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Youth, Community & Economic Development

Whether it's helping to build productive futures for youth, supporting families of deployed military personnel or nurturing the budding performance artist within, Cooperative Extension, a unit of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), provides the tools and opportunities to build community and develop skills. From 4-H youth activities and camps, parenting information and workshops, programming that engages urban youth, to guidance for eldercare--these are among the resources that Cooperative Extension offers to New Jersey residents. Enhancing the economic wellbeing of the state is a critical goal of the investment strategy of the experiment station. Guided by a dedicated economic development office, Rutgers NJAES is committed to growing food and agribusinesses, green enterprises and increasing the economic impact of New Jersey's commercial and recreational fisheries.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences