Rutgers Cooperative Extension is focused on building strong connections within our community that help empower our youth, foster healthy families, and grow rich environments for our agriculture and natural resources. We aim to improve the quality of life for all residents by addressing emerging issues with modern solutions related to agriculture, food, natural resources, environment, public health, and youth development. All of which is accomplished through the hard work of faculty, staff, and volunteers from 4‑H Youth Development, Family & Community Health Sciences, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Take a look at some of our featured upcoming events from all of our departments at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County. View our full calendar of upcoming events for each department.
Vegetable Gardening: Planning & Creating
March 6, 2020
Turn a sunny patch of lawn into a productive vegetable garden. Learn how to choose the right site for your desired vegetables, how to test, till and improve your soil, and which vegetables grow well in our area. You will get advice on creating a garden plan, choosing healthy plants, and selecting the proper tools.
Cooking Up Healthy: A Series
Various Dates (February - June)
Join FCHS at one of our many Cooking Up Healthy workshops for fun, hands-on food prep and demonstration aimed at helping you create healthy, easy, and delicious meals and snacks! We welcome you to come to one, all, or however many workshops fit your schedule.
March 28, 2020
Somerset County 4-H Science-Sational Day is a fun day of science and learning, where youth will attend engaging programs presented by Science Tellers and then split into groups by grade level to participate in hands-on workshops that allow them to learn-by-doing a variety of science topics.