Sussex County 4-H Weekly News January 3 – 9, 2021

2021 New Jersey State 4-H Model Horse Show

Entries due by January 13

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WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
OPEN TO: 4-H members in good standing. Juniors are in 4th to 7th grade. Seniors are in 8th to 13th grade as of September 2020. *This is different than other State 4-H Equine Events.
WHERE: Virtually, using the SmugMug platform. Results will be posted as they are available throughout the day.
START TIME: Photos must be uploaded by 10 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021. Judging will start around 9 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021.

QUESTIONS: Contact Lillian Shupe by e-mail or call/text (908) 892-3255 or Carol Ward by  e-mail or call (908) 526-6644.

ENTRIES: Due Jan. 13, 2021, Eligibility will be verified with your County 4-H office. Only registered 4-H members are eligible for this state 4-H contest. Once the entry has been received with payment, the entrant will get login information to upload photos. Y

CLASS LIMITS: Performance Classes: 2 entries per exhibitor; Halter Classes: 3 entries per exhibitor unless noted on the class list.

For more information and the show packet click here.

Attention 10-12 graders as of September 2020 and between 15 and 19 years old (as of January 1, 2021). 

It’s time to start planning if you would like to attend this year’s National 4-H Conference. This year the virtual National 4-H Conference is scheduled for April 10-15, 2021. The conference focuses on leadership, public awareness, and 4-H program development. As a virtual conference, it will be fun and interactive. It will provide an opportunity for youth to fully engage in a valuable learning experience as well as meet 4-H members from across the nation.  There will be speakers, workshops, youth voice opportunities, topic briefing development and presentation, interaction with Capitol Hill and USDA officials, recreation, and social mixers, all in a virtual platform. (Youth will not be on ZOOM all day every day for six days!)   

4-H members interested in participating must work well in groups, have good communication skills, and be leaders. They should also be interested in making a change in their community and be willing to work on a group project. All interested 4-H members must complete an application form and participate in an individual interview at the state level. Interviews will be held online on January 28 and January 29.

Interested 4-H members must complete an application form available on-line at  All applications are due to the county 4-H office or emailed to Dave Foord ( by January 19, 2021.

If you have questions about how to fill out the National 4-H Youth Events Application or any other details involved with the application or selection process, please contact Dave Foord.

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.
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