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Cooperative Extension of Somerset County

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For the safety of our residents and employees, County offices are closed to the public. Somerset County Rutgers Cooperative Extension faculty & staff continue to work remotely. The best way to reach us is by email - please be patient while waiting for a response. We will continue to post new resources and online learning opportunities on this website and in social media.

4-H Youth Development: Lisa Rothenburger (, Carol Ward (
Family & Community Health Sciences: Daryl Minch (
Agriculture & Natural Resources: Nick Polanin (, Marilyn Cubano (

All in person RCE, classes, events and meetings are cancelled through May 31. We will provide updates and new dates when we are allowed to gather.

To find more information and resources from Rutgers NJAES, visit

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Please see our list of COVID-19 resources during this time. For all up-to-date information from Rutgers NJAES, please visit their website at