Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter August 27 – September 3, 2021

The RCE/4-H Office will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 in honor of Labor Day.


Congratulations to the 2021 Outstanding 4-H Presenter Award winners named at this year’s State 4-H Virtual Presentation Contest! There was a total of 81 participants representing 16 counties (Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren). twenty (20) 4-H’ers who participated in the Live Virtual Presentation Division and 58 who submitted entries for the Pre-Recorded Division.

The 2021 Outstanding 4-H Presenter Award winners in the pre-recorded division include Brennadette Beebe, Burlington County; Robert Elwell, Cape May County; Isabella Fisher, Burlington County; Jacqueline LaChow, Monmouth County; Lauren Miller, Cape May County; Kritika Nagappa, Middlesex County; Autumn Richards, Cape May County; Khaelyn Robinson, Essex County; Luke Santos, Bergen County; and William Teitsma, Sussex County.

The 2021 Outstanding 4-H Presenter Award winners in the virtual live presentation division were: Prisha Bagul, Middlesex County; Nicholas Bailey, Hunterdon County; Cana Patterson, Cumberland County; Michael Powell, Somerset County; and Kristine Zurovchak, Warren County.

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

Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops

September 1, 6:00 – 7:30pm: 
Bread & Butter…From the Farm to Food Products on the Table

Open to youth (grades 4 and above) and adults.
Milk and bread products are things that we eat every day. These important food staples are available to us thanks to farmers. During the workshop, you will learn how to make bread in a bag and butter in a jar as well as learn about the ingredients used and how they are grown on a farm, processed, and available to you to purchase at your local grocery store.
This workshop is part of the Understanding Agriculture Farm and Food Project of the NJ delegates who participated in the 2021 National 4-H Agri-Science Summit.


New and Exciting Programs are coming soon!

Virtual STEM National 4-H Youth Summit

The 2021 National 4-H STEM Virtual Youth Summit for teens in grades 9-12 interested in science, engineering, technology, and math topics and careers will be held September 17-19, 2021. The theme for the summit is Galactic Quest. Summit attendees will meet and work virtually with youth from across the country in activities designed to instill curiosity, and critical thinking, to develop the skills needed to be successful in life

The cost of the virtual summit which includes educational activity supplies (mailed prior to the summit) is $100 but a scholarship in the amount of $25-$75 will be available to reduce the cost of participating in the summit. Applications must be emailed to by August 30.

The fillable application form, the Rutgers Parental Consent Virtual Environment Form, an information sheet, and a tentative schedule can be found on the NJ 4-H website at the following URL:

New Jersey 4-H Day at the New York JETS

All 4-H families and their friends to attend the New Jersey 4-H Day at the JETS vs EAGLES on Sunday, December 5, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford. Tickets range from $59.00-$95.00. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for on-field access. Tickets can be purchased at: JETSGROUPS.COM/nj4h.

The State 4-H Association is conducting this fundraiser to assist in raising money to cover the cost of the bus for the New Jersey 4-H delegates attending Citizenship Washington Focus in July 2022. The State 4-H Association will receive $10.00 for every ticket purchased using the link above. You do not have to be a 4-H member or volunteer to order tickets from the link above at this reduced ticket price.


Georgia Boot is a proud partner of the National 4-H Council. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be #GeorgiaBootStrong and create a better path #Fourward through the hands-on learning experiences that 4-H offers. These programs help build confidence, creativity, leadership, and resiliency, shaping our future leaders.

From now until August of 2023, we will offer various promotions on our website and at select retail partner locations. A portion of sales from these promotions will be donated to National 4-H Council to provide critical resources needed to support the organization’s efforts to empower our youth. Georgia Boot has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000 in 2021, $75,000 in 2022 and $85,000 in 2023.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: Preventative Practices to Support the Health of Small-Scale Poultry
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: BeneFITS of Walking
Friday, June 17, 2022 – Juneteenth – State Offices Closed
Friday, June 17, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Father’s Day Mocktails
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Foods that Fight Pain: Separating Myth from Fact
Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: No-Bake Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Eating Patterns for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Monday, August 30, 2021; 6:30 pmRising Seas On New Jersey’s Coasts
Tuesday, August 31, 2021; 9-11:00 amIntroduction to Pruning Techniques (fee)
Tuesday, August 31, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Air Fryer Baked Apples

Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day, All State and University offices will be closed.


Please complete the Return to 4-H Leader Survey to let us know about your club’s plans for the 2021-2022 4-H Project Year. We ask that you complete it even if you do not plan on continuing your club this coming project year.

Thank you to those who have already done so.

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