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New Jersey Equine Advisory Board Announces $1,000 Scholarship

NJ Equine Advisory Board logoThe New Jersey Equine Advisory Board has announced a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities. Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board are also eligible. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 16 and reside in the State of New Jersey.

The Sara Dubinin Scholarship, in memory of Sara Dubinin, who loved horses, will be presented at the New Jersey Bred Equine Breeder Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2015 At Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant in Eastampton.

Sara, a Sayreville resident, graduated from Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy in 2006. The 19-year-old was attending Middlesex County College when she succumbed to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in September of 2007.

Those interested in receiving the scholarship must submit an application form including an essay on, “How horses have affected my life and how horses figure into my future.” The application can be found at www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/dubininapplicationform.pdf. Consideration of applications will be weighted upon the candidate’s financial need.

The deadline to submit the essay is January 2, 2015. It can be submitted to Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.

2014 Annual Junior Breeder Symposium and Junior Breeder Loan Program

picture of 4-H member w/cow
Kyle Young winner of a scholarship at the New Jersey Junior Breeder Symposium

2014 Junior Breeder Symposium

The Junior Breeder Symposium is an educational event held annually for youth and adults. It features numerous sessions throughout the day on various agricultural topics of interest. Sessions feature hands-on demonstrations with the opportunity for participants to learn by doing–the 4-H way!

The annual Junior Breeder Symposium will be held:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Rutgers University
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
(Round House – College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ)

This is the 13th Annual Symposium and an outstanding day is being planned thanks to the efforts of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the 4-H, and faculty from Rutgers. It includes equine, goats and sheep, dairy, and poultry. The State Dairy Clip Off will also be held that day.

To download a registration form–and information regarding sessions–for the event, click here.

New Jersey Junior Breeder’s Fund

The New Jersey Junior Breeder’s Fund, a low-interest loan program, offers agricultural education/FFA students and 4-H members the opportunity to advance the breeding of livestock and the production quality of livestock. Loan applicants must be New Jersey residents, have adequate facilities for livestock and be 4-H members or FFA/agricultural education students.

It is a 501C5 non-profit corporation formed in 1930 for the purpose of offering encouragement to boys and girls by enabling them to purchase livestock, and to aid in the development of the industry.

Applicants for loans must reside within the State of New Jersey, have adequate facilities for caring for the livestock, and show an earnestness of purpose and sense of responsibility.

Every borrower who secures a loan from the New Jersey Junior Breeders’ Fund, Inc. becomes a member of the New Jersey Junior Breeders’.

For more information on the Junior Breeder program, please visit this site

To download an application for the Junior Breeder Loan, please click here.

The Junior Breeder Symposium is also sponsored by the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program and Hart Agency/Farm Family Insurance

 

NJ State 4-H Equine Arts Show

Photo of Shya Beth and Dave Foord with Equine Art and ribbonsThis year’s NJ 4-H Equine Arts Show will be held in conjunction with the N.J. State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest on Saturday February 15th, 2014, Somerset County 4-H Center.

It is open to any 4-H member grades 4 to 13

You may display any type of art, craft, or photo may be entered as long as it has an equine theme.

Entries must be received by 10 a. m.

To enter, please use the link below to download an information packet.

Information Packet

4-H Equine Arts Project

The New Jersey 4-H Equine Arts Project is a creative and instructional program, which invites

4-H members to display their artistic talent and imagination, while developing life-time skills and abilities. Participants are able to express their appreciation of the horse through various art mediums, while at the same time they are expanding their cultural knowledge. Art projects enable 4-H’ers to learn the value of developing visual exhibits in areas of specific interest.

Through the various forms of equine art, club members learn about the physical anatomy of the horse, its proportions, skeletal structure, musculature, colors, markings, and behaviors and attitudes. They practice math skills in measuring fabric and patterns, or calculating distance and light settings on a camera.

Equine related craft projects are fun activities for club meetings. Many of the projects can be done together as a club, as well as individually. The “Clothes Horse” division teaches skills that can be economically beneficial to the 4-H’er from a savings and money-making point of view.

The culmination of the project is for the 4-H’er to be able to express him/herself, and to increase the awareness of the 4-H Horse Program to others through the use of graphics and photography. It also allows 4-H’ers who do not have a horse to create their “ideal” stablemate. The boundaries for this project are set by your imagination.