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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!


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 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/


Get your chef hats on and spend six weeks preparing meals while learning about cultures, customs and holiday celebrations around the world during the GLOBE TASTERS 3: Making Memories Mondays 4-H From Home STEP Club. This program is for youth in grades 4–13. Sessions will run on Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm starting November 2 through December 7. Register at: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/…/SV_bPJEMc0afN3lC97


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.



Open to all
New Jersey 4-H Teens

DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2020

TIME: 7:00PM-8:30PM

REQUIREMENT: MUST BE A NEW JERSEY 4-H TEEN

Open to all New Jersey 4-H teens, join the Virtual Halloween Teen Social for a chilling good time. Bring your most howlingly good Halloween snacks and show them off, dress in your most haunted Halloween costume, and be prepared to play some ghostly games.

This is a great way to meet your fellow undead 4-H’ers and make some new fiendish friends from across New Jersey. So register today for this terrifyingly good 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.


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.


NJ 4-H Leadership for Life Program

Adopted from Ireland’s youth development program Foróige, the Leadership for Life Program is based on theories and principles of youth work, leadership development, and leadership styles.

Offered in three sequential modules, this program is aimed at equipping young people to explore their vision and passion and to develop such key skills as: planning, decision making, critical thinking, goal setting, and problem-solving.

Each module consists of 10-15 hours of educational workshops with topics serving as a bridge from one level to the next. Modules 1, 2, and 3 will be offered in the 2020-21 4-H year and the opportunity to apply for the Advanced Module will be available in winter 2021.
Members must complete Modules 1 and 2 before they are eligible to complete Module 3. The Advanced Module is held during a 9-day travel experience to the Foróige Leadership for Life Conference at the University of Ireland in Maynooth, Ireland.

Module 1 training will be conducted virtually on November 14. The program overview and, registration form and Rutgers parental consent for a virtual environment are due by November 1, 2020

For all registration forms and more information can be found at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/leadership-for-life/


Call All High School Juniors and Seniors

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


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, October 26, 2020, 6:30 pm Earth Day Every Day Webinar Series – RU Wildlife Wise: Demystifying Iconic Halloween Animals
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:00 am FCHS Wellness Tuesdays The MIND Diet for the Brain
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Ramen
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2:00 pm FCHS Wellness Wednesdays
Pre-diabetes: Take Action with the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 7:00 pm Monmouth RCE Presents – “Bringing Home the Harvest”
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:00 pm Home Gardeners School @Home: Plants for Winter Interest
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:00 pm Home Landscape: Delight or Disaster – The Nuts
Friday, October 30, 2020, 11:00 am Real Recipes: Mummy Taco Braid


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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