Sussex County 4-H Weekly News November 8 – 14, 2020

The RCE Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day

4-H Online Re-enrollment
is Now Open

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4-HOnline has a new look and includes new features that will improve your 4-H experience.

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

For instructions go to:


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.

Money Matters Financial Planning

Join the Money Matters 4-H From Home STEP Club! Youth in grades 8-12 will learn about money management and financial skills including saving, creating a budget, and more. Sessions are every Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm for six weeks starting from November 18 through December 9. Register at:…/SV_doGLhaxkaM6Ocmx

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

Register here for one or all sessions.

November 9: Dietary Disease and Health and Nutrition
November 16: Climate Change and Food Security
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

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

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

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.

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:

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

Junior and Senior High School
4-H Members

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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.

Have you taken the challenge??? Have some spare time on your hands and want to have some family fun??

See if you can help Clover and take a whirl at NJ 4-H Trivia Virtual Escape Room.

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 
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:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 pm
Fall Climate Academy: Protecting Historic Residences from Flooding: Building Elevations
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 5:00 pm
Home Gardeners School @Home: Dirty Little Secrets: Top 10 Tips to Great Garden Soil
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:30 pm
RU Ready 2 Garden Fall Webcasts – Lessons from a Virtual Tour of the EARTH Center Gardens

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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