Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter July 31 – August 6, 2021

The Weekly Newsletter will be taking a break for the next two coming weeks (Aug. 6 & Aug. 13).
It will return on August 20.

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.

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

Call All Incoming 7-11 Grade Members
The 4-H Teen Council Invites you to join our Club.

Sussex County 4-H Teen Council membership has been open to teens in grades 9-12 for over 60 years.  We now also include those in the 7th and 8th grades.

Members take part in:
– community service projects,
– leadership activities,
– earn job experience,
– participate in fun trips and events.

Sussex County 4-H’s criteria is that in order to be considered a “member in good standing”, participants must attend 70% of their club’s meetings/activities. In addition to attendance, all Teen Council members are required to work a minimum of 4 shifts in the Dairy Barn during fair week, as it is the main fundraiser for the year.  Members must do so in order to be eligible for officer positions and/or scholarships when they reach High School age. Most meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday or Friday of the month at the Fair Administration Office.

Join now to also have the opportunity to volunteer in the 4-H Teen Council Booth during this year’s fair. For more information or to sign up please reach out to Tanya Patrie (

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

Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops

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

Current NJ 4-H STEP

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

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-ing 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

Will your club he accepting new members in the coming Program year??

If so, please create and share with us a flyer that we can post in the Shotwell Building during the fair telling the public who your club is and what you do.

We will would also love posters as well!

Flyers can be emailed to to be printed and copied.

We are also asking you complete the Return to 4-H Leader Survey letting us know about your club’s plans for the 2021-2022 4-H Project Year.

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for the next few weeks are:

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)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021; 12:00 pmTomatoes 101
Wednesday, August 4, 2021; 2:00 pmFunctional Foods: Mushrooms
Thursday, August 5, 2021; 5:30 pmAsk the Experts: Home Food Preservation
Friday, August 6, 2021; 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Peach Cobbler Pancakes

Monday, August 9, 2021; 6:30 pmUrban Gardening Webinar Series (Day 5 of 5)
Tuesday, August 10, 2021; 12:00 pmLobster Rolls
Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 2:00 pmBuild a Better Smoothie
Thursday, August 12, 2021; 12:00 pmPreparing for Fall Gardening

Tuesday, August 17, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Pasta Chips
Tuesday, August 17, 2021; 7:00 pmAll About Bulbs
Wednesday, August 18, 2021; 2:00 pmInfusing Eco Therapy into Your Day
Thursday, August 19, 2021; 1:00 pm – Rutgers Lunch and Learn: Cultural Competency (fee)
Friday, August 20, 2021; 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Papaya Smoothie

Friday, August 20 – Thursday 26, 2021; Online – CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License
Saturday, August 21, 2021; 9:00 am Pet First Aid & CPR Certification (fee)
Monday, August 23, 2021; 6:00 pmPet First Aid & CPR Certification (fee)

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