The Sussex RCE/4-H office will be closed Friday, June 16, in observance of Juneteenth.

Congratulations to all of our Senior 4-H Members Graduating from High School!

Danielle AlvesHigh Point Regional High School
Kaden ConoverHigh Point Regional High School
Kaitlin DalySparta High School
Ashleigh DicksonSussex County Technical High School
Ryan EspinosaKittatinny Regional High School
Katrina HoubenHigh Point Regional High School
Ashley KuperusHigh Point Regional High School
Paige PatrieHigh Point Regional High School
Lauren ReeseHigh Point Regional High School
Chloe SchadeggHigh Point Regional High School
Benjamin SmithHigh Point Regional High School
Julia St. ClairSussex County Technical High School
Grady Van EkVeritas Christian Academy
Samantha VealeyPope John XXIII High School
Kathryn WeisHigh Point Regional High School

#4H Grew Here

Countdown to the
2023 New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

June 4, 2023 5:00 Pm

For more information about set-up/drop-off dates please see our
2023 Prepare for Fair Guide.


2023 AG Barn, Show, and Vet Check Schedules

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.

Sussex County 4-H Clubs are invited to exhibit at
Montague Day June 24

The event will start at 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2023, with the fireworks commencing at approximately 8:30 pm. All groups may attend for as long as they would like. If any group would like to participate, please complete the “vendor” form.
Please note there is no fee for any non-profit wishing to participate.
Furthermore, if any group would like to bring any small animals with them, please be aware that they will need to bring their own corral or enclosure.
The Township sends their admiration for the work that you do to bring knowledge and educate our youth.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Donna Klinger
Deadline to Register – June 16, 2023

4-H Horse Program members!
The NJ 4-H HPAC will be launching the Youth Horse Program Advisory Council (Y-PAC) next month on June 21st. Their first meeting will take place via Zoom. This opportunity is open to all registered Horse and Model Horse Project members in grades 4th and up. 

Interested in Design, Media, Engineering, Writing, Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership, and working with NASA?

The 4-H Rocketry Club ResistoJets is looking for new members to participate in the next NASA Student Launch competition. This doesn’t just require rocket scientists. The project includes a lot of other aspects from writing the proposal and reviews to creating a media presence, leading STEM engagement projects, recruiting more team members, and also coding, design, rocket building, and robotics, of course.

This past year, our group of middle school and high school students was able to get into the finals of the NASA Student Launch and go to Huntsville, Alabama to fly their rocket along with the other selected college and university teams as well as a few middle and high school teams from all over the country. It was a very rewarding experience!

The team is open to any high school and older middle school students interested in this amazing opportunity and willing to offer their time and skills. The next season for this program starts in August and the team needs more members now!
Feel free to contact the club at

The club’s website is and the report of their launch in Alabama can be found on  the Rutgers Newsroom: as well as the 4-H event report

Poetry x Hunger: Poetry Call from Middle and High School Youth

For more information visit

All registered NJ 4-H members are invited to participate in 4-H Invitational Shows at the 104th Mercer County 4-H Fair,
July 29-30 at the beautiful Howell Living History Farm just south of Lambertville.

Goat Showmanship Contest, Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. (check-in from 8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Rabbit Show, Saturday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. (check-in at 2:00 p.m.)

Poultry Show, Sunday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. (check-in from 8:00-9:30 a.m.)

For more details and registration forms, visit their 4-H fair website.  You will also see a schedule and map for all of their fair’s events – come for the animal shows and stay for the fair! 

Are you 16 years old or older and looking to make some extra money??

The NJSF/SCF&HS is looking for ticket takers. No experience is necessary.
If interested contact Harold Worths at

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Leaders – Please Complete the End of Project Year Survey

As your club begins to finish this project year and members look forward to exhibiting/displaying their hard work in August, the 4-H office is already looking further ahead to the 2023-24 4-H project year. 
Please take this quick survey using the below link to help us update our county 4-H club roster and promotional material ahead of this year’s fair, as well as our office records.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Sussex 4-H program and its 4-H members.

Dave & Tanya

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