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

Current Events

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

Texas 4-H Relief Support

The gulf coast region of Texas has experienced massive damage and destruction from Hurricane Harvey. In response to the disaster on the coast many local 4-H clubs are hosting supply drives where items can be delivered quickly and efficiently to the storm zone. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development
Foundation are facilitating a monetary campaign to directly support 4-H club and
county programs in the hurricane zone. Click here to learn more.

Project Record Books

Due to 4-H office: September 15th

All 4-H members should complete a book that matches their club's project area. Click here to see a list of books. Make sure you double check your spelling, math, and neatness. Judges will provide feedback on every book to help you improve your record keeping skills. As a reminder, project record books are a requirement to be a "member in good standing" and receive special county level awards in recognition of your work over the past year. Contact your 4-H leader or 4-H office with questions.

Window Display Contest

Deadline: September 22nd

Help spread the word about 4-H by participating in the annual Window Display Contest! 4-H clubs can create informational displays for local stores, libraries, community centers, etc. that inform the public about their club and how to join. This is a great way to repurpose your club displays from the Fair! Click here to learn more and register.

Morristown Festival on the Green

September 24th

4-H will be returning to this exciting event in Morristown and all clubs members are invited to participate! The 4-H office will provide an information table, but we need YOU to draw in the public. Bring your project animals, lead a craft project, or just be there to tell the public why you love 4-H. Contact the 4-H office for more details and to sign up for this fun event.

National 4-H Conference Applications

September 25th

From April 7-12, 2018 this prestigious conference will bring together youth in grades 10-12 and adults to help with strategic planning for the 4-H program. The event is attended by approximately 300 young people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. A delegation of six NJ 4-H members will represent their county to create a strategic plan for 4-H at the local, state, and national levels. Representatives must be excellent leaders, have good communication skills, enjoy collaborative work and be interested in making
a change in their community. The group will also get to meet with their Congressional
Representatives and tour Washington D.C. Learn more and apply here.

4-H Healthy Living Retreat

Deadline: September 29th

Event dates: October 13-15th

Youth in grades 7-10 are invited to spend a fun filled weekend at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp exploring healthy living careers, hands-on activities, and workshops. Yoga, archery, and nature hikes are just some of the activities planned for this weekend event. This is a great opportunity for teens interested in exploring the healthy living field. Space is limited so don't wait to register!

National 4-H Week

October 1-7th

Celebrate National 4-H Week by sharing your 4-H spirit with others! Wear your 4-H t-shirts, invite friends to your next club meeting, and change your social media profile picture to the 4-H clover. Let others know how they can join in the fun of 4-H!

Award Nominations from Club Leaders

Due October 6th

In 4-H Youth Development, we encourage and recognize youth for their achievements. 4-H club leaders may nominate their members for a variety of awards to be distributed at County Awards Night (November 3rd) or at a club meeting. These awards recognize the work of each 4-H member over the past year. The 4-H office will send each club an information packet regarding the different awards and their criteria. Click here to learn more.

Holiday Card Contest

Due October 18th

4-H members are encouraged to enter the Holiday Card Contest. Send in as many entries as you like! All entries must be on white paper (½ sheet size – 5½” by 8½”), in black ink/marker, include a winter theme and greeting for the inside of the card. Be sure to place your name, grade, phone number and 4-H club on the back of each entry.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Applications

November 1st

Held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland on July 16-20, 2018, this annual conference is open to 4-H members in grades 6-8. Participants will represent Morris County 4-H on a national level, strengthen their leadership skills in workshops, and learn how they can positively impact the 4-H program in their community. Guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and tours of D.C. landmarks are just some of the events planned. Learn more and apply.

4-H Awards Night

November 3rd (doors open at 6:00pm)

RSVP: October 27th

The annual 4-H Awards Night celebrates the accomplishments of our 4-H members over the past year. All 4-H families, volunteers, and friends are invited to join in the celebration. Stay tuned for more details.