Website/Online Content

Michelle Infante-Casella
Agricultural Agent/Professor

Infante-Casella, M.*1, , Bamka, W.2, , Komar, S.3, , Schilling, B.4, , Melendez, M.5, , Marxen, L.6,
1 Agricultural Agent/Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Clarksboro, NJ, 08020
2 Agricultural Agent/Associate Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Westampton, NJ, 08060
3 Agricultural Agent/Associate Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Newton, NJ, 07860
4 Director of Cooperative Extension, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
5 Agricultural Agent/Assistant Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Trenton, NJ, 08638
6 Associate Director, Rutgers Office of Research Analytics, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

The Rutgers Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has the goal of disseminating information to the commercial agriculture industry, agriculture service providers and others about grants, projects, programs and educational materials related to sustainable agriculture that are funded by USDA SARE grant funding. A new website at was created to replace the former NJ SARE outreach site “Sustainable Farming on the Urban Fringe” for grant and resource information. The main areas of this new webpage include resources for: NJ SARE Outreach, Rutgers Direct Marketing and Agritourism Programming, RUBREW- Rutgers University Brewing Crops Research and Extension Work, and the Rutgers Hemp Program. The Cooperative Extension programs listed on the Rutgers SARE webpage have been funded by the USDA Northeast SARE program through the State Coordinator Professional Development Program (PDP) funds. Extension publications, presentations, training materials and other useful resources are posted on this site. In addition, Rutgers State SARE PDP Coordinator outreach information about resources and regional SARE grants is posted for grant applicants. The website had over 9,489 page views and 5,448 page users from March 28, 2019 to March 14, 2020. The webpage is continually being updated as new information is created by project team members. In addition, programs on the website are also complimented by social media pages on Facebook at and Sustainable agriculture is socially supportive, with the premise of sustainability that provides quality of life of farmers, farm families, and their communities. This website provides for online information to help meet the outreach goals of the Rutgers SARE program.