Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter July 16 – 24, 2021

Be sure to check out the revised version of the
4-H Families Prepare For Fair Guide.

It has the full 4-H Schedule, as well as, the full Ag Arena schedule of shows and events. Some days and times have been changed from previous years, so be sure to double-check.

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

Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops

July 27 at 1 pm: Seeing and Composing Creative Photographs (For Middle and High Schoolers) 

Come learn how to create effective images through strong composition. In this webinar, our photography instructor will engage you in conversation about learning to see photographically. Youth do not need to bring cameras or photographs to the session.

July 28 at 7 pm: Virtual Teen Social

Focused on fun, interactive games – join the Somerset County 4-H Association Teen Committee for their monthly Virtual Teen Social. Open to teens in grades 6-12, this is a great way to meet new people and make some friends while playing games both online and on your phone. Register to participate at:

August 14th at 10:30 am: Mars Base STEM Challenge

Current NJ 4-H STEP

Understanding Food Allergies Workshop Series 

Over the course of three, one-hour interactive workshops via Zoom, you will learn what food allergies are, why allergic reactions occur, and how you can keep friends with food allergies safe. Each week, you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare (in the microwave), a quick, single-serve, allergen-free dessert. Open to youth (4th grade and up) and adults. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm, from July 14 through July 28.

Understanding Food Allergies Workshop Series registration link

Data to the Rescue: Penguins Need Our Help!  

Join the team of research scientists who travel to Antarctica each year to collect data on penguins and their habitat. Youth will analyze real scientific data to figure out the answer and then use their creative skills to come up with a way to share this story with others. Join us this summer for a FREE interactive and fun 4-session virtual program! Sessions will run from August 9th-12th, from 10:30-12:00 each day.  

This program is designed for youth entering 6th-8th grade in Fall 2021.   

Register here: 

Calling all NJ youth!

Join the International Game Fishing Association along with 4-H/Rutgers Cooperative Extension for a two-day fishing clinic.

This hands-on program will teach you about fishery management, environmental science, biology, and much more. You’ll also adventure on a REAL boat!

This program is FREE for youth in grades 5th – 10th. Registration is currently being accepted but hurry, spots are going quickly.

Please call the 4-H Department at 732 349 1227 to register.


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 the next few weeks are:

July 16-22, 2021 (online)CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License

Monday, July 19, 2021; 6:30 pmUrban Gardening Webinar Series/ El Huerto Urbano Series Virtual (Day 2 of 5)
Tuesday, July 21, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Ginger and Garlic Zucchini Stir Fry
Wednesday, July 21, 2021; 2:00 pmPreserving Foods at Home: An Overview of Safe Options
Friday, July 23, 2021; 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Peppers 101

Monday, July 26, 2021; 6:30 pmUrban Gardening Webinar Series/ El Huerto Urbano Series Virtual (Day 3 of 5)
Tuesday, July 27, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Vegan Creamy Corn Chowder
Wednesday, July 28, 2021; 2:00 pmEveryday Mindfulness
Friday, July 30, 2021; 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Cheeseburger Skillet 

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