Happy Labor Day

The Sussex County Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office including 4-H will be closed September 7, 2020
in honor of Labor Day

We have a NEW Facebook Page! Follow us @SussexNJ4H

And/Or check out our Instagram @sussexnj4h

4-H Re-Enrollment on Hold
Until After September 9

4-H Online has been updated and we are working on rolling over everyone’s information into the new system. There will be additional security requirements that may require some to supply a new password to meet these requirements.

We will send an email to those currently enrolled in the system when re-enrollment is officially open, that will include step by step instructions for your convenience. The process will be similar, but the look of the program will be different. 


New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair Results are Posted

To View results go to https://fairentry.com/Fair/Results/14600. On this page you can search for your results or the results of specific divisions and classes.

You can view and check out all the entries at: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/virtual-fair/explore.html


4-H Dog Photo Contest

Deadline: September 18
All NJ 4-H members (not just dog project members) are invited to participate in the NJ 4-H Dog Photo Contest. Youth may submit up to 2 photos per class (My Dog and Me, Classic Art, Costume, Breed Traits, and Trick Dog). This is your chance to get creative and share your dog with the wider 4-H community. Results and top photos will be highlighted on the NJ 4-H website. The top 3 photos for grades 4-13 will be entered in the Northeast Regional 4-H Dog Program’s Photo Contest

For More Information Go to: https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/docs/Dog_Photo_Contest.pdf


Saturday September 19th
from 11 am to 5 pm
(Rain date 9/20)

Unfortunately, 4-H clubs cannot participate as clubs, due to 4-H in-person activity restrictions, but families may choose to attend on their own.

Join them for a FREE community day at the Fairgrounds to celebrate the release of Rooster’s Day at the Fair, a whimsical children’s book that celebrates the tradition and fun of the Fair!

Rooster’s Day at the Fair book will be on sale with book signings – meet the artists and the authors!

The pages will be brought to life with animals, music, entertainment, fair food vendors, tractors, the Queen of the Fair, children’s activities, horses, skillet toss and the Wanderer’s Car Club.

The book can be ordered by clicking here.

The Family Fun Day will be followed by the Board of AG Chicken BBQ

Sussex County Board of Ag Chicken BBQ ‘ON the FLY’ is Open to All

    The Sussex County Board of Agriculture has been holding a chicken BBQ at the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show since 1942. This year’s 78th Chicken Barbecue ‘ON the FLY’ will be held on Saturday September 19. You may pick up your to go ’ON the FLY’ dinner  at the Board of Ag BBQ building from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Your local farmers prepare the chicken, fresh from Sussex Meat Packing, slow roasted over hot coals. A secret time-tested all natural recipe sauce of Charlie Pratchaler has made this BBQ famous. Summertime favorite corn on the cob comes from Ideal Farms and Tranquility Farms, tomatoes from Lentini Farms. Holland American Bakery‘s famous dinner rolls complete the meal with delicious cookies from Clove Brook Deli. All Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance before Sept 13th. Tickets can be purchased at Brodhecker Farm, Ideal Farms, Space Farms, the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Sussex County Farmers Market @ Fairgrounds, Sussex Meat Packing, Tranquility Farms or Windybrow Farms. Tickets may also be purchased online at sussexcountyboardofagriculture.org

    The Sussex County Board of Ag relishes the concept of fresh, local, clean food, with no preservatives or artificial colors. The proceeds from this annual fundraiser helps fund scholarships for future farmers, and agriculture related programs. Support your local farmers, take a break after your day at Rooster’s Family Fun Day at the Fair and enjoy a great traditional chicken BBQ meal.




Mark your calendar – The Tractor Supply Company 4-H Paper Clover will be held October 7-18, 2020.
Both online and in-store donations to 4-H will be accepted.


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

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:

Tuesday September 8, 2020 12:00pmReal Recipes: Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil
Tuesday September 8, 2020 6:30pmTick Safety
Wednesday September, 9 2020 7:00pmGet the Dirt on Your Soil I: “Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!”
Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00pmFreezing the Harvest and Other Foods
Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:00pmBlack Gold for Your Garden – Composting Simplified
Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:00pmFall 2020 Equine Webinar Series – “Biosecurity On Horse Farms & At Equestrian Events”
Friday, September 11, 2020 11:00amReal Recipes: Mason Jar Salad


Return of the 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:
9/14/20- Winterizing Your Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency
9/21/20- Collecting Native Seeds: Sow Much to Know!
9/28/20- Fall Lawn Care the Earthwise Way
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

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