Two New Jersey 4-H members attended the National Agri-Science Youth Summit held February 2-5 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The purpose of the conference was to provide youth with an opportunity to learn about and develop an understanding of the critical role of agricultural science innovation in addressing […]
Jack Rabin’s retirement celebration took place Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Cook Student Center and capped a nearly 34-year career. Rutgers faculty & staff, New Jersey farmers & politicians, and friends of Jack Rabin’s came from near and far to wish him well. The celebration began with talks and presentations and ended with food […]
Estella (Stella) Almeida of Eatontown, New Jersey was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 7 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program, Almeida was one of 16 people inducted during the ceremony at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy […]
Donald Schaffner, Department of Food Science
Jenna Miller, 2016 4-H New Jersey Equestrian of the Year
Annual 4-H Summer Science Program was held July 11-15 on the Cook Campus Over sixty high school students from Elizabeth, Newark, New Brunswick, Passaic, Paterson, Trenton, Rahway and Atlantic City participated in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities alongside Rutgers faculty at the 8th annual 4-H Summer Science Program on the Rutgers-New Brunswick […]
One of Central Jersey’s largest events, the Middlesex County Fair, promises fun, farm and animal flair as the venture gets ready to start its 78th year in “business.”… Celebrating 250 years of Rutgers: The Middlesex County Fair is one of several county fairs celebrating Rutgers’ 250th anniversary with special interactive displays designed to bring attendees closer to the revolutionary history of its state university. For generations, Rutgers has been a vital partner in the Garden State’s county fair tradition through Rutgers Cooperative Extension and its 4-H Youth Development Program. To honor the milestone anniversary, all of the state’s county fairs will feature the theme, “Rutgers. Revolutionary for 250 Years.” Fairgoers will have the chance to be a part of history under a special tent that recreates the Nov. 10, 1766 signing of the charter that launched Queens College, the precursor to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Interactive cut-out figures for photo opportunities and “Rutgers 250” plant breeding products are also new this year.
This spring, the Seeds to Salads program run by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County reaped in giant salads which fed more than 300 children, teachers, and Master Gardener volunteers. Volunteers in the program worked with third-graders at Wh…
The best way to teach science is hands on, right? That’s the conventional way, but the polar regions and the obstacle of over 9,000 miles between cutting-edge polar science and the scientists, teachers and students who could benefit from this interaction demand another way. In June, Rutgers University departments of Marine and Coastal Sciences and […]
Three Somerset County 4-H members will travel to the nation’s capital to represent New Jersey at the 2016 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Conference… “The conference provides opportunities for young people to identify individual citizenship rights and responsibilities; identify issues facing youth and explore causes and possible solutions; establish communication with law makers; witness government in action; and develop a personal citizenship action plan” said Lisa Rothenburger, Somerset County 4-H Agent.