Starting next week the WEEKLY NEWSLETTER will be published and distributed on Fridays. This is in preparation for the 4-H Staff’s return to the RCE office.



Sussex County 4-H Animal Project Representative Applications due this
Tuesday, June 15.

4-H Members in grades 11-13 who have completed three years in an animal project area are encouraged to apply to represent their animal species as this year’s 2021 Animal representative. Members applying must have completed a County level public presentation for the current project year to be considered.
 
In the event of a competition for representative, more than one person applies; independent judges review the contestants’ application and schedule an interview portion for each applicant. Individual interviews will last approximately ten minutes with each judge asking 1-3 questions. Contestants applying will need to be able to attend the following required events during the fair if chosen:

 – NJSF/SCF&HS Opening Ceremonies (and parade if applicable) on the First Saturday.
 – Queen of the Fair Contest on the first Saturday
 – Be available in your species barn from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Thursday of the Fair to assist Round Robin participants.
 – If not a participant in Round robin, assist during the Round Robin event.
 – *Livestock Reps Only– Assist with Market Animal Dinner and Sale (Tuesday evening)
– Assist with species shows and other tasks as requested by your animal area coordinator.

Applications can be downloaded at:
https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SC-Animal-Rep-2021.-Application.pdf

The S. C. 4-H Animal Representative application packets must be completed and turned in to your 4-H club leader.  The applications received by club leaders should be submitted to the 4-H office no later than June 15, 2021. 



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

Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops

More Workshops will be added soon!

Current NJ 4-H STEP Clubs

4‑H Victory Gardeners 

Join us for a virtual Short-Term Exploratory Program (STEP). Young people in grades 4–12 are invited to join us for virtual meetings to help grow an at-home vegetable garden! Whether in a container, on your windowsill, or in a backyard, youth will learn to grow food from seed to sprout! Each session will be step-by-step, interactive, and will include a review of gardening techniques, discussions, and show and tell. This STEP Club is ongoing and meets on the first Monday and third Friday of the month at 4:30 pm.

4‑H Victory Gardeners registration link


Summer STEP Clubs

4-H REMOTE SKILLS CAMP

4-H REMOTE SKILLS CAMP Teens 15-18 are invited to register for the 4-H Remote Skills Camp from Utah State University Extension. This 30-day camp is designed to prep teens for career and college readiness by introducing them to remote work skills, with unique opportunities to participate in live Q&As with remote workers at NASA, Google, and more. Register for the July course by June 15.

Register Here


4-H VIRTUAL COOKING CAMP

Get your summer sizzle on with Pennsylvania 4-H! This FREE virtual cooking camp is open to all kids and families across the country. You’ll learn how to whip up tasty summer dishes like Rainbow Buddha Bowls and Garden Sloppy Joes. Register by July 14.

Register Here

States’ 4-H Virtual Summer Exchange 

This summer, States’ 4-H, in collaboration with international partners, will be hosting six free virtual events that will highlight six different countries around the world. The virtual events will include cultural trivia, language intros, and hands-on craft and cooking activities. These events are created for youth ages 9 – 18, but other family members can attend as well! 
States’ 4-H will be hosting two events each month from June – August, starting with the following countries:

Global Exploration Series – June Events
•             Taiwan: Wednesday, June 9 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific
•             Japan: Friday, June 25 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific

Registration is now OPEN for our June events!! Email for the registration link! 4hfromhome@njaes.rutgers.edu


4-H Animal Science Fun

July 12 – 16, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $ 220.00

Have fun learning about different animals from 4-H professionals around New Jersey. Each day participants will learn a little about animals who have jobs, horses, marine life, amphibians, and reptiles. At the end of the week, youth will also get to participate in an animal share activity, teaching and learning from each other!
More information »








AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING BOOT SUPPORTS AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING KIDS IN 4-H

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.

https://www.georgiaboot.com/4-h


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021; 6:30 pm – Gardening@Home Series: Container Gardening – Making a Moveable Masterpiece Day 2 of 2 (Fee)
Thursday, June 10, 2021; 1:00 pm – Rutgers Lunch and Learn: Delivering an Expectation-Shattering Customer Experience
Thursday, June 10, 2021; 6:30 pm – RU Ready 2 Preserve Food at Home: Dehydrating
Friday, June 11, 2021; 11:00 am – Family Favorites: Cheesy Zucchini Tots
Saturday, June 12, 2021; 2:00 pmMeet the Author and Storybook Trail walk

June 11 – June 17 – Online CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License

Tuesday, June 15, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares
Tuesday, June 15, 2021; 7:00 pmRain Barrel FAQs
Thursday, June 17, 2021; 1:00 pm – Rutgers Lunch and Learn: The Power of Positive Intelligence (fee)
Friday, June 18, 2021; 11:00 am – Family Favorites: Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks
Friday, June 18, 2021; 12:00 pm – Helpline Live: Vegetable Gardening Problems


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