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James Robert Johnson

James Robert Johnson, American county agricultural official, educator.

Background

Johnson, James Robert was born on February 13, 1950 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Edwin and Geraldine Lucille (Thomas) Johnson.

Education

Associate in Liberal Arts, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1973. Master of Science, University Massachusetts, 1976.

Career

Graduate research assistant, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1974-1976;lecturer, Stockbridge School, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976-1977;lecturer, School Continuing Education, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977;county expert agent agriculture, Sullivan County, N.H., 1977-1982;coordinator cooperative expert service, Sullivan County, N.H., 1978-1980, 82;county agricultural agent III, Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1982-1988;county agricultural agent II, Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1988-1992;county agricultural agent III, Cumberland County, New Jersey, since 1992. Active Cumberland County Board Agriculture, since 1984, Farm Bureau Nursery Advisory Committee, 1987, FCI-Fairton Agricultural Education Advisory Committee, since 1993. Presenter in field.

Religion

People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Member horticulture advisory committee Cumberland County College Agriculture, since 1983. Member New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (certified nursery professional committee), New Jersey Agri-business Association, International Plant Propagators' Society (member long range planning committee 1986-1988, member research committee 1990-1992, chair 1992, member local site committee 1993-1994, chair tour committee, member program committee 1993-1994), Agricultural Agents Association New Jersey (member professional training committee 1983-1989, member public relations committee 1987, state chair recognitions and awards committee since 1987, member constitution and by-laws committee since 1994, board directors since 1994), National Association County Agricultural Agents (chair national meeting special meals committee 1986-1989, vice chair recognition and awards committee 1991-1993, Rohm & Haas State Merit certified for public information newsletter 1978, Scotts Horticultural Communications Program State award 1981, Search for Excellence Farm Income State award 1986, 89, Ciba-Geigy Crop Production State award 1986, 88, 89, Ciba-Geigy Crop Production Northeast Regional award 1990, Distinguished Service award 1990, Ciba-Geigy Crop Production National award Agricultural Tour Switzerland 1991), Epsilon Sigma Phi (member Alpha Xi awards committee 1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, hiking.

Connections

Married Diana Lee Welch, January 15, 1972. Children: Benjamin, Rebecca, Caroline, David.

Politics

Baptist churches should celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within its membership.