January 4, 2018

News Release

For Immediate Release

EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media may contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, Rutgers 4‑H Youth Development by phone at 609-827-0199 or by email at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.

State 4-H Goat Extravaganza Set for January 6

One hundred thirty-five (135) 4‑H members, adults and volunteers representing nine counties (Burlington, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Morris, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren) will attend the New Jersey 4‑H Goat Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, January 6 in Flemington (Hunterdon County), New Jersey.

The NJ 4‑H Goat Extravaganza, hosted by the State 4‑H Goat Project Advisory Council, is a statewide event for 4‑H members, parents, and volunteers in the goat project. This event allows 4‑H members to participate in a variety of individual and team educational and competitive activities including: a poster/presentation contest; skill-a-thon stations; a quiz bowl contest, goat-themed art show; and a workshop for the adults.

"The New Jersey 4‑H Goat Extravaganza is an annual event, now in its 13th year, that offers 4-H'ers an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to goats. In addition, the event provides a venue to compete as an individual and team as well as meet other 4‑H members from around the state." says Chad Ripberger, New Jersey 4‑H Youth Development Program - Goat Project Advisory Council liaison.

The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4‑H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the New Jersey 4‑H Youth Development Program visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu. Like us on Facebook - New Jersey 4‑H


Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an qual opportunity program provider and employer.

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