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Using Archaeology & Insects to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

Using Archaeology & Insects to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

This FREE event for farmers and students interested in agriculture will feature hands-on activities and short lectures about a research project studying insects from a 1680s coffin excavated at the first permanent English settlement in Maryland. Lunch is included.

Attendees will receive a folding pocket magnifier on behalf of NOFA-NJ to support continued insect identification in the farm or garden.


Directions & Parking:

The workshop will be held in the conference room behind the main office building.

Pull in on the gravel road between 2 homes on Route 539 where you see the sign for Rutgers Specialty Crop Research & Extension Center. Follow the road up through a gate and continue up the hill. The first building on the right is the office (1-story yellowish building). Past that is where the conference room is located, a very large white building on the right.

Parking will be across from the conference room on the grassy field (if the weather permits). If muddy or if overflow parking is needed, you will be directed to park in the office parking lot and along the gravel road.

Registrants will get a confirmation email 1 week before the workshop and a reminder email the morning of.

This event is a collaboration between NOFA-NJ and George Hamilton’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Laboratory at the Rutgers University Department of Entomology and is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number GNE22-292.

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