Be sure to check out the revised version of the
4-H Families Prepare For Fair Guide.
It has the full 4-H Schedule, as well as, the full Ag Arena schedule of shows and events. Some days and times have been changed from previous years, so be sure to double-check.
Please also remember if you are exhibiting in the Shotwell Building to sign up for a shift or 2 at the 4-H Ambassador Table.
And this year, the New Jersey State Fair has stated that Rabies vaccinations are Recommended but NOT REQUIRED except for Cats & Dogs that are to be exhibiting on the fairgrounds.
Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and Non-4-H Members.
Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops
July 27 at 1 pm: Seeing and Composing Creative Photographs (For Middle and High Schoolers)
Come learn how to create effective images through strong composition. In this webinar, our photography instructor will engage you in conversation about learning to see photographically. Youth do not need to bring cameras or photographs to the session.
Current NJ 4-H STEP
Junior International Explores Guam
Hey kids! Do you know where Guam is? Did you know it is not a country, but a territory of the US? Would you like to meet kids from Guam and learn about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what kids from NJ love to do while learning what Chamorro (people from Guam) kids love as well. This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Chamorro youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making traditional dishes together (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things like music and dancing, local legends and stories, and our countries’ iconic destinations. Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe! This program is for youth 10–13. Sessions will run on Monday and Wednesdays from 7 pm–8 pm Starting July 7 through August 2.
Junior International Explores Virtual Club- Guam registration link
Understanding Food Allergies Workshop Series
Over the course of three, one-hour interactive workshops via Zoom, you will learn what food allergies are, why allergic reactions occur, and how you can keep friends with food allergies safe. Each week, you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare (in the microwave), a quick, single-serve, allergen-free dessert. Open to youth (4th grade and up) and adults. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm, from July 14 through July 28.
Understanding Food Allergies Workshop Series registration link
Globetasters 6: Cooking with Color
Join us for Globe Tasters 4-H Cultural Cuisine S.T.E.P. Club—Session 7. You can cook right along with us or watch and make later. This program is for youth in grades 4–12. This session, Globetasters 7, Cooking with Color has an emphasis on Jersey Fresh Produce and buying locally. Sessions will run on Mondays, 4–5:30pm starting July 12–August 30.
Registration coming soon.
National 4-H Summer STEP Clubs
4-H Virtual Cooking Camp
Get your summer sizzle on with Pennsylvania 4-H! This FREE virtual cooking camp is open to all kids and families across the country. You’ll learn how to whip up tasty summer dishes like Rainbow Buddha Bowls and Garden Sloppy Joes. Register by July 14.
Calling all NJ youth! Join the International Game Fishing Association along with 4-H/Rutgers Cooperative Extension for a two-day fishing clinic.
This hands-on program will teach you about fishery management, environmental science, biology, and much more. You’ll also adventure on a REAL boat!
This program is FREE for youth in grades 5th – 10th. Registration is currently being accepted but hurry, spots are going quickly.
Please call the 4-H Department at 732 349 1227 to register.
AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING BOOT SUPPORTS AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING KIDS IN 4-H
Georgia Boot is a proud partner of the National 4-H Council. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be #GeorgiaBootStrong and create a better path #Fourward through the hands-on learning experiences that 4-H offers. These programs help build confidence, creativity, leadership, and resiliency, shaping our future leaders.
From now until August of 2023, we will offer various promotions on our website and at select retail partner locations. A portion of sales from these promotions will be donated to National 4-H Council to provide critical resources needed to support the organization’s efforts to empower our youth. Georgia Boot has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000 in 2021, $75,000 in 2022 and $85,000 in 2023.
Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders
Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events
Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: Preventative Practices to Support the Health of Small-Scale Poultry
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: BeneFITS of Walking
Friday, June 17, 2022 – Juneteenth – State Offices Closed
Friday, June 17, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Father’s Day Mocktails
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Foods that Fight Pain: Separating Myth from Fact
Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: No-Bake Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Eating Patterns for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events
Classes scheduled for the next few weeks are:
Saturday, July 10, 2021; 9:00 am – Pet First Aid & CPR Certification Online (fee)
Monday, July 12, 2021; 6:00 pm – Pet First Aid & CPR Certification Online (fee)
Monday, July 12, 2021; 6:30 pm – Urban Gardening Webinar Series/ El Huerto Urbano Series Virtual (Day 1 of 5)
Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Tuna Salad with Herb Toast
Thursday, July 16, 2021; 12:00 pm – Spotted Lanternfly Q&A | Helpline Live
July 16-22, 2021 (online) – CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License
Monday, July 19, 2021; 6:30 pm – Urban Gardening Webinar Series/ El Huerto Urbano Series Virtual (Day 2 of 5)
Tuesday, July 21, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Ginger and Garlic Zucchini Stir Fry
Wednesday, July 21, 2021; 2:00 pm – Preserving Foods at Home: An Overview of Safe Options
Friday, July 23, 2021; 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Peppers 101
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