2022 Fall Member Meeting – Program

8:30 am to 9:30 am — Coffee Social with Donuts

9:30 am to 9:45 amCall to order: Rick Hartlieb, Board President

9:45 am to 10:40 am — Rutgers University Hazelnut Breeding Program: Exciting Progress and New Cultivars for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Tom Molnar —Associate Professor at Rutgers University SEBS-Plant Biology

10:40 am to 10:55__ Morning Break

10:55 am to 11:45 am  — White-tailed Deer Population Impacts on Northern NJ Forests 

Jessica Ray  — Staff Scientist with the Center for Environmental Studies, Raritan Valley Community College

Deer Impacts on Forest Restoration

Raritan Valley Community College

11:45 am to 12:45 pm __ Lunch Break

12:45 pm to 1:35 pm — Impacts of Invasives on the Ecosystem

Mike Van Clef — Stewardship Director, Strike Team Program Director for Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.

1:35 pm to 2:15 pm — Deregulation and Rollout of Darling 58

Sara Fitzsimmons — Chief Conservation Officer, North Central Regional Science Coordinator

2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLord Stirling Orchard Tour (It could run longer and you are welcome to leave at any time.)