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Save the Date, 2023 National 4-H Conference, Friday April 14 - Wednesday April 19, Hyatt Regency Crystal City + Online, Arlington, VA, More Information to Follow

Save the Date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will host the 2023 National 4-H Conference April 14-19, 2023 in-person at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia and online. 

NIFA has administered the National 4-H Conference on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in Washington, DC since 1927. Known as “the Secretary’s Conference,” this Conference is the flagship youth development opportunity of USDA. Today, the Conference remains true to its original intent to develop the next generation of leaders while continuing to be future focused. The Conference brings together young people, volunteer leaders, county and state Extension staff, Land-grant University faculty and administrators, as well as state and federal government officials from across the United States and its Territories. During the Conference, delegates will become familiar with the government and future career opportunities and share their voice with federal agencies and congressional committees. 

Now Recruiting Leadership Positions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is now accepting submissions from youth and adults to serve in leadership positions at 2023 National 4-H Conference. National 4-H Conference offers opportunities for youth to learn, practice, and apply civic engagement skills through roundtable discussions, federal agency briefings, and more. These unique and engaging experiences would not be possible without the Youth Leadership Team, Collegiate Facilitators, and Adult Advisors who provide leadership to conference activities and events. 

How to Apply

Those interested in the following positions should review the National 4-H Conference leadership position descriptions, complete the National 4-H Conference Leadership Interest Form, and email the completed form along with resume to National4-HConference@usda.gov, using the subject line “National 4-H Conference Leadership Interest.”


Collegiate Facilitator (New and Returning)
•    Up to 16 positions open for 2023 National 4-H Conference
•    Submit interest by November 18, 2022

Collegiate Facilitator Adult Advisor
•    2 positions open for 2023 and 2024 National 4-H Conference
•    Submit interest by November 4, 2022

Lead Collegiate Facilitator 
•    1 position open for 2023 National 4-H Conference
•    Submit interest by November 4, 2022

Youth Leadership Team (YLT)
•    Up to 6 positions open for 2023 National 4-H Conference
•    Submit interest by November 18, 2022

Collegiate Facilitator positions (new, returning, and lead) will require a signature from the State 4-H Leader or Land-grant University Director. This signature acknowledges that the individual must be enrolled as a 4-H adult volunteer through a local Land-grant University prior to interreacting with youth participants. 

For questions contact Annie Ceccarini and Andrea Wikiera.

 

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