Category Archives: 4-H Leaders

Information for Sussex County 4-H Volunteers and Leaders

4-H Club Booths at NJSF/SCFHS

NJ State Fair LogoClub booths are a fun way to share information about your club at the fair. It’s a project that the whole club can plan and work on together. Many clubs find that having a booth at the fair can be useful in recruiting new members.

What goes in a club booth?

The design of a club booth is up to the club’s members, but a theme is provided each year to help members work out their design concept.

Details and suggestions for setting up a club booth are included in the rules for Department 23 in the 2014 4-H Exhibit Catalogue.

2014 Club Booth Theme: Sussex 4-H Then and Now

We are celebrating the 100 the Anniversary of Cooperative Extension. This year’s theme invites 4-H clubs to display how your club or program area has changed over the last 100 years. Some clubs have been around a long time, while others are relatively new. 4-H members should consider change over time as an overall theme. For example, what would it have been like to be in a _____ 4-H club many years ago? What has changed or endured as part of the 4-H experience?
To promote conservation and keep 4-H green, please reuse or use recycled materials in your design. Creative interpretation of the theme and use of green materials will be among the criteria used by those judging the booths.

4-H Leaders

If you plan to do a booth, remember to submit an exhibits registration form for the Shotwell Building. Be sure to list all members who will be working on the booth.

2014 Equine Presentations

photo of 2013 Equine Presentation WinnersState Equine Presentations will be held Sunday, March 16th at the EcoComplex in Burlington County.

2014 registration information is now available, click here to download. has not been posted, but members may use the 2013 forms to register.

The New Jersey 4-H Equine Presentations Project is a project area that is beneficial to the total 4-H Horse Program. By learning to give presentations and demonstrations, 4-H’ers gain self-confidence and speaking abilities that are valuable in life situations such as school, the work place and the community.

Participation in the Equine Presentation Project helps youth develop skills in research, organization and public speaking. Ideas, interests and talents are shared with peers. Club members also learn about working with others when giving a Team Presentation.

There are three ways to participate in the Equine Presentation Project.

  • Team Demonstration/Presentation – This is a team activity, where a team consists of two (2) 4-H Horse, Horse Science or Model Horse Club Members. Team members give a demonstration or illustrated talk on a horse related topic. (A demonstration is preferred on the National level.)
  • Individual Demonstration/Presentation – This is an individual activity, where one (1) 4-H Horse, Horse Science or Model Horse Club Member gives a demonstration or illustrated talk on a horse related topic. (A demonstration is preferred on the National Level.)
  • Public Speaking – This is an individual activity, where one (1) 4-H Horse, Horse Science or Model Horse Club Member gives a talk (no props used) on a horse related topic.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

students at AVM program4-H Leaders, Volunteers and Parents

Do you know an aspiring veterinarian? Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a fun and engaging career exploration program for middle and high school students who are interested in pursuing a veterinary career. We invite your 4-H youth to apply to AVM and discover if this exciting career is right for them!

AVM attendees will explore the wide variety of opportunities available within veterinary medicine and see first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like. Sessions include lectures by Tufts faculty and vet students, interesting laboratories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities with animals.

Applications for summer 2014 are now available! For more information on the program, including dates, eligibility, and tuition please visit the AVM website or contact us at

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University 200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7962
Fax: (508) 839-7952


Forms and Materials for your 4-H Club

Materials to Help with your 4-H Club

We often get questions from 4-H leaders about where they can download project record books and other forms for their clubs. This post will provide links to some of the more commonly requested materials.

4-H Project Record Books

4-H Member Registration Forms

4-H Permission Forms-Youth (for field trips)

4-H Adult Agreement Form (for adults participating or assisting with overnight activities, field trips, and events requiring group transportation)

These and several other forms and publications are available for download from the New Jersey 4-H Website.

You may also request them from the Sussex County 4-H Office, 973-948-3040




Deadline: Member Registration 2013-14

Attention Sussex 4-H Leaders:

The deadline for enrolling new members for the 2013-14 project year is 1/1/2014. To be eligible for State 4-H events, compete in 4-H shows at the 2014 New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show, and qualify to receive 10 day fair passes your members must be registered with the 4-H Office.

You may accept new members after 1/1/2014.

They may be eligible to participate in the Fair–but they will only be eligible for day passes. They will not be eligible for premiums.

To Register 4-H Members

4-H member registration forms are available online, NJ 4-H Member Registration Form

This form may be completed on your computer (Adobe fillable form) or printed and completed by hand. Copies are available at the RCE/4-H Office.

The 4-H member registration form must be signed by:

  1. a 4-H leader
  2. the 4-H member
  3. the 4-H member’s parent

incomplete forms will not be accepted

Completed forms may be scanned/emailed, faxed, mailed or delivered to the RCE/4-H Office