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 Farm when it was donated to the University in 1988. He built a state of the art tree fruit research and extension station at Snyder Farm, conducting over 200 applied research projects on various tree fruit crops on 14 acres of orchard he established there. Cowgill was promoted to full professor in 1993 and has published over 500 articles and papers during his career. He plans to remain as editor of Horticultural News, write regular columns for American and Western Fruit Grower Magazine and consult for fruit growers worldwide.
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