Education & Training > Footprints in the Field
The world has serious problems to solve and it needs your help. Sustaining agriculture to provide quality food, fiber, and landscape beauty for our planet is not just about training new farmers. Farmers require a variety of support systems to be successful. Knowledge of agriculture is integral to a wide range of careers. Rutgers is dedicated to providing individuals with the tools to solve the difficult problems facing our state, nation, and world.
Our students and farm interns come from diverse backgrounds and go on to serve the changing needs of agriculture and all related fields. As active participants in cutting-edge research and its direct application, they gain character building experiences, comprehensive knowledge, leadership skills, and develop life long relationships. Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Rutgers Research and Extension Farms are a unique combination because together they provide experiential education where classroom studies are applied in the field. There is no better way to learn than working side-by-side in the field with renowned Rutgers professors and successful urban fringe farmers. Interested in being part of the solution to major world problems? Come get your hands dirty with us.
Want to get a taste of a career related to agriculture?
Sustainable Agriculture: This Junior/Senior Colloquium is offered through the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Get out of the classroom and into the field. Walk the rows with successful farmers of our state. Critically dissect controversial topics important to food and fiber production. Discuss sustainable agriculture issues with the movers and shakers of our region. Find your passion.