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.



4-H Science-Sational Day: April 1, 2017, 9:00 am until 1:30 pm at the Ted Blum 4-H Center (310 Milltown Rd Bridgewater). Youth in grades 1-5 (4-H members & non-members) are invited to explore new ideas, put their designs to the test, and discover a new love for science. Registration is required. For more information view the event packet.


Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) is offering a Master Food Preserver Volunteer Training Program(5 weeks): April 20, 27; May 4, 11 & 18, 2017 @ 10 am to 3 pm. Increase your knowledge & skills in food preservation: canning, reezing & drying food and more. For more information, view the flyer then download the application. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 7, 2017.


Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) presents two Home Food Preservation Workshops:

  • CANNING WORKSHOP: May 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Learn safe home food preservation methonds. Participants will make and take home cauliflower pickles.

  • FREEZING & DEHYDRATING WORKSHOP: May 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Learn to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs, vegetables & fruit. Participants will make a freezer jam and take home a sample.

Cost per workshop is $15/pp or $25/pp for both workshops. Pre-payment is required. Receipt of payment confirms your spot. Registration is due by Friday, May 5, 2017. Class size is limited.

Email lconley@co.somerset.nj.us or call 908-526-6295 to register. Make checks out to "FCHS Advisory Council".


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