The RCE/4H Office will be closed on April 15, 2022, in honor of Good Friday.

Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.

An Evening Abroad: Ireland! 
June 22nd at 7 PM

The New Jersey 4-H “family” includes people from all over the globe. An Evening Abroad highlights members of our extended family to show off just how diverse the NJ 4-H program truly is! In this June 22 session, we’ll explore the Emerald Island known as Ireland from Warren County 4-H volunteer, Sinead Twohig. Register to receive a link for this hour-long, fun, and in-depth virtual exploration of Ireland. An Evening Abroad is fun for all 4-H members and their families and begins at 7 p.m.

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

New Virtual STEP Clubs coming soon.

Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.

NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

Save the Date- Registration coming soon

4-H  Evening Abroad Program

Virtual programs are available to all 4-H members, volunteers, and families which highlight members of our extended family to show off just how diverse the NJ 4-H program truly is and learn about other cultures.

An Evening Abroad: Peru!  (May 25th at 7 PM)

Participants will explore the coastal South American nation of Peru with Hudson County 4-H’s own Claudia Urdanivia!

 An Evening Abroad: Ireland!  (June 22nd at 7 PM)

Explore the “Emerald Isle” with Warren County 4-H leader, Sinead Twohig!

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

NJ Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors

Open to youth in grades 9–12.

6:30–8 p.m. on four upcoming Thursdays: April 28, May 5, May 12, and June 9.

New Jersey 4‑H is seeking teens like YOU to become Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors. Our goal is to help Teen Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors to educate more than 250 younger youth about the importance of pollinators in our state over the next year. Receive training and teach others in your home community about the importance of pollinators.

More information about the 4‑H Pollinator Habitat Ambassador Program

NJ4H Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors Zoom Training registration

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices

For grades 4–12.

Sessions run on Mondays beginning April 25th, May, and June.
Short, medium, or long – RICE is a grain that’s got it all! From around the world, let’s cook a variety of rice as a staple for some delicious dishes.

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices registration »

April’s PhotoCorps – Pops of Color

There are many filters and effects we can add to photos after they’re taken. Composing to add a pop of color when you’re taking the photo, can draw the viewer’s eye and add interest. Experiment with how color can affect your photos.

You can download directions for joining PhotoCorps.

The deadline for submission on this theme is 4/30. Members should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of May.

Please post this information on your social media or share with your county’s members through your newsletter or other means.

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Williams.

Calling all 4-H volunteers, teen leaders, and parents! 

This 4-H virtual program is for anyone who wants to learn how to better handle conflict in any 4-H setting!  It’s recommended to participate in all 3 interactive sessions but they will also be recorded.  To register click here.

Feel free to contact Laura Eppinger with any questions or concerns.

Club Fundraising Opportunity

Contact the 4-H Office for more details if you are interested in participating as a club.

2022 Hershey Park Advanced Group Ticket Sales

Sponsered By Regal Rabbits/Bunnies-N-Buddies

Tickets can be used any day, all seasons until January 1st, 2023

Admission tickets @ $40.00 each
Meal deals are also available.

If interested please complete the following form: RR/BnB 4-H-2022-Hershey-Park-Advanced-Group-Ticket-Sales.pdf

Checks made payable to Bunnies-N-Buddies
Mailed to
45 Dogwood Drive
Newton, NJ 07860

Form and payment must postmark by April 10th

For questions please contact bunniesnbuddies@gmail.com

SOMERSET COUNT 4-H RABBIT, CAVY & SMALL ANIMAL SHOW
Re-scheuduled

DOORS OPEN: 8:30 AM

Open to 4-H Members Only

  • Cloverbud/Prep Showman Ship Entries – No Charge
  • Junior Showmanship (Grades 4-6) Entries – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category
  • Intermediate Showmanship (Grades 7-9) – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category
  • Senior Showmanship (Grades 10-13) – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category

Join us for the Costume Class and Silent Auction!

Pre-Registration closes on April 15th.

For more information and to register Click Here

Any questions please contact sc4hsaentry@yahoo.com

Open to all 4-H Members

For information and submissions email: info.worldwidewriters.ink@sc4-h.org

SAVE THE DATE

RUTGERS DAY RETURNS

April 30, 2022

This outdoor festival event offers fun activities for the whole family, taking place across every campus of Rutgers New Brunswick on Saturday, April 30, 2022. For a 4-H experience, visit the Voorhees Mall of College Ave Campus for 4-H Expressive Arts activities.

Plan your Rutgers Day activities here:
https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/rutgers-day-faqs 

Ocean County 4-H Animalology 

Saturday, May 14.

Open to all NJ 4-H Members

Registration and more information can be found at:


https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Animalology-May-2022.pdf

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS!
PARTICIPATE IN POETRY X HUNGER!

Expressive Arts 4-H is introducing Poetry X Hunger as part of National Poetry Month in April.

Do you want to help eliminate hunger and poverty through the power of your pen?  Join in the Poetry X Hunger project promoted by Expressive Arts 4-H of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Write poems that inspire your readers to prevent and eradicate hunger and poverty.

Your poems will be posted on the Expressive Arts 4-H website, with the potential for inclusion in the national Poetry X Hunger website.  You can read your poems at 4-H, school, and community events. Through your poetry, you will encourage your audience to become advocates against hunger and poverty. Your poetry can spark social justice legislation and community service volunteerism such as food pantry work and food collection.

Poetry X Hunger was created in 2017 by Dr. Hiram Larew, former Director of International Programs at the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture and award-winning poet. Aware of the power of poetry, Larew has rallied the public to write poems that motivate the world to end hunger.

If you would like to learn more about the many forms of poetry you can choose from. or have questions about submitting your poetry to Poetry X Hunger, contact Ellen Williams, Expressive Arts 4-H Agent at williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.

For more information about Poetry X Hunger visit their website.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS/COLLEGE STUDENTS –
Agricultural Scholarships are now available

Agricultural Scholarships are presented each year by the Ag. Division of the NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show and applications are now being accepted for any Sussex County graduating high school senior or college student currently enrolled in an agricultural program pursuing a two or four-year degree, or graduate studies in one of the many fields of Agriculture. 

For more information and the application please go to Sussexcountyfairgrounds.org and click on Fairgrounds/Ag/Ag. History for the PDF application.  Information is also available in local guidance offices. 

The application can also be found here: Agricultural Scholarship (sussexcountyfairgrounds.org)

Mail application to the Ag. Scholarship Selection Committee, c/o G. Danko, P.O Box 2456, Branchville, NJ 07826.  The deadline is April 15th.

Delaware Valley University Spring Livestock Judging Contest

Delaware Valley University is hosting a spring livestock judging contest. It is an excellent way for our 4-H members to gain knowledge of some animals they are interested in. It truly is a perfect hands on experience.

Delaware Valley University will be conducting a livestock judging contest for 4-H and FFA groups on Saturday April 30, 2022. $10.00 registration fee.

For more information contact:  heather.oeltjenbruns@delval.edu 

Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a fun and engaging career exploration program that will give you a deeper understanding of the veterinary profession and the demands of veterinary school.

Explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like. https://vetsites.tufts.edu/avm/ 


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Asparagus Facts and Recipe Ideas
Friday, May 13-19, 2022 – CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License (ONLINE)
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Build a Better Beverage
Friday, May 20, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 4:30 pm – North Jersey Tree Fruit and Vegetable Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Physical Activity for Seniors
Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Strawberry Salsa
Monday, May 30, 2022 – ALL State and County offices closed
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 3:00 pm – Live Well & Stay Healthy Webinar: Ten Inflation-Fighting Hacks for Older Adults


RU Ready 2 Garden Webinar
Return for Spring of 2022

This April, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County wants to help you grow quality food for your family and friends with the return of their weekly FREE webcast  RU Ready 2 Garden. Rutgers Master Gardeners and Extension experts will offer advice for gardeners of all levels with a different topic each week.

The one-hour webinars will take place each Tuesday in April at 6:30 pm.

For a full season schedule and registration details visit www. tinyurl.com/ruready22

https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/government/departments/department-of-business-innovation-education-and-opportunity/middlesex-county-cooperative-extension-service-with-rutgers/ru-ready-2-garden

The topics to be featured are:

  • An Integrated Approach to Deer Control
  • Just What is Companion Planting?
  • Native Plants for the New Jersey Landscape 
  • The Time is NOW to Start Your Vegetable Garden 

Previous episodes of the webcast can be viewed at tinyurl.com/rcevids

The RU Ready 2 Garden Webcast was developed in response to the recent health crisis, with the goal of providing research-based methods to ensure success in their home and community gardens.

For a personal invite, E-mail your name to mastergardeners@co.middlesex.nj.us   with “RU Ready” as the subject.


Join us at 10am on the third Wednesday of the month to brush up on your horticultural knowledge.

To register follow the link or scan the QR code above:

https://go.rutgers.edu/WorkshopWednesdays

For more information please call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us


As Luck Would HIVE it …..
Customers are BUZZING about these Beekeeping Classes

🐝 New!  The Ins and Outs of Treating Your Colony

  June 15, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

It is the goal of every beekeeper to maintain healthy, productive colonies. This can only be accomplished by reducing the frequency and prevalence of disease within beehives. It is important for beekeepers to be aware of, learn to identify, and effectively manage pests and diseases to maintain healthy colonies. This is particularly important because the health of one beekeeper’s colony can impact another beekeeper’s colony in the surrounding area. Review recommendations for detecting and treating colonies for parasites and pathogens in a sustainable way for the long-term health of your colonies.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 New!  Take Note of Your Hive: Record-keeping for Beekeepers

June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

While even experienced beekeepers can learn from hive notes, it is an even more important part of beekeeping for beginners. Good hive notes promote a better understanding of the dynamics of the hive. Beginning to keep proper beekeeping records (no mental notes!) is one means of assuredly improving your beekeeping success. This means fewer bee losses, more honey production, and better broods. We’ll discuss the why, what, and how of beekeeping records. Then you can decide what’s right for you.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

Discounts are available!  For more information, BEE sure to contact Pamela Mayer at pspring@rutgers.edu

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram 
@SussexNJ4H

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