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Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County

About Us

Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a division of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), helps our diverse population adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through science-based educational programs. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County enhances the quality of life and economic opportunities for county residents by bringing the wealth of knowledge of Rutgers, the State University, to our local communities.

Our office is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. We can still answer your phone calls and emails! Call 609-625-0056 or email the appropriate department below. Certain publications and resources (Farm Plate/Farm Tag Certificates and soil test kits) can be obtained from the front vestibule of the building during normal business hours of 8:30-4:30, Monday - Friday. Call 609-625-0056 to schedule a time for pick-up.

For questions on 4-H programming, please contact

For questions on FCHS programming, please contact

For questions on ANR programming, please contact or

For Master Gardener questions, please contact Belinda Chester at

Additional Resources

Covid-19 Resources:

For crop production manuals, please visit 

For submitting insect or plant samples to the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Labs, please visit 

For pesticide applicator training manuals please visit the following sites:


New Applicator Training



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    Interested in gardening and understanding the science behind how things grow?  This online course begins 2/9/2023.  Registration required...  More Information

  • David M. Rizzotte, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is available to a high school senior or first year college student who will be attending a university, college or technical school in...  More Information