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.

Using & Preserving Culinary Herbs Workshop

Herbs are all about flavor and reducing the need for salt, Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) invites you to attend its Herbs Add Flavor: Using & Preserving Culinary Herbs Workshop on Tuesday, July 17 at 10 am-12 pm or 6:30 -8:30 pm at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office, 310 Milltown Road in Bridgewater.  Learn about culinary herbs – how to pair them with food and use them in cooking, also how to preserve by freezing or drying. There will be demonstrations and tastings of pesto, salsa verde, herb sugar and cucumber soup with mint. Bring one stick of butter to make herb butter to bring home!

Register by Monday, July 2, 2018.  Cost is $15 per person. Light refreshments and food samples included. Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited!  To register, email lconley@co.somerset.nj.us or register online at goo.gl/KwkGWX.  Payment must be in advance and sent to Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office.  For more information call 908-526-6295. Click here for the flyer.




Cooperative Extension of Somerset County