September 14, 2020

News Release

For Immediate Release

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

Welcome to the New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair

County and 4‑H Fairs are typically a must-attend event for many families during the summer months of July–September! In a year that we were not able to gather together at county fairs due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the New Jersey 4‑H Program tried something new and hosted a New Jersey 4‑H Virtual Fair to showcase some of the 4‑H projects and demonstrate the skills and knowledge the kids gained from their involvement.

4‑H members from throughout the state submitted over 1,500 entries in 42 project divisions. From Alpaca Agility and Equitation to Photography, Foods, and Digital Story Telling, New Jersey’s 4‑H members bring the fair into your home.

Even though you weren’t able to attend the County Fairs in-person, we invite you to visit and explore the NJ 4‑H Virtual Fair and view the photos and videos showcasing entries at nj4h.rutgers.edu/virtual-fair/explore.html. Galleries of photos and playlists of videos have been set up by division. Check them out and see the amazing skills and talents of the members of our 4‑H community.   

4‑H is a community for all kids with programs that suit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. Whether at home, after-school, in clubs or at camps, 4‑H’s positive youth development programs are available in your county and welcome children who want to have fun, learn and grow. For more information about 4‑H opportunities and experiences visit the NJ 4‑H website at: nj4h.rutgers.edu

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, 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 Program and programs available visit the 4‑H website at nj4h.rutgers.edu.

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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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