National 4-H Conference

The National 4-H Conference is a planning forum to give direction to the future of 4-H. Those who attend are expected to be knowledgeable about 4-H in Louisiana and interested in helping to implement new programs when they return. They will serve on the 4-H Executive Committee or other state boards of their choice and assist with 4-H Leadership conferences and 4-H University.

Delegates must be a sophomore (10th grade) in high school when they apply to be a delegate. Additionally, 4-H members interested in applying to be a delegate must serve for two years and must also complete an application for a leadership board.

Additional information concerning National 4-H Conference is available on the conference website.

National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Center - Chevy Chase, Maryland

  • Nominees must be a sophomore in high school and a junior when they attend the Conference and agree to assist with State 4-H programs and serve on a State 4-H Board after they attend the Conference.
  • Expenses of the four (4) delegates selected to represent Louisiana at Conference will be paid. Exclusions include souvenirs and some meals on their own.
  • Selection will be based on overall 4-H work including projects, leadership, public speaking experiences as well as originality of ideas about the future of 4-H programming.
  • Applications will be available in the spring. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

National 4-H Conference Objectives:

  • To help youth and adults develop to their maximum potential by providing opportunities to participate actively in 4-H youth program development within their states and provinces and at the national level.
  • To assist states in the future development of a system for involving youth, volunteers, and professional staff in 4-H program planning in their states.
  • To provide a system for an exchange of 4-H programming ideas among delegates.

If you have additional questions, please contact Meggan Franks.

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