Regarding COVID-19 and the Operations of Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office and Services
Pursuant to operating guidance from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the County of Hunterdon, Rutgers Cooperative Extension continues to meet the needs of the public primarily through phone, email, web-based communications and education.
In the event an in-person meeting is required, this will be scheduled one-on-one, and by appointment with appropriate staff, between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.
For department specific COVID – 19 information, click on the department links below.
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We have been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
Report it to the USDA! Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at:
USDA APHIS PPQ
Attention: Gregory Soto
1500 Lower Road
Linden, NJ 07036
Please write down your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and insert it in your package. If you have already planted or discarded seeds please send us an email to Gregory.T.Soto@usda.gov.
If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an Email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.
A community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program offers everyone in grades K–13, the opportunity to explore countless opportunities in science, arts, foods, outdoor adventure, and more. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning is fun!
Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) links agriculture and health to bring innovative food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles programs to Hunterdon County residents of all ages. Outreach includes research and collaboration in Nutrition, Child and School Wellness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Food Safety & Home Food Preservation
Serves the residents of Hunterdon County through the development and dissemination of research-based information. Assists commercial agriculture operations through research and demonstrations related to tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable crop management, implementation of Integrated Pest Management Systems (IPM), and viable use of natural resources.
Includes the Rutgers Master Gardener program, for home garden and landscape education, information and problem solving. Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers are a unique group of trained individuals who assist Rutgers Cooperative extension in providing horticultural programs and services to enhance their communities, and educate local residents in their home gardens and landscapes