Ocean County 4-H Clover Lego Challenge

Sunday, April 23, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
at the Ocean County Agricultural Building in Toms River.

Open to all 4-H members, including Cloverbuds! Free event but participants are asked to bring a non-perishable item for a local food pantry. For more information contact Denise at dgerhauser@co.ocean.nj.us and 732-349-1227.

Support National 4-H Week
October 1st – 7th, 2023

Since 2010, Tractor Supply has partnered with 4‑H to help create Opportunity4All and raise more than $14 million through the Paper Clover campaign. The success of these campaigns has impacted over 81,500 youth by providing them with the tools and resources they need to move forward and reach their full potential.

100 percent of funds raised through the bi-annual Paper Clover campaign directly benefits 4‑H youth. 90 percent of donations directly support 4‑H youth in the state where the funds were raised, and the remaining 10 percent supports the overall mission and growth of 4‑H nationally.

2024 4-H Animal Project Representative

Applications for the 2024 4-H Animal Project Representatives are now being accepted. Applicants must be members in grades 7-13, with priority given to those in 11- 13th grade.


Additional requirements to be eligible are:

  • Applicants must have completed three years in the animal project area they are applying for, and be a member in good standing in the club that relates to that project area.
  • Applicants must have given a county-level public presentation during the current project year.

The S. C. 4-H Animal Project Representative application packets must be completed and turned in to your 4-H club leader. Applications received by club leaders should be submitted to the 4-H office no later than June 1

In the event of a competition for the representative position (more than one application received for a specific species), the 4-H Office will schedule interviews judges will receive the contestants’ application packets before the interview portion.

By submitting this application, a contestant is also agreeing to attend the following mandatory events during the Fair:

 – Assist with specie shows and events. 
 – NJSF/SCF&HS Opening Ceremonies (and parade if applicable) on the First Day of Fair.
 – Queen of the Fair Contest on the first Saturday
 – Be available in your species barn from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on the Thursday of the Fair to assist Round Robin participants.
 – If not a participant, assist during the Round Robin event.
 – *MAS Livestock Reps Only– Assist with Market Animal Dinner and Sale (Tuesday evening)

Optional events you are encouraged to attend:
 – Daily Fair Tractor Parade (2pm daily during fair week)
 – Branchville Memorial Day Parade
 – Newton Holiday Parades

2023 NJSF®/SCFHS 4-H Club Booth Theme

The theme for the 4-H club booth displays for the
2023 NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show is…

4-H: _  (insert your own descriptive word here)__ Grows Here!

This is a great opportunity to share with the public how 4-H clubs empower youth to pursue their passions to learn new skills.

Show us what 4-H means to you, both leaders and club members. What does your club do and how it can inspire others? What projects, activities, and/or events has your club participated in this project year? How has your club provided service to others? How have the project, activities, and/or events in your club inspired the youth in your club and/or the community? Show the public and us what it is that makes 4-H and your club special and why they would want to be part of it.

To promote conservation and keep 4-H green, the reuse or use of recycled materials in your design is encouraged. Creative interpretation of the theme and use of green materials will be among the criteria used by those judging the booths. Interactive displays are encouraged, but all parts and décor must remain in the booth. Please remember that booths should be a collaborative effort by the whole club.

To participate, a club booth form needs to be completed and returned it to the 4-H office by June 30 to register for the fair.

Rutgers Day | Rutgers-New Brunswick

Take the family to experience the myriad programs taking place on our campus such as the Livestock Shows, the R Cupcake Display, High-Speed Horses, Insect Race, Middlesex County Master Gardener Plant Sale, New Jersey Folk Festival, Petting Zoo, Food Science Club Ice Cream, Cook’s Market Vendors, Seeing Eye Dog Show, Animal Science BBQ, the World’s Largest

4-H Clubs are invited to participate in:

The registration form can be found here:
Memorial-2023-appl_.pdf (sussex4h.org)

The deadline to register is May 15

NEW THIS SUMMER! 4-H Camp at Rutgers Gardens. For more information and registration visit our website at https://nj4hcamp.rutgers.edu/gardens.html You can also find more information on our camp guide: https://nj4hcamp.rutgers.edu/pdf/Gardens/Gardens%20Camp%20Guide%203.pdf#view=fitv  For any questions about our program please email us at 4hcamp@4hcamp.njaes.rutgers.edu or call our office (973-903-3253).

New Jersey 4-H State Public Presentation

June 11, 2023
Rutgers Academic Building,
15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick.

4-Hers in grades 8-13 who received a Blue Ribbon at county-level presentations are invited to participate. Those Sussex County eligible members received an email with the invitation. If you feel you should have received one and did not, please contact the 4-H Office.

Presentation options are: in-person, virtually on Zoom, or by recorded video. Details are available at https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/comm/publicpres/. Registrations must be completed through 4HOnline  by Friday, May 26, 2023. Instructions on how to register are available here (PDF).

Horse Project Events Taking Place Soon

New Jersey State 4-H Championship Horse Show

August 25-27, 2023 at the Gloucester County DREAM Park

New Date for NJ State 4-H Goat Show

The State 4-H Goat Show is moving to the Saturday of the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, August 26, 2023.More info at https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/goats/goatshow/

Do you dream about your child having the opportunity to travel the world? This is their chance!
 The NJ 4-H Global Explorers Program is traveling in July 2024 to experience the Galapagos.

To receive more information sign up at https://bit.ly/3LOtSOB. Or contact
Sharon Kinsey, Camden County 4-H Agent

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture

Online Class – Opens January 15, 2024 & Closes February 19, 2024 

Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 14-16 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open. There is an optional live Q & A session with the instructors during which you can ask questions about the course content.  

If you have any questions and/or concerns, bee sure to contact Pam Mayer pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu

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