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Connecting • Learning • Engaging • Leading • Impacting

National 4-H Conference is the premier 4-H
civic engagement national opportunity for youth.

National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country.

Delegates will not only learn while at the conference. Delegates have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly developed and refined skills.

Land Grant University 4-H Departments send a delegation size of their choice to participate in the conference. The selection and registration process is up to each Land Grant University 4-H Department.

Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 19 years old.

The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.

A typical National 4-H Conference schedule may look like this:

Day 1
  • Arrive late in the day
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Social Activity
Day 2
  • Motivational Keynote Speaker
  • Multiple Round Table Sessions
  • Skill Building Workshops
  • Cultural Entertainment
Day 3
  • Special Guest Speaker from the Federal Government
  • Multiple Round Table Sessions
  • Skill Building Workshop
  • Briefing Rehearsal
  • Team Building Social Activity
Day 4
  • Briefing Preparation
  • Briefing Presentations at Federal Agencies
  • Monument Tours
Day 5
  • State Delegations Make Capitol Hill Visits
  • State Delegations Tour the National Mall
  • Closing activity and Dance
Day 6
  • Return Home


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