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We 'R' Here When You Need Us.

For the safety of our residents and employees, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County office is closed to the public and all in-person events and classes have been suspended through March 31, 2021. For additional resources and activities, please visit our Online Learning page. For all Coronavirus resources for Somerset County, NJ, visit the Somerset County Coronavirus Diseases Resource Center.

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.

Online Learning

Due to health and safety reasons, our offices are closed and all in-person events and classes are suspended until December 31, 2020. Because of this, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County is committed to offering interactive and educational online activities and resources instead. Please take a look at all the current opportunities and resources below to stay engaged.

Contact Information

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