NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The state will lose a symbol of its Garden State history with closing to the public of the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture.

The College Farm Road museum, which since 1990 has hosted schoolchildren from around the state, closes to the public beginning Feb. 14, according to mycentraljersey.com.

The closure was forced by cuts in state aid. Ownership of the building, on leased Cook College land, will revert to Rutgers University unless new funding is found.