Upcoming Events

Morris County 4-H Events:

National 4-H Week (or Month) - in Morris County

October 2-8 (we celebrate the entire month of October)

During National 4-H Week our 4-H community promotes 4-H in many ways. We wear our 4-H t-shirts or club gear if we have that, invite friends to join a meeting, offer other 4-H activities that are open to the public, and tell anyone who listens what we love about 4-H.

Below are some specific Morris County 4-H events:

Holiday Card Contest

Deadline: October 19

All members are invited to submit a design for the 4-H Winter Holiday Card Contest by October 19th. It can be any 2D art including photos that are easy to see and can be incorporated in a card. The cards will be send out to our Morris County 4-H community. Don't forget that it is for our winter holidays :-)

October 22

All Morris County 4-H clubs will have the opportunity to show what they do and talk with Fosterfields visitors all day. If you want to help with your club - please sign up here. To get tickets for visitors - go to the Fosterfields event page for that day.

Awards Ceremony

November 19

Our 4-H members' accomplishments and achievements during the previous 4-H year are celebrated at our 4-H awards ceremony in November. Stay tuned for details.

Promote 4-H at local events

4-H will have a table or booth at many events in Morris County in the coming months. All 4-H families are invited to help with the set-up, talk to people about 4-H, hand out flyers, offer an activity, and bring your friendly animal (check with the promotion committee first as requirements differ for each event). It is a lot of fun! Please contact the group if you would like to be included: mc4hpromotions@gmail.com. Or simply support 4-H and the event by visiting and stopping at the 4-H table to say Hi.

Other 4-H Events and More:

Submit by September 30

What images does the theme "dreams" bring to you! Dreams during sleep? Dreams for the future? Let your imagination and camera lens inspire us to dream! Please upload your photo by September 30.

You should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of October.

Submit by October 31

What is hidden and visible to the eye, to your camera lens? There are many worlds to explore! Through your photography, bring us into the world of the "Hidden and Visible"! Please upload your photo by October 31.

You should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of November.

If you have any questions, please contact williams@njaes.rutgers.edu

September - November

Globetasters 11: Food Truck Frenzy

Grades: 4-13

Are you a food truck fiend? If so, learn how to prepare and cook copycat recipes from Famous Food Trucks.

Meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm this fall - September, October, and November.

October 29 (registration + fee due by October 17 via mail)

Grades: 6-8

The Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference is for 4-H members in grades 6-8. While attending the conference, middle school youth will have fun, meet new friends, and develop leadership and personal development skills that they can utilize at home, in school, in their 4-H club, and in their community.

The event will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center:
310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ

For more information as well as the registration package, please visit: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/discover-the-leader-in-you/

Grades: 9-11

New Jersey 4‑H members in grades 9-11 who are members in good standing are invited to participate in a multi-level leadership program called the Leadership for Life Program.

Adapted from Ireland's youth development program Foróige, the Leadership for Life Program is based on theories and principles of youth work, leadership development, and leadership styles.

Offered in three sequential modules, this program is aimed at equipping young people to explore their vision and passion and to develop such key skills as: planning, decision making, critical thinking, goal setting, and problem solving.

For more information and the application packages, visit: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/leadership-for-life/

Date of Trip - November 25-29

National 4-H Congress is a unique leadership opportunity for 4-H members from all 50 states. The event focuses on leadership, youth empowerment, community service, career development, and cultural diversity. The event brings over 1000 4-H members to Atlanta over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More information about the program and the application form is available on the New Jersey 4-H website at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/nat4hcongress/ (application forms were due - July 14)

National 4-H Congress website: https://national4-hcongress.com/

December 3

4-H Foods clubs and other 4-H members are invited to enter as a team in the 4-H Cupcake Wars event, hosted by Somerset County 4-H on Saturday, December 3, 11 AM - 6 PM, 310 Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Rules and registration are here. There will be a pizza lunch/social while the cupcakes cool. (please bring some money to help cover the cost). For more information, email 4hmasterchefs@gmail.com

Not a 4-H member yet?

Visit the 4-H Clubs page to see what is available - then email or call the 4-H office to get connected with the club leaders and get you started. You can try a club meeting to see if it is the right fit for you before you enroll. Email: morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu, Phone: 973-285-8301