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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


October 7 is National 4-H Spirit Day.
Wear Your 4-H Club Shirt or Green to Celebrate!
Be sure to share a picture of yourself and tag @sussexnj4h, #4Hproud, #Opportunity4All

In honor of this week, many counties are sharing the different activates they have organized to celebrate National 4-H Week. Celebrate with them and have fun participating.

Registration closes October 8




Connect Kids with Rutgers College Panel

Thursday, October 8, 7–8:30 p.m.

Are you interested in college but you have a lot of questions? College can be challenging to navigate. We are here to help! Join current Rutgers students (former 4‑Hers), faculty, and staff to learn more about college—academics, college life, admissions, etc. Click here to register:  https://go.rutgers.edu/3k6xz1cy

Submit your questions in advance (https://go.rutgers.edu/zjey44hb) or bring your questions to the panel discussion.


Minecraft 4‑H Camp

October 9–10, 7–9 p.m.

Youth and adults are invited to join the Morris County 4‑H Minecraft Club for live tours of the L.G. Cook 4‑H Camp located in Sussex County and participate in build challenges. This is the perfect opportunity to explore 4‑H camp in the virtual world, reconnect with favorite places and campers, and enjoy some fun camp activities in the Minecraft world. Participants can enjoy the Minecraft 4‑H Camp experience with Zoom, Discord, or a personal Minecraft account. Pre-register to receive the login details.

Minecraft 4‑H Camp October 9 (summer camp) Registration
Minecraft 4‑H Camp October 10 (winter camp) Registration


Amazing 4-H Clover Quest in Warren County NJ

Now- October 12

Follow the clues during National 4-H week to find the clovers we’ve hidden around Warren County! Snap a picture of the clover and the QR code and you’re all set!
This is a social distancing, family-friendly event. Please drive safely! https://fb.me/e/32Pfb6Nal


Virtual 4-H Bridge Club.

Youth in 4th grade & above are invited to join the Virtual 4-H Bridge Club. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM. The first meeting is October 22.  Club members will participate in group activities and interactive games; learn about time management and organizational skills; explore nutrition, health and wellness; have the opportunity to meet kids from other counties: and much more. Register at: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4VNLUBdiCHKVb2

And don’t forget to share your 4-H Pride During National 4-H Week by printing the Image below and placing it in your window.


The Tractor Supply Company 4-H Paper Clover Campaign begins this week.
It is being held October 7-18, 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.

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


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 www.njfb.org or complete the form on attached is the NJFB Membership Flyer.

NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT SERIES presents:

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: https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-summits/.

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.


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: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof-GppzsuGtNQdQFrasmiU1uVmPGby91-


Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Monday, October 5, 2020 6:30pm
Earth Day Every Day Webinar Series – RU Wildlife Wise: Defensive Driving to Avoid Wildlife
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00am
FCHS Wellness Tuesdays -Preventing Falls at Home
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00pm
Real Recipes: Pumpkin Bread
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:00am
FCHS Wellness Wednesdays Stocking Your Mediterranean Pantry
Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:30pm
RU Ready 2 Garden Fall Webcasts – Roses and their Care
Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00am
Real Recipes: Meatball Soup


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

Details: Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension every Monday evening at 6:30 pm for this free series starting September 14th. These live, interactive sessions are 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Sessions are provided via Webex.

To Register and more information at:  https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/Earth-Day.html

The lineup is as follows:
10/5/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Defensive Driving to Avoid Wildlife
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


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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