The Office of Agriculture and Urban Programs

The Office of Agriculture and Urban Programs (OAUP) supports academic and outreach efforts that connect urban and suburban communities with agriculture in order to enhance the economy, landscape and culture of New Jersey. The office serves as an intellectual meeting place for faculty, staff, and the larger community to come together around research and collaborative projects in the area of urban agriculture. Working with academic programs from multiple disciplines in SEBS and Rutgers at large, OAUP connects students with farmers and communities seeking to develop and expand urban agricultural endeavors. The OAUP works closely with Rutgers Cooperative Extension to connect the resources of the University to the larger community through action research and outreach.