National 4-H Conference
The overall purpose of National 4-H Conference is to provide an opportunity for youth, adult volunteer leaders, and Extension staff to work together in addressing the issues of youth and how the 4-H Youth Development program can best meet the needs of youth at the local, state and national levels through educational programming.
National 4-H Conference has long been a model of youth/adult partnerships. Everyone attending Conference is a delegate with an equal voice in the matters of Conference: consulting groups, operations committees, and development recommendations.
National 4-H Conference is held in April at a Crystal City VA. Conference Hotel, just outside of DC. Maine selects four participants annually based on records of their 4-H and community involvement and candidate interviews.
Each youth who is chosen to attend will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit. In the past, funding for these trips has been generously supplied by the Maine 4-H Foundation and delegates have been responsible for $300 of that cost. However, given our uncertain economic times, it is unsure how much the Foundation will contribute this year. Financial information will be updated as soon as possible.
2023 National Conference dates will be April 14 – April 19, 2023.
2024 National Conference dates are still being set. Candidates will be selected in the May, 2023 National Trip Interviews.
Information about applying for National 4-H Conference.
- NEW for 2023: Online Application
- Application: Word | PDF
- 4-H Story Template: Word | PDF
- Resume Template: Word | PDF
- Interview Scorecard: Word | PDF
- Sample Questions
- Scoring Rubric: Word | PDF
- Selection Process
- National 4-H Trip Judges