Stephen joined the RCE of Sussex County staff in November 2004. He holds a B.S. in plant and soil science and an M.S. in crop physiology. Stephen comes to Rutgers from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, where he specialized in row crop production and nutrient management. As a research associate at The University of Tennessee, Stephen assisted tobacco growers with their transition to vegetable production. Stephen’s research in plant disease and insect management has been recognized at the state and national level. His articles have been published in several professional and trade journals including Cotton Farming and Fungicide and Nematicide Reports. Stephen currently is responsible for the educational programs in commercial plant and animal agriculture for Sussex County. Stephen also prepares animal waste management plans at the state level cooperatively with the NRCS.