Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter May 26-June 2, 2023

The RCE/4-H Office will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day.

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.

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 Registrations must be completed through 4HOnline  by Friday, May 26, 2023. Instructions on how to register are available here (PDF).

Somerset County Furry Friends Small Animal Club is hosting a 4-H Small Animal Show on June 3rd at the Ted Blum 4-H Center in Bridgewater NJ.

For event and registration info please review:
New-Furry-Friends-Show.pdf (

Plan Ahead

Warren County 4-H is so excited to have a clinic in our area to help youth learn more about their projects. There will be a focus on not just market lambs but also breeding sheep, slick shearing, fitting, and both meat and wool breeds. We will also have speakers on nutrition, and animal care.

This is open to youth beyond 4-H!

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. 

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

For more information visit

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

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