4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

National 4-H Conference


California delegates for the 2016 National 4-H Conference
California delegates for the 2016 National 4-H Conference
The National 4-H Conference is the Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.

The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults develop recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces.

As the sponsor for this conference, the National 4-H Headquarters is charged with sharing the recommendations that emerge from the conference with the Secretary of Agriculture, national extension program leaders, and others who determine 4-H programs. At the same time, the National 4-H Headquarters ensures that the conference is a meaningful experience for youth and adult participants.

More information can be found at the National Conference website.

National 4-H Conference- April 7-14, 2018

Youth rally during the 2016 National 4-H Conference
Youth rally during the 2016 National 4-H Conference
2018 National 4-H Conference Information

Follow the above link to learn more about the 2017National 4-H Conference. Please note that California delegates must apply through the State 4-H Website to attend.

2018 National 4-H Conference Application

The 2017 National 4-H Conference registration is due by November 5, 2017 at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be reviewed.

As part of this application, you will need to submit a 4-H Resume. For more information on how to build a 4-H Resume, visit the 4-H Resumes page under Resources for Youth Members.

2018 National 4-H Conference Reference Survey

The Reference Survey is due by November 5, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please send this survey to the person serving as your reference and have them complete it before November 5, 2017.

Staff Coordinator: Jenna Colburn, jcolburn@ucanr.edu 

Purpose of California’s Delegation to the National 4-H Conference

  1. Provide opportunities for California youth and adults to participate in and contribute to 4-H on the national level.
  2. Assist California 4-H Youth Development in strengthening youth-adult partnerships and involving youth, volunteers, and staff in 4-H decision-making.
  3. Provide a system for an exchange of 4-H Youth Development programming ideas among states.
  4. Visit Congress and make legislators aware of the tremendous impact of the 4-H program.

Eligibility Requirements

All delegates must not have represented California 4-H Youth Development at the National 4-H Conference within the past seven years, and will be at least 16 years of age on December 31, 2017

Sponsorship of the National 4-H Conference Program

The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation supports the California National 4-H Conference delegation through the California 4-H Foundation. This includes travel to and from the pre-conference orientations, travel to and from the National 4-H Conference, and National 4-H Conference registration fees.

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