Monday, September 15, 2008

National 4-H Conference

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.National 4-H Conference will be held March 28-April 2, 2009 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The cost is $1250.00 per delegate and is at the expense of the delegate.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? The National 4-H Conference requires youth who are focused and committed to working during the Conference and in their state. The Texas delegation will consist of 10 youth delegates (senior age 4-H members), who need to engage in pre- and post- conference work and participate in all scheduled conference activities.Here is the timeline for applying and other important information:

* Application open on 4-H Connect -- November 5 through December 5, 2008* Delegates announced -- December 12, 2008* Payment deadline -- January 23, 2009* Travel start date -- March 28, 2009* Travel end date -- April 2, 2009For more information, contact your local county Extension agent! or look at the website below.

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