Sussex County 4-H Weekly News October 11 – 17, 2020

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The Sussex RCE Office that includes 4-H will be closed Monday, October 12 in honor of Columbus Day.

Have you taken the challenge??? Continue to celebrate National 4-H Week and have some fun with the 4-H Trivia Virtual escape room.

The Tractor Supply Company 
4-H Paper Clover Campaign begins this week.
It is being held thru
October 18, 2020.

If you or your club is interested in creating an in-store display or poster about your club and the value of 4-H? Or does your club already have one that you would be willing to share? If so, please contact

We now have 2 TSC in Sussex County and would love to have some information about 4H in Sussex County displayed during the Paper Clover Campaign.

Both online and in-store donations to 4-H will be accepted

Would you like to meet kids from Italy and learn about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what US kids love to do while learning what Italian kids love as well.

This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Italian youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making traditional dishes together (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things like music and dancing, local legends and stories, and our countries’ iconic destinations. Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe!

Save the Date

Way to go to Kelsea Cosh who submit entries in the NJ 4-H Dog Photo Contest under the My Dog and Me category and received an Excellent.

Kelsea is a member of the Bit by Bit horse club.


2020 STEM Summit: Mars Basecamp

Online, November 6-8, 2020 

Your team of astronauts is stranded on Mars. Your supplies are dwindling. How will you survive, and how will you return to Earth? At the 2020 STEM Summit, students will work with peers and group leaders on a variety of workshops and exercises built around solving this main problem. Each collaborative exercise will test and strengthen both the STEM skills and the teamwork and collaboration it takes to solve complex problems in the real world – and on Mars.

For more information or see the schedule for the weekend summit visit:

The cost for this program is $75.00 per attendee and includes a STEM Summit Activities Kit, which includes all supplies needed to take part in the Summit.

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

Learn some basics of zoom and how to best use it for your 4-H club meetings. Somerset County 4-H volunteer Conrad Colon will be holding a hands-on workshop that will give you the tools to be comfortable and confident using Zoom for your online club meetings. Registration required:

4-H Volunteer Meet & Greet

Join us for a casual Meet & Greet with other volunteers from across the state. We’ll highlight some of the fun virtual tools we’ve been using and show you how we use them, share ideas, and connect you with other clubs around the state. Have questions? We’ll help you find the answers.

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00am
FCHS Tuesdays Cooking for One or Two Keep it Healthy and Easy
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00pm
Real Recipes: Cauliflower Kale Soup
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00pm
First Impressions: A Review of the 2020 NJ Hemp Production Season
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:30pm
Earth Day Every Day Webinar Series – What’s An Energy Audit and Do You Need One?
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00pm
Home Gardeners School @Home: Bountiful Bulbs for Year-Round Beauty
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:00pm
FCHS Wellness Wednesdays – Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease with Fiber
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:00pm
Monmouth RCE Presents – “Bringing Home the Harvest”
Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:00pm
RU Ready 2 Garden Fall Webcasts – Growing Garlic
Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:00pm
Home Landscape: Delight or Disaster
Friday, October 16, 2020 11:00am
Real Recipes: Pumpkin Cookies

Rutgers Cooperative Extension “Earth Day, Every Day” Series this Fall

To Register and more information at:

The lineup is as follows:
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

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