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2019 NJ State Conference

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Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey

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October 5, 2019

Course Code: AH0203IA20

The Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey (RMGANJ) will hold its Annual Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick! This annual conference gives all Rutgers Master Gardener (RMG) volunteers from across the state the opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with each other while hearing and learning from noted experts in the wide field of horticulture.

Highlights of the 2019 Annual Conference

  • Learn from noted experts in the field of horticulture and hear about educational opportunities in the RMGANJ Counties
  • Watch the video of the State Award winners for each county, includes two presentations by International Master Gardener Award Winning Counties
  • Enjoy continental breakfast/coffee and LUNCH IS INCLUDED!
  • Win door prizes
  • Earn 5 CE hours

Featured Speakers

Dr. Anthony Broccoli, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Dr. Anthony Broccoli, Rutgers Climate Institute

Topic: New Jersey's Changing Climate: Past and Future

This talk will provide a summary of past and projected future changes in climate focused on New Jersey. Dr. Broccoli is Professor of Atmospheric Science and Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at RU, where he also serves as Co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute. His primary research interest is climate dynamics, especially the simulation of past climates and climate change.

Rich Buckley, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Richard Buckley, Director of Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

Topic: Your Climate Resilient Urban Grassland

Realize the environmental benefits of well maintained turfgrass with the least input. As Director of the Plant Diagnostic Lab, Buckley is a frequent lecturer on disease and insect pest problems in turfgrass and ornamental plants and provides plant diagnostics and integrated pest management solutions.

Dr. William Sciarappa, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Dr. William Sciarappa, NJAES

Topic: Incorporating Indoor Cultivation Techniques with Aeroponics and Hydroponics into Master Gardener Activities

New and improved indoor cultivation methods with aeroponics, hydroponics, and geoponics have created learning, teaching, and outreach opportunities for the Master Gardener curriculum. Year-round production of horticultural crops can make significant educative and economic demonstrations!

About the Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey

The Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey (RMGANJ) is an organization made up of representatives from each of the county Master Gardener programs. The purpose of RMGANJ is to unite Rutgers Master Gardener programs in a statewide group that will assist Rutgers Cooperative Extension in its basic mission to disseminate research-based information to the general public. It also provides a forum for developing activities in support of Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners/Educators or current Rutgers Master Gardener Interns. RMGANJ consists of representatives from all current programs and designated RCE faculty and staff.


Registration for this conference has closed!
Date & Time

Last Held: Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Opening Remarks
11:45am - Lunch
3:15pm – Conclusion


Cook Student Center
Multi Purpose Room ABC
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Registration Fees

Registration Fee:

Your registration fee includes a boxed lunch. Please select your preferred lunch choice when you register.

Cancellation Fee:


Contact Us!

Administrative Assistant:
Olga Welsh

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodation. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns relating to discrimination at 848-932-3584

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