Marin County
University of California
Marin County

National 4-H Conference

Dates: March 25, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Jenna Colburn, jcolburn@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: National 4-H Conference Center

Event Details

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. Please note that California delegates must apply through the State 4-H by November 2, 2016 to attend. Please see the Deadlines calendar for more information.

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, 2016.

Sponsorship of the California National 4-H Conference delegation

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.

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

 
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