2012 National 4-H Conference

Registration for applications for the 2012 National 4-H Conference is now open. 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 – at the invitation of the Secretary of Agriculture – assist in the development of 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 located within Families, 4-H, and Nutrition at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’S) NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) 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, ensuring that the conference is a meaningful experience for the youth and adult participants.

This year’s conference will be held March 24 – 28, 2011 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The cost to attend this trip is $1,800.00. This includes airfare, transportation, lodging, event registration, and most meals.

Registration will close November 25, 2011 with delegates being announced around December 6, 2011.

For more information see attached2012Announcement document.

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