New Jersey 4-Hers Boost Leadership and Civic Skills in Washington, D.C.

New Jersey 4-H delegates to the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus on the steps of the Capitol.

New Jersey 4-H delegates to the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus on the steps of the Capitol.

New Jersey 4-H members learned about government processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The New Jersey 4-H delegation of 30 youth and three adult chaperones attended week 6 of the conference from July 6-12. [Read more...]

4-H Volunteers: Share and Connect Video

Summer is the season for 4-H County Fairs. Find your County Fair and check out this video to see what being a 4-H volunteer is all about:

Video: 4-H Volunteers: Connect & Share

Union County students excel at 4-H Public Presentation Contest

Four students shared the energetic diversity of Union County with their peers from across New Jersey last month, as they participated in the annual 4-H Public Presentation Contest at Rutgers University in New Brunswick…"Union County 4-H encourages young people to explore their interests while building communication and leadership skills," said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

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NJ Secretary of Ag Acknowledges Rutgers 4-H Equine Clubs During Month of the Horse Kickoff Event

L-R: Gloucester County Equine Science Team member Molly Worek; Lamont; Equestrian of the Year Angela Howard; Rutgers Equine Science Center Director Karyn Malinowski; NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher; team member Haley La Falce; Joey; and Cecilia Floyd at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds.

L-R: Gloucester County Equine Science Team member Molly Worek; Lamont; Equestrian of the Year Angela Howard; Rutgers Equine Science Center Director Karyn Malinowski; NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher; team member Haley La Falce; Joey; and Cecilia Floyd at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher kicked off June as the Month of the Horse in New Jersey on Friday, June 6 by highlighting the state’s 4-H equine clubs, which operate through Rutgers Cooperative Extension county offices.

Fisher observed a demonstration by the Gloucester County Equine Science Team at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill, organized by New Jersey Equestrian of the Year Angela Howard, a student at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich Township. [Read more...]

Cumberland County 4-H Offers Summer Enrichment Program for Middle Schoolers

Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ will be the location for the SEA-SI summer enrichment program.

Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ, is the location for the 4-H summer enrichment program in Cumberland County.

Cumberland County 4-H will offer a marine science summer enrichment program called SEA-SI: Sea Science Investigations that will enable participants to become active stewards of the Oranokin Creek through exploration of water quality, marine life, boating and crabbing.

The enrichment program will be held August 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ. It will offer hands-on science activities, specimen collection and identification, and explore topics such as aquaculture, marine robotics and environmental stewardship practices of local businesses. [Read more...]