National 4-H Conference
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  • Stimulate thought around current priorities/needs and move youth delegates to action in their local communities;
  • Reinforce the rich history of 4-H and its valuable tie to Cooperative Extension and the land-grant system;
  • Engage delegates with leaders from USDA, CSREES, the Land-Grant University system, as well as, their local, state and national partners;
  • Enlighten delegates to the valuable work and research coming out of the land grant universities;
  • Provide an opportunity for delegates to engage as citizens by meeting with their congressional representatives to discuss issues affecting their communities;
  • Enhance valuable 21st century skills leadership skills such as adaptability, team-building and communications.
  • Gather feedback from our most important stakeholders – youth!


  1. 4-H members who are between 14 and 18 years old on December 31st of the program year are eligible to apply.
  2. Visit with your 4-H youth development specialist or youth education assistant.
  3. Complete the form Y2200, Missouri Recognition Form Level 3.
  4. Complete additional essay questions.
  5. Submit form and essay questions to your local Extension office by the locally established date.
  6. If selected for Regional or State judging, prepare a video presentation.
  7. Up to three applicants are selected as delegates to National 4-H Conference.

For even more information, please visit the official National 4-H Conference website

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