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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 dyitt@njaes.rutgers.edu

For questions on FCHS programming, please contact jkinsey@njaes.rutgers.edu

For questions on ANR programming, please contact vanvranken@njaes.rutgers.edu or pavlis@njaes.rutgers.edu

For Master Gardener questions, please contact Belinda Chester at belinda.chester@rutgers.edu.

Additional Resources

Covid-19 Resources:  https://njaes.rutgers.edu/covid-19/

For crop production manuals, please visit https://njaes.rutgers.edu/ag/crops/ 

For submitting insect or plant samples to the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Labs, please visit https://njaes.rutgers.edu/plant-diagnostic-lab/ 

For pesticide applicator training manuals please visit the following sites:

Manuals https://pestmanagement.rutgers.edu/pat/manuals/ 

New Applicator Training  https://pestmanagement.rutgers.edu/pat/coreandotjtraining

Exams https://pacer.rutgers.edu//