Happy Halloween from the 4-H Office!
We hope everyone has a safe and fun day.
ONLY 14 MORE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!
Have you Re-Enroll for the 2021-22 Program Year yet?? If not, time is running out!
Each year 4-H members and volunteers must renew their enrollment by January 1 to be considered in good 4-H standing. To do so, go to: https://v2.4honline.com/
Directions to assist you in the process can be found at the following link:
If you have any questions, or experience difficulties with 4HOnline, please contact Dave or Tanya for assistance.
Check It Out!
Our new EVENTS CALANDER page on our website.
More state and local events to be added.
Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.
NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops
Water Issues (click to register for the event)
May 7 at 10 a.m
Chemicals, garbage, overuse, and more abuse…fresh water on our planet is essential for survival but has been taken for granted for years and is in danger of becoming obsolete in the near future. Learn more about the growing water crisis and how you can help! Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program (TRAIL).
Biodiversity (click to register for the event)
May 14 at 10 a.m
What is biodiversity and why is it important for the planet? Learn about how to identify and encourage biodiversity right in your own neighborhood. Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program. (TRAIL)
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!
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
NJ Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors
Open to youth in grades 9–12.
6:30–8 p.m. on four upcoming Thursdays: April 28, May 5, May 12, and June 9.
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.
Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices
For grades 4–12.
Sessions run on Mondays beginning April 25th, May, and June.
Short, medium, or long – RICE is a grain that’s got it all! From around the world, let’s cook a variety of rice as a staple for some delicious dishes.
Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.
Upcoming NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops
Financial Literacy Fun for Tweens and Teens
on 12/10 @7-9pm!
4-H and NJCEE, are happy to provide you with resources and support so you can learn about interesting financial literacy concepts successfully.
For this evening event, Teens and Tweens are encouraged to learn about topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and making good financial decisions. We’ll wrap up with a Kahoot that will test your knowledge about financial literacy and offer prizes to the top three youth with the most points!
Plus, post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation
NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs
4-H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program (T.R.A.I.L.)
Teens are tomorrow’s leaders but have the potential for leading TODAY. Join us on a free journey to Russia! We’ll be meeting teens from Russia who have the same concerns about the world as you. This program gives teens the chance to partner with each other to teach younger youth environmental stewardship practices that will affect both sides of the planet! This program is 100% virtual and runs from October 2021 – February 2022 for teens 16–19. Teens will receive a certificate upon completion and a T.R.A.I.L t-shirt. The first meeting is Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.
Bridge to 4-H Teen Leadership Club
Bridge to 4-H is a monthly virtual 4-H club for youth in grades 6 and up, exploring leadership, healthy living, and life skills. Join us as we learn about how to make a menu of food we like while keeping a budget, adopting healthier habits, and caring for ourselves inside and out. Make friends across the state of NJ! We meet on the third Thursday of every month over Zoom.
Monologue & Screenwriting Class
The program extends from September 20, 2021, to June 20, 2022; classes meet on the first and third Monday evenings of the month, 7 PM to 8:30 PM. There is no cost for the program. Youth are invited to attend all sessions that their schedules allow and can attend in person at the library or access the sessions via Zoom.
For questions or more information contact Ellen Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Jersey 4-H Day at the New York JETS
All 4-H families and their friends to attend the New Jersey 4-H Day at the JETS vs EAGLES on Sunday, December 5, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford. Tickets range from $59.00-$95.00. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for on-field access. Tickets can be purchased at: JETSGROUPS.COM/nj4h.
The State 4-H Association is conducting this fundraiser to assist in raising money to cover the cost of the bus for the New Jersey 4-H delegates attending Citizenship Washington Focus in July 2022. The State 4-H Association will receive $10.00 for every ticket purchased using the link above. You do not have to be a 4-H member or volunteer to order tickets from the link above at this reduced ticket price.
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.
Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders
4-H CLUB TREASURY ANNUAL REVIEW Forms are OVER DUE. Please return to the OFFICE ASAP
All 4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Forms were due to the 4-H Office by November 1.
The following is is the link to the forms that need to be completed
If you have questions please contact Tanya (email@example.com).
Friday, April 8, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Natural-Dyed Eggs
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Feasibility and Economics
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 6:00 pm – RU Ready 2 Garden Webcast: Going Native with New Jersey’s Native Plants
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 – Spotted Lanterfly: Biology and Management
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Eating for Planetary Health and Human Health
Classes scheduled for the next few weeks are:
Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30 pm – Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series – Fall 2021 (Day 8 of 8)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Living Well with Diabetes
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:00 pm – Annie’s Project New Jersey 10 Years of Empowering New Jersey Farmers
Monday, November 8, 2021, 7:00 pm – Fall and Winter Management of Ruminants Meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 12:00 pm – RCE Homesteading Academy: Fun with Fungi – Grow Your Own Mushrooms!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: What’s the Scoop: Sugar Substitutes and Sweeteners
Thursday, November 11, 2021, – County Offices Closed – Veterans day
Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture
November 1 – 15, 2021 | SELF-PACED ONLINE CLASS
This online class is designed to provide information that new beekeepers need to start and care for a honey bee colony. Participants will be introduced to bee biology and management. Participants will also learn how to assemble hives, open and examine colonies, and see how honey and beeswax are harvested.
Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 14-15 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open, November 1-15, 2021. There is an optional live Q & A session with the instructor on November 10 during which you can ask questions about the course content. If you are registering while the course is already in session, please note that you will still need to complete the content within the time allotted. No time extensions will be made for late registrations.
Registration Fee: $300.00; NJ/PA Beekeepers Association Discount Fee: $275; Master Gardeners Discount Fee: $275
Rutgers Cooperative Extension introduces the “Homesteading Academy”
A new, once-monthly lunchtime webinar series for anyone curious about home-grown sustenance and self-sufficiency. From October through December, we invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for live sessions with our invited speakers. The webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m., so bring your lunch!
This first set of three sessions will feature speakers on backyard poultry, mushroom production, and beekeeping. The series will be ongoing, with potential future topics of sheep/beef/goats, seed saving and heirloom varieties, engine conversion to waste vegetable oil, troubleshooting for two-cycle engines, cut flowers, food preservation, small-scale grain milling, and more.
- December 14: What To Do To Get Started Keeping Bees On Your Property
Presenter: Tim Schuler (Owner, Schuler’s Bees, and Former State Apiarist, NJ Dept. of Agriculture)
For more information go to: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/homesteading-academy/
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