Help requested for Shotwell Building Set Up.
Saturday, July 16, 9:30 am

They say many hands make lite work. Come use your hands for larger service to help with the setup of the Shotwell Building for the fair.

We will be taking out, setting up, and cleaning all of the displays and begin to get the building fair ready. Helping with set-up counts towards “barn sitting” time for those displaying in the Shotwell Building.

If you would like to help please contact Tanya:, 973-948-3040 Option 5, or sign up online at 4-H Ambassador/Information table sign up

4-H Volunteer Opportunities at NJSF/SCF&HS

Reminder for those displaying in the Shotwell Building, if you are not participating/volunteering at the fair (by displaying an animal, working with Teen Council, etc) you must volunteer in one of the ways listed below or forfeit this year’s premiums and possible opportunity for a full-week fair pass next year.


Act as an Ambassador for 4-H in the Shotwell Building. Be available to share information and answer questions about 4-H. In addition, share knowledge about the items and exhibits displayed. Help sell 4-H 50/50s* and help maintain the cleanliness of the building. Shifts are 2 hours.
*You must be 18 years of age or bring along an adult to help
Sign up online at:  4-H Ambassador/Information table sign up

4-H 50/50 SALES

Assist the Sussex County 4-H Advisory Council in the Sale of 50/50 tickets. Proceeds from the sale support 4-H programming, as well as, 4-H fair ribbons.
*Must be 18 years of age or older
Contact Tanya Patrie ( or Dave Foord ( for tickets.


Help with food prep, serving, and other activities related to managing the Food Booth for the Agricultural Division of the Fair. Profits from the food booth are used to support animal project activities at the fair. This is a great opportunity to meet 4-H members from other clubs, as well as, gain work experience.  Shifts are 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm daily.
*You must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer behind the counter (liability concerns)
Contact Nadine Olsen by email at to volunteer for a shift.


Help with supervising the fun activities of Farm Fun in Barn 6.
For more information or to sign up contact Donna Meisinger at (862) 268-0805.


 Dress up as the lovable, 4-H mascot Clover, the 4-H Rover. Walk around the Fair, greet, shake hands, and pose with fairgoers young and old. Requirements are that you can safely wear the costume and that someone must assist and accompany Clover while roving.
Due to health and safety concerns, we will have a disinfecting spray available for cleaning between appearances.

If interested please contact  Tanya Patrie ( or Dave Foord (

NJSF/SCF&HS Opening Parade and Ceremonies

4-H Clubs are invited to participate in the NJSF/SCF&HS Opening Day parade. The Parade will begin on Park Road in front of the Admin Building on Friday, 8/5.  The parade will start at 7:00. Groups should plan to be there by 6:30. Groups can walk or ride but are responsible for finding their own transportation.  We will travel down Park Road, turn onto Horticulture Highway, turn onto Main St, turn onto Commercial Road, and will end up in the Horse Show Ring.  Groups will be announced as they enter and move around the ring—plan on going around the ring 2 times.  At the conclusion of the parade, will have a few very quick comments, and then the Rooster Crow to welcome all to the Fair.

If interested in participating please sign up using the following link:

New Jersey 4-H has a new Facebook Page!

Please ‘LIKE’ to stay in the know of what is happening in NJ 4-H
& connect with other 4-H members!

2023 National 4-H Congress
Applications are now being accepted

National 4-H Congress is a unique opportunity for 4-H members in grades 10-12 to come together with youth from all 50 states, that focuses on leadership, youth empowerment, community service, career development, and cultural diversity. The event brings over 1,000 4-H members over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (November 24-28) in Atlanta, Georgia.

More information about the program and the application form is available on the New Jersey 4-H website at:   

The deadline to submit applications to our Sussex 4-H office is Tuesday, July 18.
This is open to 4-H members in grades 10-13 as of September 2023.

4-H Photo Corps – July Challenge
Moving Images

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is open to youth in grades 4-13. You do not need to be enrolled in a 4-H Photography Project to join PhotoCorps.

July’s PhotoCorps theme is:

There are many ways to show motion in a still photograph. An intentional blur, or an athlete frozen by a flash can both convey a sense of motion. Show us a picture that moves us.

Please upload your photo by July 31.
You should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of August.

If you have any questions, please contact

Reel Into Fishing: For Youth in Grades 5 to 10

The Reel Into Fishing program will be held from August 16-18. Open to all NJ youth.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Ocean County, along with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), present, Reel Into Fishing!, a free program for youth in grades 5-10.
Registration is open through August 5th.
Click HERE to fill out the form.

This event is being funded by the IGFA.

Are you in grades 8-13 (one year out of high school) and interested in global citizenship? If so, see how you can get involved in a teen research project this summer!

Sharon Kinsey, 4-H Agent/Associate Professor in Camden County, is also a doctoral student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Global Studies in Education Program. She hopes you can help her understand how youth see themselves in the world and whether youth identify as global citizens. 

There are two ways you can participate: 

1) Complete an anonymous 10-15 minute online survey relating to your views on global citizenship.


2) Actively participate in a 4-week online course with other teens about global citizenship in July or August 2022 for about 1.5 hours per session. Complete pre-post surveys and weekly assignments. Certificate of completion provided.

Parental Consent Form must be completed prior to participation in either option: 

If you have questions please contact Sharon Kinsey at

4-H Walking Art 2022

Join Ocean County 4-H for the 3rd Annual Walking Art Competition! Using a GPS device, you are challenged to walk or geo-catch an image using an app of choice (recommendations include Map My Walk®, Strava®, or Geocaching®). This competition is for any NJ youth, 4-H member or not, and will run from June 24 to September 16. Entries will be featured during National 4-H Week in October.

Club Fundraising Opportunity

Contact the 4-H Office for more details if you are interested in participating as a club.


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Submit today:

*Contest open to current and past 4-H members everywhere!

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, July 7, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Chicken Parm Burger
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: Canning Fruits and Vegetables at Home: An Overview for Beginners
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Controlling Your Cancer Risk
Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Crispy Chick Peas
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Eat This Not That
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 am The Woody Plants of Summer: Native Plants (fee)
Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Watermelon Pizza
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Myths and Facts about Popular Diet Strategies
Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Watermelon Salsa

Join us at 10am on the third Wednesday of the month to brush up on your horticultural knowledge.

To register follow the link or scan the QR code above:

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