NJ 4-H Members to Attend 2015 4-H Leadership Program

New Jersey delegates who attended the 2014 Leadership Washington Focus held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

New Jersey delegates who attended the 2014 Leadership Washington Focus held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Sixteen 4-H members have been selected to represent New Jersey at the second annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Conference. This leadership conference will be held July 12-17 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership development program for 4-H members entering grades 7-9. Youth from across the nation will be participating in this 5-day event. The program will provide an opportunity for youth to listen to motivational speakers and participate in workshops that will develop communication skills, increase leadership capacity and build lifetime skills. [Read more…]

NJ 4-H Members to Attend National 4-H Citizenship Conference

New Jersey 4-H representatives for the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

New Jersey 4-H representatives at the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

Thirty 4-H members have been selected to represent New Jersey at the 2015 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Conference. This conference, now in its 56th year, will be held July 5-11 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Citizenship Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth. Delegations from across the country attend this six-day program at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, located just outside Washington, D.C. The program is aimed at enriching young people’s lives by broadening their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world. Participants attend workshops, committee meetings, field trips and social events, giving them hands-on opportunities to learn and grow. They learn and practice skills that will make them better citizens and more successful individuals. [Read more…]

Hunterdon, Somerset 4-H Members to Attend Leadership Program

A group of 16 4-H members have been selected to represent New Jersey at the second annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus Conference. This leadership conference will be held July 13-17 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md… Leadership Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership development program for 4-H members entering grades 7-9. Youth from across the nation will be participating in this five-day event (Monday-Friday). The program will provide an opportunity for youth to listen to motivational speakers and participate in workshops that will develop communication skills, increase leadership capacity and build lifetime skills… The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13.

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Freeholders Praise Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County

The Master Gardeners program of Hunterdon County was praised by the Freeholders, who adopted a resolution honoring the group… Freeholder Director John King presented it at the board meeting Tuesday, June 16. Several volunteers in the program along with County Agricultural Agent Robert Mickel and Rebecca Magron, horticultural consultant, from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon were at the meeting… Its purpose is promoting and extending the Rutgers New Jersey RCE’s educational programs in the area of home horticulture. Probably the most familiar aspect to most residents is the Master Gardener Helpline, in which the trained volunteers and Extension personnel answer questions on home horticulture topics from callers and visitors. These topics include trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, lawns, insects and plant diseases.

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State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium Drew Participants from Nine Counties

Rabbit hopping in action.

Rabbit hopping in action.

Nearly 100 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Warren) attended the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium on Feb. 28 in Clayton, New Jersey.

“The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its second year, that offers  4-H’ers an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to poultry, reptiles, small animals, cavy and rabbits,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison. “In addition, the event provides a venue to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H members from around the state.” [Read more…]