First Day of Spring March 20

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!
Sussex County 4-H Foundation Fund Scholarship due April 1.

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Applicants must be currently active in the 4-H program and for at least five (5) years, four (4) of which should be in high school.

Applications are due to the 4-H Office, by emailed to foord@njaes.rutgers.edu, or postmarked by April 1

For the Application go to:
https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-SC4HFndtn-Schlrshp-App_forms_ue_1-17.pdf

4-H Volunteer Thank-You Tribute Video

You are invited to participate in the creation of a video montage thanking our 4-H volunteers as a celebration of National 4-H Week.  Please share the story of a 4-H volunteer who has helped create and support your 4-H experience.   

Please record a short video at https://www.tribute.co/thankyouvolunteers/

To learn more and submit your video, click on the link above. It only takes a minute and you can do it from any device.  It is quick and simple! You’ll also find examples from previously submitted videos.

Questions to Answer in Your Video: 

Who is the 4-H Volunteer (or group of volunteers) you would like to thank?

What 4-H program are they associated with? 

How has this 4-H volunteer supported your 4-H experience? 

What makes this 4-H volunteer special?

How has this volunteer affected you personally? 

We encourage you to try to keep your videos shorter than 30 seconds in length.  

The deadline to submit a video is March 25th, 2022.     

Thank you for being a part of this project!  Your video will be used to help thank and draw attention to the wonderful contributions of our many 4-H volunteers throughout New Jersey. 

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

NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

An Evening Abroad: Peru! 
May 25th 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 May 25 session, we’ll explore the coastal South American country of Peru with Hudson County’s Claudia Urdanivia! Register to receive a link for this hour-long, fun, and in-depth virtual exploration of Peru. An Evening Abroad is fun for all 4-H members and their families and begins at 7 p.m.Participants will explore the coastal South American nation of Peru with Hudson County 4-H’s own Claudia Urdanivia!


Fires: The Science Behind our Changing Climate (click to register for the event)
May 28 at 10 a.m

Does it seem like dangerous and damaging wildfires are becoming more common every year? Unfortunately, they are! Join us to find out how climate change plays a role in the increasing fires around the globe. Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program. (TRAIL).


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.

NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

March 23 at 7:00 p.m.

An Evening Abroad Haiti

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 March 23 session, we’ll explore the beautiful island nation of Haiti from Haiti’s own Mr. Dugue, a friend of 4-H in Camden County. Register to receive a link for this hour long, fun, and in depth virtual exploration of Haiti. An Evening Abroad is fun for all 4-H members and their families and begins at 7:00 pm.


April 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Interactive Agriculture Hazard Hunt Game April (click to register for the event)

Agricultural work is important – but it can also be dangerous. Any work with animals, or work on a farm, poses risks to young people. We can learn how to prevent them in this interactive Kahoot game, happening live on April 2 from 1–2 p.m. Join with a smart phone or second device ready to play a Kahoot quiz-style game. Fun prizes mailed to you at home!

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

Hey kids! Do you know where Azerbaijan is? Would you like to meet kids from Azerbaijan and learn about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what kids from NJ love to do while learning what Azerbaijani kids love to do. This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Azerbaijani youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making traditional dishes together (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things like music and dancing, local legends and stories, and holidays. Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe! This program is for youth ages 10–13. Sessions will run on Sundays from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Starting March 13 through May 1 (no meeting on Easter Sunday).

https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2i3rx01Xeb97Kei

NJ Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors

6:30–8 p.m. on four upcoming Thursdays: April 28, May 5, May 12, June 9.

Open to youth in grades 9–12.

New Jersey 4‑H is seeking teens like YOU to become Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors. Our goal is to help Teen Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors to educate more than 250 younger youth about the importance of pollinators in our state over the next year. Receive training and teach others in your home community about the importance of pollinators.

More information about the 4‑H Pollinator Habitat Ambassador Program

NJ4H Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors Zoom Training registration

4-H PHOTO CORPS – MARCH CHALLENGE

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is open to youth in grades 4-13. You do not need to be enrolled in a 4-H Photography Project to join PhotoCorps.

March’s PhotoCorps theme is Human Emotions: As a photographer, you are a keen observer of people. Let your photographs capture the human emotions you see in people’s faces and bodies. When we look at your photographs, we should feel the emotions of the persons you photographed. You can touch us through these human portraits.

You can download directions for joining PhotoCorps. The deadline for submission on this theme is 3/31. Members should receive comments and results by end of April.If you have any questions, please contact williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Attention 1st-4th Grade Families


Participants do not need to be in 4-H to attend.

Calling all 4-H volunteers, teen leaders, and parents! 

This 4-H virtual program is for anyone who wants to learn how to better handle conflict in any 4-H setting!  It’s recommended to participate in all 3 interactive sessions but they will also be recorded.  To register click here.

Feel free to contact Laura Eppinger with any questions or concerns.

2022 4-H FOODS DAY

This event, sponsored by Somerset County 4-H will be held April 9, 2022

9 AM – 2 PM on April 9, 2022 at the 4-H Center in Bridgewater. It is open to 4-H members registered in the foods project areas and includes workshops, a cooking challenge, skillathons and more.  Registration is due April 1.  For more information and registration go to:  2022 4-H Foods Day Flier or contact 4hmasterchefs@gmail.com. Pre-registration is required by April 1, 2022.

Register here: click here 

SOMERSET COUNT 4-H RABBIT, CAVY & SMALL ANIMAL SHOW
Re-scheuduled

DOORS OPEN: 8:30 AM

Open to 4-H Members Only

  • Cloverbud/Prep Showman Ship Entries – No Charge
  • Junior Showmanship (Grades 4-6) Entries – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category
  • Intermediate Showmanship (Grades 7-9) – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category
  • Senior Showmanship (Grades 10-13) – $3.00 Registration Fee per Category

Join us for the Costume Class and Silent Auction!

Pre-Registration closes on April 15th.

For more information and to register Click Here

Any questions please contact sc4hsaentry@yahoo.com

Open to all 4-H Members

For information and submissions email: info.worldwidewriters.ink@sc4-h.org

SAVE THE DATE

RUTGERS DAY RETURNS

April 30, 2022

This outdoor festival event offers fun activities for the whole family, taking place across every campus of Rutgers New Brunswick on Saturday, April 30, 2022. For a 4-H experience, visit the Voorhees Mall of College Ave Campus for 4-H Expressive Arts activities.

Plan your Rutgers Day activities here:
https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/rutgers-day-faqs 

Ocean County 4-H Animalology 

Saturday, May 14.

Open to all NJ 4-H Members

Registration and more information can be found at:


https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Animalology-May-2022.pdf

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS/COLLEGE STUDENTS –
Agricultural Scholarships are now available

Agricultural Scholarships are presented each year by the Ag. Division of the NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show and applications are now being accepted for any Sussex County graduating high school senior or college student currently enrolled in an agricultural program pursuing a two or four-year degree, or graduate studies in one of the many fields of Agriculture. 

For more information and the application please go to Sussexcountyfairgrounds.org and click on Fairgrounds/Ag/Ag. History for the PDF application.  Information is also available in local guidance offices. 

The application can also be found here: Agricultural Scholarship (sussexcountyfairgrounds.org)

Mail application to the Ag. Scholarship Selection Committee, c/o G. Danko, P.O Box 2456, Branchville, NJ 07826.  The deadline is April 15th.

GLADYS POOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Any high school senior who has participated in New Jersey 4-H or FFA, and is interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, is eligible for this $1000 Scholarship. Students interested must submit the completed application along with an essay on how agriculture “feeds your soul” and a letter of recommendation from a 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor.

The application, essay and letter are due by April 1st. The Scholarship winner will be selected and notified by April 30th. Please email your application to traced444@gmail.com.


https://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/ag_ed/ffa/scholarships/TheGladysBethPoolMemorialScholarshipApplication.docx


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Asparagus Facts and Recipe Ideas
Friday, May 13-19, 2022 – CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License (ONLINE)
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Build a Better Beverage
Friday, May 20, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 4:30 pm – North Jersey Tree Fruit and Vegetable Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Physical Activity for Seniors
Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Strawberry Salsa
Monday, May 30, 2022 – ALL State and County offices closed
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 3:00 pm – Live Well & Stay Healthy Webinar: Ten Inflation-Fighting Hacks for Older Adults

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Springtime Stove Top Potpourri

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – Fill Your Plate with Flavor: Herbs and Spices

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: What’s the Catch NJ Seafood & Healthy Living Part 1

Friday, March 25, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Honey Cinnamon Protein Balls

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: What’s the Catch NJ Seafood & Healthy Living Part 2



Join us at 10am on the third Wednesday of the month to brush up on your horticultural knowledge.

To register follow the link or scan the QR code above:

https://go.rutgers.edu/WorkshopWednesdays

For more information please call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us


As Luck Would HIVE it …..
Customers are BUZZING about these Beekeeping Classes

🐝 Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture

May 2-23, 2022 – SELF PACED ONLINE CLASS

Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 16-17 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open. There is an optional live Q & A session with the instructors during which you can ask questions about the course content.  

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 Sustainable Beekeeping

June 8, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

In the US, beekeepers lose 30% – 40% of their hives each year. This webinar will discuss ways to maintain your beehives in a more sustainable way, minimizing losses through management, using local bee stocks (your own or a local beekeeper), and creating resource hives.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 New!  The Ins and Outs of Treating Your Colony

  June 15, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

It is the goal of every beekeeper to maintain healthy, productive colonies. This can only be accomplished by reducing the frequency and prevalence of disease within beehives. It is important for beekeepers to be aware of, learn to identify, and effectively manage pests and diseases to maintain healthy colonies. This is particularly important because the health of one beekeeper’s colony can impact another beekeeper’s colony in the surrounding area. Review recommendations for detecting and treating colonies for parasites and pathogens in a sustainable way for the long-term health of your colonies.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 New!  Take Note of Your Hive: Record-keeping for Beekeepers

June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

While even experienced beekeepers can learn from hive notes, it is an even more important part of beekeeping for beginners. Good hive notes promote a better understanding of the dynamics of the hive. Beginning to keep proper beekeeping records (no mental notes!) is one means of assuredly improving your beekeeping success. This means fewer bee losses, more honey production, and better broods. We’ll discuss the why, what, and how of beekeeping records. Then you can decide what’s right for you.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

Discounts are available!  For more information, BEE sure to contact Pamela Mayer at pspring@rutgers.edu

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