Friday, December 5, 2014

2015 National 4-H Conference

Applications are now being accepted via 4-H Connect for National 4-H Conference, April 11-16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Please share with 4-H members and their families this outstanding leadership and citizenship opportunity. Delegates are housed at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Maryland, just one mile from the nation’s capital.

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. Youth ages 15-18 are encouraged to apply.  Delegates will be announced by December 23, 2014. Please note, this is a very quick turnaround, so do not delay in completing the application. 

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.
The 2015 National 4-H Conference will be held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The National 4-H Youth Conference Center is located in a quiet, 12-acre campus-like setting in Maryland, one mile from the nation's capital, making it the perfect gateway to Washington, D.C.'s leaders, monuments and museums. The Conference Center is operated by the National 4-H Council. To read more interesting history on the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, visit

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, who need to engage in pre- and post conference work and participate in all scheduled conference activities. The minimum age requirement for a Texas youth delegate is 15 years old (must be by January 1, 2015). The maximum age for a youth delegate is 18.

Applications must be submitted online and certified through 4HCONNECT by December 19, 2014. Final selection of delegates will be made on the basis of the online application. The final selection of delegates will be announced on, or before, December 23, 2014. Please refer to the Application/Nomination for 4-H Recognition Form (4-H 3-2.041) to help you complete the online application. This form is available from the Library Tab of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program website ( under Achievement & Recognition Certificates.

The delegate's share of registration, adult chaperone registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and transportation costs is $2,000.00. This registration fee will be due on January 23, 2015.

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