We have a NEW Facebook Page! Follow us @SussexNJ4H
And/Or check out our Instagram @sussexnj4h
Best of luck to all our 4-H members as they return back to school based learning in what ever form they are participating in!
4-H Re-Enrollment on Hold
Until September 9
4-H Online has been updated and we are working on rolling over everyone’s information into the new system. There will be additional security requirements that may require some to supply a new password to meet these requirements.
We will send an email to those currently enrolled in the system when re-enrollment is officially open, that will include step by step instructions for your convenience. The process will be similar, but the look of the program will be different.
State 4-H Public Presentation Update
Great Job to all those that participated in the State 4-H Public Presentations. Those that participated should have received their scores and judges scores sheets by email at least by the start of this week. Ribbons will be mailed at a later date.
If you have not, please contact Tanya (Patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu)
Virtual 4-H Fair Results – Coming Soon
Shout out to the 20 Sussex County 4-H members who participated that entered a total of 89 entries.
Those that participated are:
Eric Van De Moere
There were entries in horticulture, livestock, crafts and photography. Over 400 members participated statewide with more than 1600 entries.
Results will be post on the NJ 4-H Virtual Fair Web Page then all entries have been recorded..
4-H From Home will be taking a break for from weekly classes the month of September while everyone adjusts to the new school year.
Have an idea for a Webinar or Virtual STEP Club and/or interested in hosting one?
The 4-H from Home Team is looking for 4-H volunteers/Club leaders, 4-H Teens, etc. who may be interested in teaching youth a specific topic. Contact the 4‑H From Home team at 4hFromHome@njaes.rutgers.edu to share your thoughts or to volunteer.
Fun Family Day sponsored by the Fair!
Unfortunately, 4-H clubs cannot participate as clubs, due to 4-H in-person activity restrictions, but families may choose to attend on their own.
4-H Dog Photo Contest
Deadline: September 18
All NJ 4-H members (not just dog project members) are invited to participate in the NJ 4-H Dog Photo Contest. Youth may submit up to 2 photos per class (My Dog and Me, Classic Art, Costume, Breed Traits, and Trick Dog). This is your chance to get creative and share your dog with the wider 4-H community. Results and top photos will be highlighted on the NJ 4-H website. The top 3 photos for grades 4-13 will be entered in the Northeast Regional 4-H Dog Program’s Photo Contest
For More Information Go to: https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/docs/Dog_Photo_Contest.pdf
Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders
Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily
Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events
Classes scheduled for next week are:
September 2, 5:00pm: Home Gardeners School @Home: Home Sweet Home Landscaping
Return of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension “Earth Day, Every Day” Series this Fall
Details: Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension every Monday evening at 6:30 pm for this free series starting September 14th. These live, interactive sessions are 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Sessions are provided via Webex.
To Register and more information at: https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/Earth-Day.html
The lineup is as follows:
9/14/20- Winterizing Your Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency
9/21/20- Collecting Native Seeds: Sow Much to Know!
9/28/20- Fall Lawn Care the Earthwise Way
10/5/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Defensive Driving to Avoid Wildlife
Tuesday, 10/13/20- What’s An Energy Audit And Do you Need One?10/19/20- Ten Ways to Adapt to Coastal Flooding
10/26/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Demystifying Iconic Halloween Animals
11/2/20- Basics of Recycling