The Sussex County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline is April 1.


Or see any STEM Club member or email

Foods Skill-a-Thon Click HERE for Study Guide
Quick Cook-Off Click HERE for rules

 4-H Ag-Venture Day Takes on Spring Break!   

Deadline to register is March 29

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The Beth and Owen Pool Memorial Scholarship

Any high school senior who has participated in New Jersey 4-H or FFA, and is interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, is eligible for this $1000 Scholarship. Students interested must submit the completed application along with an essay on how agriculture “feeds your soul” and a letter of recommendation from a 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor.

The application, essay and letter are due by April 1st. The Scholarship winner will be selected and notified by April 30th

This scholarship is being offered through New Jersey Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Please email your application, letter of reference and essay to Melanie Richman at by April 1st.

Ag. Division of the NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Agricultural Scholarships

Agricultural Scholarships are presented each year to a Sussex County graduating high school senior or college student currently enrolled in an agricultural program, pursuing a two or four year degree, or graduate studies in one of the many fields of Agriculture.
The minimum award amounts are $400.00. The deadline for filing is April 15th.

More information and applications can be found at:

 Registration is available at If you have questions contact Denise at 732-349-1227 or


This outdoor festival event offers fun activities for the whole family, taking place across every campus of Rutgers New Brunswick on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Plan your Rutgers Day activities here: 

Expressive Arts 4-H “Imagination in Action”

On Rutgers Day, April 27th, 2024, Saturday, between 10 and 4PM, on the College Avenue Campus, Voorhees Mall, Rutgers, New Brunswick,  4-Hers from throughout the state are invited to offer presentations, performances and artistic exhibits as part of our  Expressive Arts 4-H “Imagination in Action” station. This is the 14th year that Expressive Arts 4-H has celebrated our 4-Hers’ creativity at the annual Rutgers Day celebration. Deadline for submitting registration forms is April 15.

For Imagination in Action, 4-Hers, Cloverbud and Standard, are invited to share their talents in visual, performing and media arts  (e.g., music, dance, magic, clowning, drawing, painting, photography, drama, writing, filmmaking, puppetry, etc.).  This is a non-competitive event. Individual and group entries are welcome. All 4-Hers will receive participation ribbons and certificates. Those who wish to can perform before the Rutgers audience. 4-Hers who are performing can sign up for any or all part of the day which extends from 10AM-4PM.  Ellen Williams-Chairperson schedule 4-Hers for the times they request and will be in contact with them directly regarding schedule confirmation.

 If you have any questions, you can contact Ellen Williams, Expressive Arts NJ 4-H Agent, at (848)932-9214 or at

Don’t miss the 67th annual South Jersey 4-H Teen Conference on Sat, May 4 from 10 am – 7 pm at the Winter Run Activity Center in Farmingdale, NJ.

Teens from across NJ will enjoy activities that support this year’s theme of “Blooming Leaders – Planting Seeds for the Future.” Activities will include yoga, guided painting, a boat ride, nature scavenger hunt and photography, plus plenty of opportunities to meet new friends.

The conference is open to 7th graders and older and to both 4-H members and their non-4-H friends. The registration cost is $50 per person and is available through  

4-H Record Book Reminders

Just reminder that you should be working on your 4-H record book though-out the 4-H Project year. Some areas you should have completed or be a work in progress are:

  • Cover
  • Goal Setting
  • Logging monthly activities
  • Finances

Your Goals should be:

Specific – a specific goal is well defined, with a clear outcome in mind. It should answer the questions of what you want to achieve, who is involved, and where it will happen.
Measurable – a measurable goal has clear criteria for success and a timeline for achieving it. This allows you to track your progress along the way.
Attainable – An attainable goal is one that is possible to achieve with your overall vision and long-term objectives.
Relevant – A relevant goal is aligned with your overall vision and long-term objectives.
Time-based – A time-based goal has a clear timeline for completion, with a start and end date. This helps provide motivation and sense of urgency to achieve the goal.

New members should aim for 1 or 2 goals their first year. Returning members should increase the number and complexity of their goals as their years in 4-H grow.

Don’t forget to have your parent or guardian and your 4-H club leader sign off on your goals!

Tables at the Farmer’s Market available to 4-H clubs for fundraising!

Save The Date

New Jersey 4-H Summer Camps Sign Up – Open Now
Sessions are Selling out!

Registration opens for both:
Our 74th summer at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp, New Jersey 4-H’s overnight summer camp in beautiful Stokes State Forest. Join our caring, tech-free community for a one-week sleepaway session in July or our BIG 18 day session in August … AND …

Our 2nd summer at 4-H Camp at Rutgers Gardens, our brand-new day camp program combining the social-emotional learning of 4-H Camp’s friendly, communal experience with the educational opportunities of Rutgers Gardens. 

More details and online registration at! Call 973-948-3550 to reach the Camp Office with any and all questions.

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

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Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

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We want to hear from YOU! If you have any suggestions for volunteer-based topics you would like us to address, or something you would like to learn more about as a 4-H volunteer, let us know. We appreciate your input.

Attention 4-H alumni, parents, volunteers and stakeholders…

Mark Your Calendars! Here are the NJ 4-H State Association meeting dates for 2024. We are still looking for additional volunteers to help make the best better and join the association! Visit to be added to the mailing list or contact to learn more about the State Association!

Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture  🍀  

Online Class – Opens April 1st & Closes April 30th, 2024 

Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 14 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 Pamela Mayer.

Discounts are available!  For more information, BEE sure to contact Pamela Mayer at   🍀  

The RCE/4H office will be closed Friday, March 29 in honor of Good Friday. The office will reopen Monday, April 1.

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