It’s Time to Re-Enroll for the 2020/21 project year.



Please follow these directions to re-enroll for the new 4-H program year.
To begin, go to
http://v2.4honline.com

You should be able to login with your current information (username: email and password.) If you’ve forgotten your password, click the Reset Password link to have a temporary password sent to your email address.

4-H Online has a new look and includes new features that will improve your 4-H experience.
For instructions go to:
https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Ssx_4HMmbrRnrlmnt_9-29-20-1.pdf



2020 4-H FOUNDATION HOLIDAY WREATH SALE

Holiday Wreath

The Sussex County 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s Holiday Wreath Sale will take place! However, there will be some changes due to the Covid pandemic, so please read the following carefully.

A packet with all the ordering information can be downloaded from the website.

1)       Orders must be returned by Monday, November 16th. They can be emailed to Dave or Tanya.

2)     All orders will be FINAL. NO additional wreaths may be added once your order is placed.

3)      Wreath pick-up will be Saturday, November 21st at the Sussex County Fairgrounds from 9:30 am to 11 am.

4)     Pickups will be scheduled to allow for distancing (an online sign-up sheet will be shared).

5)      Assign one individual to pick up the club’s order. Have your full payment ready to be turned in by check. One check for the full amount for each club is preferred.

6)      Clubs will receive their bonus check from the Foundation at the time of wreath pickup. Your club will receive $1.00 for each 12-inch wreath sold and $5.00 for each 3-foot wreath sold.

7)      Due to Covid safety restrictions, NO club/group decoration may take place. Please distribute the wreaths and decorations to your members and have them do the decorating on their own.
Supplies (cones, wires, and ribbons) will be provided for all decorated wreaths ordered. These will have to be divided among the members/families decorating wreaths for their customers.

8)     The cost of the wreaths will remain unchanged.

12-inch plain= $14.0012-inch decorated=$16.00
3-foot plain= $55.003-foot decorated= $ 60.00

Thank you for your understanding and support during these trying times. Hopefully, a beautiful 4-H wreath hung on the front door will return some normalcy and allow for an optimistic holiday season and a great New Year!


New STEP available open to all, 4-H members and Non-4-H Members.

More information and registration can be found at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/igniting-your-leadership-potential/


Looking to spend more quality time with your pet(s) AND have some 4‑H fun? 4‑H members grades 4–8 are invited to join the My Pet & Me 4‑H STEP Club! Share six weeks of fun, educational club activities with other 4‑H members and their pets from across New Jersey. Activities will include My Pet Show ‘n Tell, scavenger hunts, Pet Anatomy Bingo, Herpetology 411, Pet Pyramid, Get to Know Your Local Animal Shelter, Homemade Treat & Toy DIY, Do Early Birds Really Get the Worm and Pet Work Outs. Sessions will run for six Wednesdays at 6:00 pm (November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9 16; no club meeting November 25).

My Pet and Me 4‑H SPIN Club registration link

Starts November 4, sign up now! #Pets #NJ4H


Youth in 4th grade & above are invited to join the Virtual 4-H Bridge Club. Club members will participate in group activities; learn about time management and organizational skills; explore nutrition, health and wellness; have the opportunity to meet kids from other counties; and more. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Register today at: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/…/SV_4VNLUBdiCHKVb2l
Enrollment is open even after club begins.


2020 NJ 4-H Film Fest

Calling all 4-H Members, Volunteers and Alumni…

Share your story in the 2020 NJ 4-H Film Fest!  

Tell us how 4-H impacted you, your family, or your community!

Short videos (30 seconds to 2 minutes) can be submitted until November 1st.  For more details and submission, instructions visit http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/film-fest/.


4-H youth over the age of 13 have been asked to team up with North Carolina State University sister program called #PassTheMicYouth. #PassTheMicYouth is a podcast and blog with the goal of boosting young peoples’ voices and their experiences of activism and leadership. Just like 4-H, #PassTheMicYouth seeks to foster opportunities for youth leadership and social justice.

So we want to ask you what is YOUR vision for a racially just future? What does a world look like where the playing field is more equitable? Do societal-level changes need to be made? What actions need to be taken collectively and individually to realize your vision?

They are accepting all submissions in various forms of media including essays, videos, poetry, music, and visuals. Creators of all accepted submissions will receive some #PassTheMicYouth swag including a tote bag, stickers, and pen.

Read more at: https://passthemicyouth.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/10/what-is-your-vision-for-a-racially-just-future/

To submit: simply fill out this form by November 15th.


Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 7, 2020, Click here to view the program for the day.
REGISTER HERE


Junior and Senior High School
4-H Members

New Jersey Farm Bureau logo

The New Jersey Farm Bureau offers free membership to Junior and Senior High School 4-H and FFA members. NJFB supports the NJ 4-H Program and sponsors a portion of the delegates attending the National 4-H Conference annually. 

Youth can join online at www.njfb.org or complete the form on attached is the NJFB Membership Flyer.


Due to low registration, the 4-H Trivia Challenge has been rescheduled so you still have time to join the FUN and have a chance to win PRIZES.


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Leaders – Check Out our new Club Leaders Resources page on our county 4-H website.

Whether you’re a veteran leader, or just starting out, this page includes resources to help with your 4-H club. There are links to forms and educational materials as well as ideas that will help you lead fun and effective club meetings.

Dealing with Covid restrictions? This page will walk you through the basics of holding a virtual meeting using Zoom software as well as games and team building activities.


If you missed out on this unique opportunity, you still have a chance to view it.

If you are interested in checking it out, you can request the link at https://go.rutgers.edu/webinarlink. 
You will immediately receive an email with the webinar link, passcode, and the handouts.


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:

Monday, November 2, 2020 Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture
Monday, November 2, 2020 6:30 pm Earth Day Every Day Webinar Series – Basics of Recycling
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:00am Introduction to Plant Identification (2 day course)
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:00pm FCHS Wellness Wednesdays
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention
Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:30pm RU Ready 2 Garden Fall Webcasts: Indoor Seeding….Are You Prepared for 2021?



Have you seen this Insect?

Young juvenile spotted lanternfly
Adult spotted lanternfly
Older juvenile spotted lanternfly

Some people may think it is a moth but it’s really the Asian plant hopper known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma deliculata (White), and is a member of the order Hemiptera, family Fulgoridae. In the USA, the spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that could be very devastating to some New Jersey crops and hardwood trees.

If you think you have seen or collected a spotted lanternfly please report it (please include the town and county where the specimen was found and attach a photograph) to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the Department of Entomology at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences by emailing slanternfly@njaes.rutgers.edu. Farmers, nurserymen, and vineyardists should also report sightings to SLF-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov.


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