The NJ Agricultural Fair Ambassador competition is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 2. Each year the Agricultural Division of the New Jersey State Fair®/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show sends a nominee to participate in the competition. Last year, our representative, Kayla Vaughan, was the winner and became the NJ Agricultural Fair Ambassador. The Ag Ambassadors are expected to attend the NJ Agriculture Convention in February to represent their respective Fair.
In order to compete, the representative must be a single male or female between 16-21 years of age, and will be required to submit an application, resume and essay and will need to give a short speech at the competition. Contestants will be judged on their presence, their public speaking and knowledge of New Jersey’s agriculture and its agricultural fairs.
Joan Smith, President of the Ag Division of the Fair, will be accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to be the Ambassador for the NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.
If you are interested in representing the NJSF/SCFHS at NJ Ag Convention, please send a letter by email to Mrs. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the letter please detail the reasons why you would be a good ambassador for agriculture in Sussex County and our Fair.
The deadline for the letter is September 25.
The Ag Division officers will review the letters and choose a representative.
Congratulations to our Sussex County 4-H Representatives for the 2014 New Jersey State Fair®/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.
These members distinguished themselves through exemplary knowledge and proficiency developed during their time in 4-H and were selected to represent their respective project areas.
Their role was to educate fairgoers about 4-H and respond to questions about their project area. They did an excellent job representing our Sussex County 4-H program!
Pictured here (l to r): Elizabeth Kuperus (Dairy), Megan Annecchiarico (Rabbit/Small Animal), Halee Sytsema (Beef), Victoria Rolando (Poultry), Blake Simeone (Swine), Samantha Elliott (Equine), Emily Fisher (Sewing/Construction), Sussex County Honey Princess (not a 4-H department)
Not pictured: Paul Hongisberg (Alpaca), Christina Boutillette (Goat), Joseph Gunderman (Sheep)
The 4-H Exhibit Catalogue provides the information and rules necessary to register for this year’s fair. The Bookmarks on the left side of the document navigate to the various 4-H Departments you may choose to participate in. Each Department will provide you with the section and class information to complete your registration form. (If you are new to 4-H or need help, your 4-H club leader can help you complete the form.)
Registration forms may be downloaded separately (click on the links below):