4-H and Youth



National 4-H Conference

Selection of National 4-H Conference Delegates:

The selection process for National 4-H Conference in Washington DC is done during Older Members Conference in June of each year. A WV 4-H Resume needs to be submitted for consideration to attend.

Delegation size for Conference is limited to 4 delegates. Those scoring the highest in the resume and interview will be eligible to attend.

Who can apply:

Youth delegates must be between 15 and 19 years old.

When:

April 7-12, 2018

Where:

National 4-H Conference Center, Washington D.C. (The 12-acre campus-like setting is operated by 4-H’s private partner – National 4-H Council.)

Cost:

There is significant cost for this event; however, most of the cost is picked up through scholarship funds. We want to send the best candidates; therefore, cost should not be a factor in applying.

Dress Code:

In general, delegates wear “business casual” attire for daytime events such as assemblies, workshops, and roundtable discussions. It’s especially important to wear or bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Detailed information on what to wear will be sent to those selected.

Resume Deadline:

Submit your resume by May 15, 2017 to be considered. The interview will be conducted at WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp during Older Members’ Conference in June. Participation in the OMC national events workshop is recommended but NOT required. Interviews may be conducted over the phone and even rescheduled for another date if there is a serious reason that the applicant is not available for interview during the week of OMC. We will attempt to do all interviews during OMC week or before. However, interviews conducted after OMC will most likely only be considered for National 4-H Congress.

Mail Resume to:

Joyce Clark, Room 617 Knapp Hall, PO Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26506-6031 on or before May 15, 2017.

More information…

2017 Application Process


Four West Virginia 4-H’ers attended the 4-H National Conference – 2016

4-H’ers from across the country have been attending the 4-H National Conference in Washington, DC since 1927. While the original delegates had the opportunity to camp out on the National Mall and participate in activities at the USDA with the Secretary of Agriculture, both the caliber of accommodations and the level of civic engagement with federal agencies has substantially increased. 2015 Participants

Applications for consideration for the 2017 National 4-H Conference are due to Joyce Clark by June 3. For questions about state and national citizenship events, contact Denis Scott (304-293-8665).

Photo left to right: Morgan Fling, Abigail Waugh, Mallory Sisler, Anna Loyd, Lisa Montgomery, Denis Scott