The New Jersey 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
- Provide informal educational programs to youth in grades K–13 (one year out of high school).
- Strengthen skills for adults working with youth.
- Improve community collaborations and partnerships.
To best serve our population, Salem County 4-H offers a variety of programs including community clubs and summer programs. Additional information can be found on the Salem County 4-H Facebook page.
Salem County 4-H Updates for June 2021
- COUNTY FAIR PARTICIPATION: Salem County Fair is happening August 3-6, 2021 and 4-H members may participate as long as they are in compliance with the most current Governor’s Executive Orders. Learn more about the Fair here. Salem County 4-H will be participating in a limited (but enthusiastic) way this year, with a full return to 4-H exhibits and shows next summer
- Information on 4-H Invitational Shows at Salem County Fair is here.
- SALEM COUNTY FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS: The Salem County Fair Association is making available two (2) one thousand-dollar ($1,000) scholarships for current 4-H and FFA members. Eligibility and selection details are outlined in the enclosed scholarship application.
The deadline for applications is July 2nd. Completed applications should be emailed to John Richman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the application here:
- NJ 4-H STATE GOAT SHOW: The show will be held Thursday, August 26 at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair — save the date! A show catalog along with online registration will be available within the next two weeks. We plan to relax the rule that requires exhibition at the county level, since all members won’t have a chance to show a goat at the county fair this summer.
- RETURN TO IN-PERSON: All Rutgers 4-H programs are gradually returning to in-person programming, with mandatory safety protocols. View them here.
- PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL 4-H: Virtual 4-H programs are still open to all youth in grades K-13! See Rutgers 4-H From Home for an updated list of online 4-H opportunities.