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National 4-H Conference 2024, Washington DC

National 4-H Conference 2023, Washington DC

About National 4-H Conference

Each year, every Land Grant University 4-H Department is invited to select and send a delegation of high-school-aged 4-H’ers to Washington, DC, to participate in National 4-H Conference.  Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide.  Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting.  4-H’ers arrive in our nation’s capital ready to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country, and their world.  They choose an important societal topic and, in round table groups, prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials at agencies throughout the Washington, D.C. area. 

National 4-H Conference Application Information


Applications Due                              November 8, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Finalists Announced                        November 20, 2023

Finalists Interview                            December 9, 2023 @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center during Fall Forum

Delegates Announced                     December 9, 2023

National Conference                       April 19-24, 2024 @ Washington, DC


Applicants must be currently enrolled in 4-H and must be between ages 15 and 19 years old by January 1 of the conference year to compete for selection as a National 4-H Conference delegate.

Applicants must not have attended National 4-H Conference previously.

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