivals, each boasting competitions, carnival rides and famous fair food. But organizers of the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival hope its unique events combined with classic fair favorites will …
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 […]
March is National Nutrition Month and the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders has issued an official proclamation in support of its designation, while highlighting the recent Shaping NJ Healthy Community Grant awarded to the Warren County Communi…
Sixteen public events scheduled across the state; hundreds more worldwide The third annual National Moth Week, a worldwide citizen science project started in New Jersey in 2012, will be celebrated across the state, beginning with an early kickoff “Moth Ball” slated for Friday, July 11, in Bergen County. Started by the Friends of the East […]
In March 2002, Antonio Pasquini, Rutgers University professor Mark C. Vodak and a few colleagues received four grants for eco-restoration projects in Warren County. “At the time, me and Jeff Stevens were dealing with an arboretum, while trying to find tree labels, and (Stevens) said, ‘Why don’t we make our own,'” Pasquini said…The founder and developer of the Pohatcong Native Arboretum handed the home of 143 tree, plant and shrubbery species over to representatives of the Warren Hills Regional High School, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Washington Township, N.J…Pasquini also found professional assistance in Warren County Agricultural Agent Bruce Barbour, who first got involved six months ago and plans to stay on the project to help find Pasquini’s replacement coordinator.
Celebrating 100 years of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, past and present staff, joined by County Agricultural Agent Bruce Barbour, Freeholder Director Ed Smith and Freeholder Deputy Director Richard Gardner, planted a Rutgers-bred “Red-Beauty” dogwood tree at the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building today in White Township. Secretary Milly Rice read “Trees,” a poem by Joyce Kilmer published in 1914 and inspired by a white oak at what is now the home of Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Brevoort C. Conover, a former Warren County 4-H Agent and New Jersey State 4-H Youth Development department chair, died peacefully at his home in Bethlehem, Pa on April 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Conover proudly served as faculty of…
At the dawn of Rutgers Cooperative Extension in the early 1900s, New Jersey farmers were facing an era that offered promise of new methods of farming that would solve problems, improve efficiency and bring a better return on their dollar. Extension specialists and agricultural agents implemented a variety of methods and practices to engage farmers. […]
Rutgers alumnus and former faculty member Brevoort Conover, who passed away on April 13, 2014, was a 4-H Youth Development agent during his long career with Rutgers. He was recognized with several distinguished service awards and was inducted into the 4-H National Hall of Fame in 2010. In November 2013, he shared his story with […]
Imagine being able to discuss climate change with the State Climatologist or learn about New Jersey’s geology from the people who map it. Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear how New Jersey’s environmental regulations get enforced from a person who actually does the enforcement? How about learning about the role of soils in the environment […]