Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Cape May County Presents “Farming 101” at the Cape May County 4-H Fair
Cape May Court House – Bring your farming questions and come talk to Jenny S. Carleo, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Cape May County, and local farmers on Friday, July 21st during the 4-H Fair!
Carleo will be hosting “Farming 101”, hourly virtual field trips followed by casual conversations with her and local farmers, starting at 1 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
Come watch a video and hear how to grow and market the following Ultra-Niche crops:
1 p.m. - Winter Lettuce
2 p.m. - Specialty Peppers
3 p.m. - Cut Flowers
4 p.m. - Strawberries
Carleo said, “I am pleased to be able to hold these sessions during the 4-H Fair. There are four diverse crops to learn about, but more importantly, the opportunity for me and local farmers to talk with members of the community.”
Refreshments will be served. So, beat the heat, come inside our air-conditioned facility, watch a short video and learn about farming locally from the experts in a casual, informal setting.
Jenny Carleo has been the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Cape May County and a faculty member of Rutgers University since 2006.
Carleo conducts scientific research on local farms growing small fruits. She has worked extensively in floriculture, ornamentals and vegetable production in the past. She also serves as the Project Director for “Ultra-Niche Crops for the Progressive, New Farmer” a USDA funded Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program project.
For more information about the programs offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Cape May County, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 3607.
Don’t forget the fair: The annual 4-H Fair and Chicken Bar-B-Que runs July 20 – 22 at the 4-H fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and there is a host of fun events planned for Thursday through Saturday. Tickets for the chicken BBQ will be sold starting at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m.
Parking is available for free at the Crest Haven Complex with free shuttle bus service to the fairgrounds starting at noon from the Cape May County Technical High School on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Limited premium parking is available at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds, for a suggested $5 donation.
Please call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605 for more information. Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program and the 4-H Fair at cmc4h.com