Welcome to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County. Here, you will find the latest news and upcoming events from 4-H Youth DevelopmentFamily & Community Health Sciences, and Agricultural & Natural Resources. RCE of Somerset County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, and resolve problems in the areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. RCE is an educational organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University.

Somerset County 4-H  Entered the Guinness World Record with the World’s Largest Textile Braid:
The OFFICIAL MEASUREMENT was at the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Click here to watch the video.


Summertime and Eating is Easy with 

Veggies & Fruits From Your Farm Market Workshop

Dates and Times Vary

Summertime and eating is easy with help from your farm market. Come to this free workshop to learn how to select and use more fresh vegetables and fruits to create flavorful, healthy meals and snacks.

The speaker will highlight health benefits of produce and provide recipes and preparation tips. Best of all, each family attending this hour long session will receive a Farm Market Voucher for $15 of fresh produce. A project of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset and presented by Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County. Click here to view the dates and times.


Somerset County 4-H Fair

Aug. 8, 9 & 10

This year’s Fair Theme is: Unleash Your Passion (in 4-H)! There are so many ways that a 4-H member can interpret this, such as; how has 4-H helped a youth EXPRESS their passion; how has 4-H helped a youth FIND their passion. Also how has 4-H GUIDED them to other projects/issues that they are now passionate about such as volunteering and fundraising.  Don’t forget to look throughout the club tents to see how they have Unleashed Their Passion this year.

The Somerset County 4-H Fair, which is located at North Branch Park in Bridgewster, is a county tradition since 1947.Although the Fair has grown and changed a little, some things have remained the same: there are no admission or parking fees and no midway or carnival rides. All day (10 am-10pm), free professional & amateur entertainment can be enjoyed as well. Free shuttle buses run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch. We do ask that you leave your pets at home. Click here to view our flyer. Click here to download the official mobile app for the Somerset County 4-H Fair. A fun, interactive way to keep track of what’s happening.




Cooperative Extension of Somerset County