Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter March 25 – April 1, 2022

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, or postmarked by April 1

For the Application go to:

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

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

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 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

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices

Sessions run on Mondays beginning April 25th, May, and June.

For grades 4–12.

Short, medium, or long – RICE is a grain that’s got it all! From around the world, let’s cook a variety of rices as a staple for some delicious dishes.

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices registration »

You’re Invited

The Morris County 4-H Minecraft club is extending the following invitation to all NJ counties:

You are invited to explore the Winter Carnival that the Morris County 4-H Minecraft club has prepared! It will kick off with a video at 7 pm on March 27 and the world will be open for Minecrafters to explore until 8 pm. The Carnival area includes sledding hills, a snowball arena, a hot chocolate station, and much more. There will be build challenges for all participants as well. We can’t wait to see you! Bring your friends too.

The information to join the Minecraft Server (Java version for the PC only) will be available on March 27 at 7 pm in the post ( and in the comments on the club’s YouTube Channel

As always, participating in this 4-H event means that you agree to adhere to the 4-H Code of Conduct.

See you at the Winter Fest on March 27 @ 7 PM!

Club Fundraising Oppoutinty

Contact the 4-H Office for more details if you are interested in participating as a club.

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 Pre-registration is required by April 1, 2022.

Register here: click here 



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

Open to all 4-H Members

For information and submissions email:


This outdoor festival event offers fun activities for the whole family, taking place across every campus of Rutgers New Brunswick on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Plan your Rutgers Day activities here: 

Ocean County 4-H Animalology 

Saturday, May 14.

Open to all NJ 4-H Members

Registration and more information can be found at:

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 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 (

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


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

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

Monday, March 28, 2022, 6:30pmThe Fate of North Atlantic Right Whales in an Increasingly Industrialized Ocean

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: What’s the Catch NJ Seafood & Healthy Living Part 2

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 3:00 pm – Stay Healthy Webinar: Eat Spring Greens, Live Well

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Stress and Health: Finding Ways to Cope

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 12:00pm – Homesteading Academy: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Feasibility and Economics

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: E-cigarettes and Vaping in 2022 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 6:30 pm  – The Ins and Outs of Treating Your Colony (fee)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 7:00pm pmSpotted Lanterfly: Biology and Management

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:

For more information please call 908-475-6507 or email

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Customers are BUZZING about these Beekeeping Classes

🐝 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.

🐝 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.

Discounts are available!  For more information, BEE sure to contact Pamela Mayer at

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