National 4-H Conference is a future-focused program that aims to build strong leaders through roundtable discussions, town hall meetings, group assemblies, and visits with national legislators.

Being selected to represent our state at this conference is one of Georgia 4-H’s highest honors. Through a combination of applications and interviews, four Georgia delegates will be chosen to attend National 4-H Conference. Selected delegates who attend the conference will be eligible for Master 4-H’er status and will have all major expenses for the trip paid by the 4-H program.

The unique environment of the program allows delegates to engage with national 4-H leadership (including USDA and NIFA) and to learn how to better youth-adult partnerships. The program reinforces the ties 4-H has to the Cooperative Extension Service and the land-grant university systems that make 4-H possible. Roundtable discussions generate ideas for club and community improvement and students are encouraged to implement these ideas in their home states. Through the roundtable process, students also build valuable leadership skills including team-building, flexibility, and communications. On “Capitol Hill Day”, delegates have the opportunity to become more familiar with the national government by meeting with the Secretary of Agriculture and their own Senators and Representatives to discuss prominent issues the students see in their home states and communities.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Check back for more information on 2019 Applications

Applications Due – November 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
Finalists Announced – November 30, 2017
Finalist Interviews – December 9, 2017
Delegates Announced – December 9, 2017
National 4-H Conference – April 7-12, 2018