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
directly applicable to vegetable production and marketing
likely to have near-term impact on the activities of NJ vegetable
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
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.
Extension of Atlantic County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1533