National 4-H Conference – About

Where: Washington D.C.

When: September 26-October 1, 2020

National 4-H Conference Goals:

  • to provide an opportunity for youth/adult partnerships to make recommendations to expand and improve 4-H
  • encourage states to include both youth and adults in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs

Delegates update legislators on current developments in 4-H, take new ideas back home, and work with each other to put together and implement a report on a specific area of improvement.

Between 8-10 youth are selected to attend this working conference. Each participant selects an issue (for example – education, promotion, environment, violence) and works with other youth from across the country to develop plans helping direct future 4 H programming.

Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task oriented groups. One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with legislators and touring.


  • Be in 10th-12th grade during the program. Minimum age 15 and maximum age 18 as of January 1, 2020
  • Submit an application with references to the State 4-H Office
  • Carry county approval through time of award program


  • Cost is approximately $1,300.
  • The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation sponsors a portion of the cost.
  • Many county 4-H Youth Development programs provide partial local sponsorships.
  • The remaining amount is the responsibility of the delegate and his/her family.


Check the application page here for more details and application materials for National Conference.

Informational/Promotional Flyer

2020 National 4-H Conference Promo Flyer


Sharing is Caring - Click Below to Share