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4-H STEP Clubs, New this fall!

To reach a larger audience and offer more diverse topics, Sussex County 4-H is launching a new program, STEP clubs. (STEP is an acronym for Short Term Exploratory Program). The program is designed is to provide a means for youth to experience a 4-H project in a shorter period while learning about the larger 4-H...
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4-H Volunteers Build a Community

4-H clubs look to establish a community among the club’s youth and adult members. The experiences that shape a child’s growth into adulthood come not just from the family, but from many sources within the community. These include school, places of worship and extracurricular programs like 4-H. Participation in 4-H engages youth in experiences that...
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National Youth Summit on Photography

The National Youth Summit on Photography Skills & Careers held annually in February/March is designed for both the experienced and casual photographer. The summit provides an opportunity for teens in grades 9-12 to gain knowledge while they explore emerging photography careers and related skills necessary for entry into tomorrow’s workforce. They will hear from leaders...
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Leadership Washington Focus

Leadership Washington Focus is a leadership program conducted by National 4‑H Council for middle school age youth. The program is a 4-day event held in mid July. It is held at the National 4‑H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about...
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Annual 4-H Wreath Sale

The Sussex County 4-H Foundation is again selling wreaths through local 4-H clubs. Each year the Sussex County 4-H Foundation sponsors a holiday wreath sale through local 4-H clubs. This sale benefits the Foundation and Sussex County 4-H clubs. There are two sizes and styles of wreaths being offered. The basic 12-inch wreath may be...
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Close Encounters with Birds of Prey

There’s a great live bird presentation happening at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 4 pm. Join Bill Streeter from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center for a program on local birds of prey. We’ll learn about how these masters of the skies live and survive. Bill’s show includes several...
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National Agri-Science Youth Summit

The National 4‑H Youth Summit on Agri-Science provides an opportunity for 4‑H members in grades 9-12 to develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. National 4 H Council and National 4 H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the...
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Fall Paper Clover Fundraiser at Sussex Tractor Supply

The Fall 2019 Tractor Supply Company (TSC) 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will be held October 9-20, 2019. Visit your local Tractor Supply in October and purchase a paper clover to help Sussex County 4-H members attend 4-H camps and leadership events. Every year, 4-Her’s in Sussex County participate in a number of 4-H programs to...
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National 4-H Youth Conference

National 4‑H Conference is a special meeting hosted by USDA. The purpose of the conference is to bring together youth and adults to help with strategic planning for the 4‑H Program nationally. The event is attended by approximately 250 young people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. The event is held at the...
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