New Jersey Events

100th Anniversary of Rutgers Cooperative Extension Poster Contest

The contest is open to youth grades 4th -13th and to adults. Entrants need not be affiliated with 4-H to enter the contest. The poster theme is: "As we celebrate 100 years of Rutgers Cooperative Extension – "Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives", what does Extension mean to you?" Posters will be judged based on their illustration of the theme, originality, creativity, and technical design. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.


Tree Planting Ceremony at Rutgers University

Tuesday, June 10, 1:00 PM
Conservation Garden behind Foran Hall
This ceremony will be held rain or shine.
A reception will be held in the Foran Hall lobby following the ceremony. Please RSVP by June 6th to 856-459-1900 ext. 4522 or via email to:

National Events

At the national level, planning is underway to include advocacy efforts aligned with the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET) and the Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference. Together with Cooperative Extension’s federal partner, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), events in Washington, D.C. will wrap around and occur on the Centennial date of May 8, 2014. Additionally, the Centennial will be commemorated in a series of articles in the Journal of Extension throughout 2014.

The following national efforts, all occurring in Washington, D.C. or surrounding areas, are in the planning stages. Watch the national website for updates providing specific details:

  • CARET-AHS Annual Meeting, March 3-5, 2014 – In addition to a session about the Centennial, a reception on Capitol Hill is tentatively scheduled for early evening, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
  • PILD, April 7-9, 2014
  • Convocation & National Awareness Events – The primary day of celebration will be on Thursday, May 8, 2014 with wrap-around events during the week.