............Charles E and Lena Maier
......................................................Vegetable Crops Research Award



The Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey, Inc. is pleased to make available the Charles E. and Lena Maier Vegetable Research Award. Charlie Maier enjoyed a long life as a grower and participant in the affairs of New Jersey's vegetable industry.
Charlie donated $60,000 to the Rutgers University Foundation establishing an annual award in appreciation of the service they received from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the NJAES during the many years their family were commercial vegetable growers. Through earnings and additional gifts, the principal of the Fund is now approximately $110,000.

This grant provides an award to the faculty of Cook College, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, who engage in research projects enhancing the commercial vegetable industry of New Jersey.
Priority will be given to proposals for practical research projects:
directly applicable to vegetable production and marketing in NJ;
likely to have near-term impact on the activities of NJ vegetable growers;
that are new and require seed money;
not likely to receive funding from outside sources or NJAES;
that require specific tool or piece of equipment

Award Amount
The VGA anticipates about $5,500 will be available annually. This may be used to support one or more than one award for lesser amounts. The recipient is required to prepare a one page typed 'Summary of Accomplishments' by the end of the award year to be kept on file by the VGANJ and to present their results at the VGANJ Annual Meeting.


To apply for this award, contact Rick Van Vranken. Awards are made at the VGANJ Annual Meeting.

Richard VanVranken

Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
6260 Old Harding Highway

Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1533

Phone: 609-625-0056
Fax: 609-625-3646