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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 open to assist you.  We will answer your phone calls and emails!  Call 609-625-0056 or email the appropriate department below.  Visits are restricted to appointments while 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 or make an appointment.

For questions on 4-H programming, please contact dyitt@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

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

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

For pesticide applicator training manuals and testing, 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// 

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

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