The RCE office will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27 in honor of Thanksgiving.

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

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:

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

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

Register here for one or all sessions.
November 23: Human Rights/Social Justice/ Global Food Security
November 30: Spoilage, Waste, and Food Security
December 7: Policy, governance, and Food Security
December 14: Infectious Diseases and Food Security

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

New Jersey 4-H is recruiting a team to participate in the World Food Prize Research Project. Youth members will work with a team to develop individual research projects addressing global food security issues. Participants will meet once a week with mentors and peers to prepare their research projects. Projects will be presented at the Rutgers University Youth Institute Summit on March 5. During this day-long program, students get to learn about critical global issues, network with local leaders, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to become effective change agents in their own communities, conscientious global citizens, and tomorrow’s scientific humanitarian leaders. Sessions will run on Mondays, 7:00–8:00 pm starting January 4–February 1.

NJ 4-H Global Food Security Collation registration link

4-H Bridge Club

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 on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Register today at:…/SV_4VNLUBdiCHKVb2l
Enrollment is open even after club begins.

DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2020 (3:00PM-4:00PM)


Put on your lab coats and get ready for some do-it-yourself science! Join us on December 8th from 3 to 4pm on Zoom where we’ll be exploring the wild world of hands-on science. In this fully interactive event, we’ll show you how to make your own groovy lava lamp, master the weather in your own home, and create mystifying magic paper towel art.

This event is open to all youth (you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate!) in grades 1-4. So register below and invite your non-4-H friends to have some fun and learn a little something along the way. All participants will be emailed the necessary resources prior to the event.



Squat away 2020 with this new 4-H challenge – get stronger, change your mindset, and get ready for a more confident YOU in 2021!

Click on the link to register and join the fun: WWW.TINYURL.COM/4HSQUATSCHALLENGE

You are invited to share in some Fall fun & enter Gloucester County 4-H ‘Guess the # of Candy Corn’ Contest! 

All you need to do is:
1) Be registered in 4HOnline for the 2020-21 4-H year in your County/Club.
2) Follow the link below to enter your guess for how many pieces of autumn candy corn mix are in the above photograph (34oz candy jar) by December 1, 2020.

There are e-gift card prizes for the 3 closest guesses (contest details are in the entry link).

Have fun, happy guessing, and GOOD LUCK!

The State Line Tack Fall Festival Show Series,
4-H Edition Session

No entry fees. Open to 4-H members and 4-H Alum.
Classes include:
Hairiest Horse
Stock Halter
Saddle Type Halter
Mini/Pony Halter

More information go to:…/fall-festival-4-h-edition/

Sussex County Horse Bowl Team is inviting all S. C. Horse Project 4-H members to join them.

2019 1st place State 4-H Jr
Horse bowl Winners
2019 1st place State 4-H Sr Horse bowl Winners

Horse Bowl is an educational and fun project in which 4-H’ers learn many aspects of the horse and enhance their study skills by using selected reference materials.  Topics include equine anatomy and physiology, conformation, feed and nutrition, evolution, breed characteristics, reproduction, horse management, tack, and equipment, as well as styles of riding. 

This accumulated knowledge is tested in the form of a “College Quiz Bowl” style competition held in February. 4-Her’s must work together with their teammates to answer questions quickly.  The knowledge and skills gained in these practice sessions can be carried on to all other aspects and projects in the NJ 4-H Horse Program, such as Horse Judging and Hippology. 

Practices will be held weekly via Zoom starting Monday, November 30th, and run through the end of February. They will be held at 6 pm.  4-H members enrolled in the Horse project are eligible to participate.  Members from 4th to 13th grade are eligible to compete at the NJ State Horse Bowl Competition, however, Cloverbuds are welcome to join the practice sessions!  Top scoring senior members may have the opportunity to go on to compete at the National 4-H Horse Round-Up! 

For more information or Zoom meeting links contact either Horse Bowl Coach Michelle Teitsma ( or Tabitha Higgins (

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 or complete the form on attached is the NJFB Membership Flyer.

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:

Monday, November 23, 2020, 5:00 pm Home Gardeners School @Home: Holly Jolly Container Gardening
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Shakshuka

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Tilapia en Papillote
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1:00 pm Home Gardeners School @Home: House Plants – Bringing the Garden Inside
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 2:00 pm Wellness Wednesday- Healthy Holiday Eating
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 1:00 pm Slay Your Presentation Fears ($35)
Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:00 am Family Favorites: Corn Muffins with Cranberry Filling 
Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9:00 am Pet First Aid & CPR Certification ($75)

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.

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 Farmers, nurserymen, and vineyardists should also report sightings to

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