According to the "2007 Census of Agriculture, NJ State and County Data," (USDA, 12/09), there are 103 farms in Passaic County utilizing 1,981 acres of land to grow crops and raise livestock. When forestry lands under the Farmland Assessment Act are added, the total land area devoted to agriculture and managed forests grows to 3,010 acres. In addition, the consumer service/horticulture industries (tree service/arborists, turf and landscape maintenance personnel, right of way and aquatic weed managers, and pest control operators), nurseries, greenhouse and equine industries are a multi-billion dollar business in Passaic County.
The Rutgers agricultural assistant has responsibilities as legislated by New Jersey law. These include:
Educational programs are in the form of newsletters, phone calls, office, site, and farm visits.
For more Information
Program Associate II
Cooperative Extension of Passaic County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
930 Riverview Dr., Suite 250
Totowa, NJ 07512-1167