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New Jersey is know as the Garden State with over 730,000 acres of land farmed.   However NJ is also known as the most densely populated state in the nation which creates challenges to our balance between people, nature and land use.  Soil is the foundation for life.  It acts as a filter to protect the quality of water, air, and supports growth of plants and animals.  

On January 15, 2014, students in grades 6-8 are invited to work with the NJ Association of Conservation Districts, the NJ Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Districts, USDA/ Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rutgers University scientists from the Soil Resource Department to learn about soil science and to develop community service projects that apply their  knowledge in their local communities.  The project is supported by a generous grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Join us to help make a difference. 

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