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4-H Online Re-enrollment
is Now Open

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 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

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!


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 patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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


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/.


New STEP Clubs and
Webinars Available.


GLOBETASTERS: MAKING MEMORIES Mondays

Get your chef hats on and we will spend six consecutive Monday’s preparing meals as we celebrate holidays from around the world. You can cook right along with us or watch and make later. We’ll travel the world learning about different cultures and customs while creating a delicious dish for your family’s dinner! This program is for youth in grades 4–13. Sessions will run on Mondays, 4–5:30pm starting November 2 through December 7.

GLOBETASTERS: MAKING MEMORIES Mondays registration link


My Pet and Me 4‑H SPIN Club

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


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


For more information go to: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/youth_programs/global_youth_institute/

To register: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78MirrPkgnI78Oh


Open to ALL NJ 4-H Members

You can join at any time.



Join Somerset County 4-H for their virtual Spooktober Party for K-4th grade members

DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2020
TIME: 3:00PM-4:00PM
GRADE: NEW JERSEY 4-H’ERS IN KINDERGARTEN – 4TH

Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Somerset County 4-H for a spooky (but cute) afternoon. Open to all New Jersey 4-H’ers in grades K-4, we’ll be celebrating with all the little goblins and ghosts out there!

There will be spooky stories and even a chance to brew your own potion. We’ll play a ghoulishly good game of Bingo and have an all-around fiendishly fun time with all the little mischief makers – so be sure to register using the button below! Click to REGISTER.


2020 STEM Summit: Mars Basecamp
Online, November 6-8, 2020 

Deadline to Register this Thursday, October 22

The 2020 National 4‑H STEM Virtual Youth Summit for teens in grades 9-12 interested in science, engineering, technology, and math topics and careers will be held November 6-8, 2020.

Engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and design challenges will provide one-of-a-kind experiences for teens to discover the possibilities of a career in STEM. Summit attendees will meet and work with youth virtually from across the country in activities designed to instill curiosity, and critical thinking, to develop the skills needed to be successful in life. NASA experts who study Mars will be available to share information.

The cost of the virtual summit which includes educational activity supplies (mailed prior to the summit) is $75 but a scholarship in the amount of $35-$50 will be available to reduce the cost of participating in the summit. Applications must be emailed to reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu by October 22.

More information and applications can be found at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/set/stem-youth-summit/


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.


Parenting During a Pandemic – How to Keep Your Sanity

Join NJ 4-H for a special webinar, Parenting During a Pandemic – How to Keep Your Sanity, presented by Rutgers Professor Dr. Maurice Elias on Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm .

Dr. Elias will offer advice on how to cope with and make the best of a new way of life caused by the pandemic. Learn four principles of emotionally intelligent parenting that will help all family members in your household—and in your bubble—to stay positive, deal with school issues, and preserve your relationships.

Dr. Elias, a professor of psychology and director of the Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He has authored numerous parenting books including, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, The Joys and Oys of Parenting and Talking Treasure— a set of EQ-building stories for parents to read to young children.

Register for the webinar at https://go.rutgers.edu/6jayfe9q. You will have an opportunity during the registration process to submit questions for Dr. Elias.


More information can be found at: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/youth_programs/global_youth_institute/new_jersey/



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, October 19, 2020 6:30pm
Earth Day Every Day Webinar Series – Ten Ways to Adapt to Coastal Flooding
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10 am
FCHS Wellness Tuesdays Benefits of Safe Exercise for Older Adults
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12 pm
Real Recipes: Cranberry Maple Squash
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30 pm
Plants with Winter Interest
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00 pm
Home Gardeners School @Home: Designing with Ornamental Grasses
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
FCHS Wellness Wednesdays – Strong Bones
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 pm
Monmouth RCE Presents – “Bringing Home the Harvest”
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 6:30 pm
RU Ready 2 Garden Fall Webcasts – Seasons End in the Flower Garden
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 pm
Home Landscape: Delight or Disaster – The Bolts
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 pm
Fall 2020 Equine Webinar Series – “Use Of Alternative Therapy For Horses: Acupuncture”
Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00 am
Real Recipes: Halloween Treats


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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