Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter July 24 – 31, 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.

Some Dates to Remember:

  • Saturday, July 31, – Rabbit Cage cleaning and Set Up
  • Sunday, August 1 – Shotwell Building Projects Drop off, 3-5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 3 – Club Booth Set Up, 3-8 pm
  • Wednesday, August 4 – Club Booth Set Up, 3-8 pm
  • Friday, August 6 – Vegatables, Flowers, Herbs Drop off, 10 am

Congratulations and Thank You to this year’s Agriculture Repersenatives for representing 4-H during the 2021 Fair.

Alpaca – Alexandra Antiochos of Awesome Alpaca Adventures
Beef – Grant Weinman of Top O’Jersey Beef
Dairy – Reanne Teague of Wantage Hustlers
Goat – Sidney Johansen of Sussex County Capricians
Horse– Carly Studt of Bit by Bit
Poultry – Samantha Vealey of Kicken’ Chickens
Rabbit and Small Animal – Deirdre Bassi-Mulvanerton of Whiskers & Squeals
Sheep – Kelly Nelson of Lambdemonim
Swine – Emily Titsworth of Sussex Squealers

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 14 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:

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.

NJ State 4-H Horse Show Clinic
August 21-22
Dream Park – Logan Park, NJ

This educational weekend will allow beginner and experienced 4-H horse project members to gain knowledge in many riding and non-riding topics. There will be riding instructors in both English and Western, Getting ready for show, grooming, Games, and Trail. Non-riding topics will also be offered for all and include Basic First Aid, Trailer safety, Hoof Care, Tack Care and a variety of Hippology stations will be offered such as Poisonous plants, Parts of the horse, and more. It will be a great weekend to see your 4-H horse friends which you have not seen for a while and have fun learning about your horse and preparing for next year’s shows.

Covid-19 precautions will be followed for this event—All participants will be required to wear a mask indoors (unless mounted); Masks are optional outdoors and social distancing will be done as much as practicable.

Bring a Horse is not necessary to participate.

For more information or to register go to: NJ State 4-H Horse Show Clinic : Horses : Rutgers New Jersey 4-H

For Questions contact Carol Ward, 908-526-6644,


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:

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 

Monday, August 2, 2021; 6:30 pmBiology of Prohibited Coastal Sharks of New Jersey (Marine Extension Program Seminar Series)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021; 2:00 pmFunctional Foods: Mushrooms
Thursday, August 5, 2021; 5:30 pmAsk the Experts: Home Food Preservation

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