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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.
September 23, 2021 County Commissioner Meeting Notice: Due to the severe weather warning the meeting will now take place virtually; click here for more details.


Middlesex County's 4-H Youth Development Program offers everyone in grades K–13, the chance to explore countless opportunities in science, arts, foods, outdoor adventure, and more.

I Pledge-
My HEAD to clearer thinking.
My HEART to greater loyalty.
My HANDS to larger service, and,
My HEALTH to better living
For my club, my community, my world

MOTTO: "To make the Best Better"

A listing of 4-H Clubs active in Middlesex County is available by contacting the 4-H office at (732)-398-5261 or e-mailing

Click the image to learn more about 4-H E-week

We are so excited to announce that 2021 4-H E-Week WILL happen this year! Learn more.​​


Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County focuses on educational outreach and enrichment programming for youth in grades K -13 (one year out of high school), through 4-H clubs, special interest programs, school enrichment, and after-school child care education programs.

It emphasizes science education and the expressive arts through a learn-by-doing approach to teach responsibility, community awareness, and character development.
Your vision of 4-H may be county fairs, animal shows, a robotics demonstration, or 4-H camping programs depending on your experiences with 4-H Youth Development. Whatever your vision, 4-H is about helping adults and youth grow, learn and develop into competent people.

4-H gives youth the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment and success, key ingredients to gaining a sense of self-esteem.
A listing of 4-H Clubs active in Middlesex County is available by contacting the 4-H office at (732)-398-5261 or e-mailing

4-H Learn 2 Lead / Lead 2 Serve
July 26-29, 10 am - 2pm each day

This is a virtual program teaching leadership, service and life skills. The program is open to students in grades 7 - 9. Participants will earn a Certificate of Achievement as well as service hours. Topics and projects will include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing
  • College Application Process
  • Community Service and Service Learning
$75 Fee includes Program materials and T-Shirt

Register at
For more information, contact​

4-H Volunteer Opportunities

4-H volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H Youth Development Program. Volunteers receive training and support for which ever role they choose. 4-H volunteers are taught how to provide a safe environment for youth so they can experiment, and grow. We celebrate everyone who has chosen the 4-H volunteer experience.​

4-H Youth Development program volunteer opportunities for adults may be available. Read more on how to become a 4-H volunteer.
If you would like a brochure (available in English and Spanish) with more info on joining 4-H in Middlesex County, send an e-mail request to
To learn more about 4-H programs on a statewide level, follow this link to the NJ 4-H website.

Directions to the Middlesex County 4-H Center

Follow Rt. 18 (south from New Brunswick) to the Cranbury Rd. Exit in East Brunswick.
Rt. 18 is accessible from the NJ Turnpike (Exit 9).
Take the Cranbury Rd. Exit towards Cranbury.

Follow Cranbury Rd. (Rt. 535) for a few miles, crossing Ryders and Rues Lane.   You will pass the East Brunswick Post Office and Kindercare on your left.
The next intersection you will come to (at a traffic light) will be Fern Rd. The 4-H Center will be on your right immediately after the intersection. The 4-H Center is a log cabin building adjacent to the Middlesex County Fairgrounds.​
* The 4-H Clover is protected under 18 U.S.C. 707​​


Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County
4-H Center
645 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone Number: (732) 398-5261
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