Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

What is 4-H? 

4-H is an informal, practical educational program for youth.  It is the youth development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the off-campus division of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning is fun!

4-H is the Youth Development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. There are a variety of 4-H programs provided by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County.

Clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program. 4-H has no membership registration fee.  Uniforms are not required.  A 4-H club is a group of five or more youth guided by two trained adult volunteer leaders.  A 4-H Club usually concentrates on one or more projects such as art, animals, gardening, woodworking, food and nutrition, model rockets, shooting sports, teen leadership, etc. 4-H members build leadership by electing officers and conducting their own business meetings; work together on community service activities; meet new friends; and most important, have lots of fun!

 4-H reaches youth through a variety of methods:

  • Organized Clubs
  • School Enrichment Programs
  • After School 4-H Clubs
  • Special Interest/Short Term Programs
  • Camping Programs
  • Trainings


                                    MEET THE 4-H STAFF

Matthew Newman

4-H County Agent

Virginia Krzyzanowski

4-H Program Associate

Amelia Valente

4-H Program Assistant

Claudia Lammers

4-H Secretary

4-H Youth Development programs are offered to all youth grades K-13, without regard to race, sex, disability or handicap,color, national origin, religion, or age.

Funding and support are provided by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture and County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

4-H clubs consist of Cloverbud members (grades K-3) and standard members (grades 4-13).

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