Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Morris County]

Current Events

Here's what's happening in Morris County 4-H!

National 4-H Conference

Applications Deadline: September 30th

Event Date: March 25-30, 2017

The 2017 National 4-H Conference is the premier youth development opportunity for teens to positively impact the 4-H program on a national level. The purpose of this working conference is to strengthen and expand the 4-H Youth Development Program at local, state and national levels. Approximately 300 youth, volunteer leaders, and staff members from across the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the Canadian Provinces are expected to attend. New Jersey will be sending a delegation of six teen 4-H members. Teens must be in the 10-12 grades as of September 2016 in order to apply. 4-H members interested in attending must work well in groups, have good communication skills and be interested in making a change in their community. Learn more and apply.

National 4-H Week

October 2-8th

Show your 4-H spirit during National 4-H Week! 4-H members, families, and volunteers are encouraged to celebrate this special week of 4-H. Wear your 4-H t-shirts, use social media to share your favorite 4-H memories, and invite a friend to attend your next club meeting.

Award Nominations from Club Leaders

Deadline: October 14th

4-H Club Leaders may nominate their members for a variety of awards in recognition of their work from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. This is a great way to highlight the accomplishments and hard work of our 4-H members. Nominating instructions will be sent to club leaders from the 4-H office in early September. Click here to learn more and stay tuned for more details.

Holiday Card Contest

Deadline: October 19th

4-H members can spread the holiday spirit this winter by entering designs in our annual Holiday Card Contest. The winning design will be used on the Morris County 4-H hoilday card which is sent to all 4-H families, volunteers, and friends. Designs must be in black ink/marker, fit on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheet of white paper, include a winter theme and greeting. Be sure to include your name, 4-H club, and phone number on the back.

Leadership Washington Focus

Application Deadline: November 1st

Event date: July 17-21, 2017

4-H members in grades 6-8th are invited to apply for this exciting national 4-H event. Selected representatives will listen to motivational speakers and participate in workshops that will develop communication skills, increase leadership capacity and build lifetime skills. The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about leadership and provides hands-on opportunities for our younger teens to promote “Learn to Lead Now - Better Leaders Tomorrow." Learn more and apply.

Photos with Santa

November 6th

This fun event is hosted by the North Jersey Siberian Husky Club and Morris County 4-H. Bring your family, including pets, to take a unique photo with Santa and his sled dog team! No appointment necessary! Click here to learn more.

4-H Awards Night

Event date: November 11th

RSVP: November 7th

All 4-H members and their families are invited to attend this special event to recognize the hard work and achievements of our youth members over the past year. This is a great chance to meet other 4-H families, learn more about the special awards 4-Hers can earn, and connect with your 4-H friends at this fun party. Learn more here.

Holiday Caroling Party

Hold weekend of December 3-4 (Date to be announced)

Everyone is invited to spread holiday cheer to the residents of the Morris View Healthcare Center. This is a favorite Morris County 4-H tradition that you won't want to miss. You don't have to sing well, you just have to sing loud! Even animals can join in the fun (on-leash please). Be sure to bring a holiday snack to share. Contact the 4-H office to say you'll be there.