New Jersey State Coordinator
Michelle Infante-Casella has been an Agricultural Agent with Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension since 1996. Her responsibilities include vegetable production and marketing as well as field crops in Gloucester County. Her research areas include solanaceous crops, cole crops, cucurbit crops research and sustainable agriculture practices. Agent Infante-Casella also chairs the Rutgers NJAES Agritourism Working Group and leads programs related to on-farm direct marketing risk management for farmers.
Michelle served as the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Professional Improvement Council, Sustainable Agriculture National Chairperson for the first 2 years (2009-2010) of the program and assisted in writing curriculum for the NACAA/SARE Fellows Program. She is the current Northeast Regional Vice-Chairperson for this committee.
Michelle Infante-Casella has a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from Delaware Valley College and a Masters in Plant Science from Virginia Tech. Originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey, she and her husband Benjamin reside in Gloucester County, New Jersey and have two sons, Benjamin and Dominick.