OCPE has become a nationwide leader in providing quality outreach and public service programs. By working closely with RCE, university faculty and staff, private industry and local, regional, and nationwide organizations, we have attracted a team of dedicated instructors who consistently exceed our customers' expectations. We strive to make quality and customer service the hallmark of our programs.
Established in 1906 by Dr. E.B. Voorhees, OCPE has grown from serving 22 farmers in New Jersey to 15,000 professionals from around the world. Our programs have expanded from the single area of agriculture technology in Dr. Voorhees' day to topics including green industries, environmental management, life sciences, public health and youth development.
Looking ahead, OCPE will continue to develop programs to meet the educational demands of New Jersey's professionals and communities. We will focus on these areas: food science and engineering; nutrition, health and safety; natural resources and the environment; and human and community resource development. Regardless of the program topic, our customers' needs will remain at the center of our vision for the future.