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Winfred P. Cowgill, Jr., joined the faculty of Rutgers, the State University as a county agricultural agent in 1978. He completed his undergraduate degree in Horticulture at Delaware Valley College (74) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Pomology at Rutgers, the State University. He has been employed as a county agricultural agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension where he started at the rank of Instructor and was promoted to Professor I in 1993. Win Cowgill is an area fruit agent who conducts numerous applied research projects in tree fruit and vegetable crops at the Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm. Cowgill is co-owner and co-webmaster of the Virtual Orchard ® with Jon Clements.

Win grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey and was the son of Paul and Polly Cowgill. He gained the love of agriculture from his grandfather, Paul Drummond, after spending much time on his dairy and crop farm in Delaware. Brief stints in farming and a landscaping business led him to return to Cook College, Rutgers University to take a course in Systematic Pomology with Dr.'s Fred Hough and Catherine Bailey. A masters degree in Pomology was set in motion and a career in Cooperative Extension as a county agricultural agent specializing in tree fruit production and marketingthat has spanned 24 years and 220 days, but who is counting.

Professional Affiliations

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

He is active in his professional associations; NACAA the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and the ASHS American Society for Horticultural Science


Business Address

Area Fruit Agent and Department Head
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County
Extension Center
PO Box 2900 Flemington, NJ 08822 -2900

Telephone 908-788-1339
Fax 908-806-4735

Win Cowgill specializes in tree fruit production and conducts numerous applied research trials at the

Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm in Pittstown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Research Projects and Results

1999 North Jersey Tree Fruit Report

1999 Endothall Apple Thinning Report

1999 Typy Report

1999 Procure Report

1997-98 North Jersey Tree Fruit Research Trials




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