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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:

Submit your questions in advance ( 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!

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:

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.

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

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:

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 Farmers, nurserymen, and vineyardists should also report sightings to

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