Robin Brumfield, NJ Extension Specialist
Dept. of Agricultural, Food
& Resource Economics
Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey
55 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Areas of Interest: Farm Management, Cost Accounting, Greenhouse Economics, Cost of Production, Horticultural Marketing
Dr. Robin G. Brumfield is a Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA, and has been the Farm Management Extension Specialist at Rutgers since 1988. She is internationally known for her work in horticultural economics. Her Greenhouse Cost Accounting Program is the standard in the greenhouse industry. She wrote the marketing and business management chapters for the best-selling textbook, Greenhouse Operations and Management by Dr. Paul V. Nelson. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Horticulture with a minor in Economics and Business from North Carolina State University. Dr. Brumfield was named a Fellow of ASHS in 2012; this is the highest honor the society bestows. Dr. Robin Brumfield has been working with the New Jersey Annie’s Project Team as state co-leader since 2011. She worked with the team to conduct focus groups to adapt this program from the mid-west to conditions in an urban state. She has arranged the workshops so that the women complete a business plan as part of the workshop.
Dr. Brumfield took the Annie’s Project concept to Antalya, Turkey as her sabbatical project in late 2011 and co-founded Suzanne’s Project in cooperation with Akdeniz University. The Annie’s Project New Jersey and Suzanne’s Project team was awarded the 2012 Team Award for Excellence by the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the 2013 Epsilon Sigma Phi (national extension honorary society) state team award, and the 2014 Best of the Best Rutgers Cooperative Extension Team Award. In 2013, Dr. Brumfield took Suzanne’s Project to Georgetown, Guyana. In 2013, she received the Epsilon Sigma Phi (national extension honorary society) International Service Award.