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National 4-H Conference

Join Us for 2024 National 4-H Conference

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Bringing hundreds of 4-H’ers to the nation’s capital each spring, National 4-H Conference is the flagship youth development opportunity of USDA, hosted by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). From April 19-24, 2024, the nationally recognized event is developing the next generation of leaders alongside more federal partners than ever before. Experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with 4-H’ers from around the world. The event features Conference roundtable sessions, Youth Career Fair exhibitions, community service, special events, assemblies and much more.  



Register for 2024 National 4-H Conference to share your voice with federal agencies and congressional committees from April 19-24 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Registration rates are $945 for youth or adult (double occupancy room) and $1,450 for adult (single occupancy room). Registration period opens Thursday, February 1 and will close Thursday, February 29 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern or earlier if sold out.

Download the Registration Form ahead of time to collect needed information before registering your delegation online.  

All registered adult chaperones must attend an online chaperone orientation on Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m. ET.  


The National 4-H Conference Guidebook for 1862, 1890 and 1994 Staff and Volunteers was developed by USDA-NIFA to help adult chaperones and volunteers understand their role in Conference. For questions contact  

National 4-H Conference is administered by the USDA-NIFA in cooperation with S. Stewart and Associates, Inc. S. Stewart and Associates, Inc. handles registration, payment policies, hotel reservations, cancelation penalty deadlines, transportation, and other logistics. Please email Susan Stewart and Ged Matthews if you have questions.  

Accessibility Requests

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Maurice Smith, National Program Leader, at no later than March 15.  

Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to limited English proficient individuals upon request. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA language services or contact Lois Tuttle, Equal Opportunity Specialist, at or (443) 386-9488 no later than March 15.


We are pleased to offer financial assistance to 4-H youth and adult chaperones to maximize opportunities for those who otherwise would not be able to attend Conference. The Scholarship Form, with instructions, can be found on the National 4-H Conference Resources. For more information, email, subject line “National 4-H Conference Scholarship Program”.  The deadline to submit scholarship forms is Friday, January 19 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

Peer Leadership Model

A key component of National 4-H Conference is amplifying youth voice. One way we do this is through a peer leadership model.  

The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is made up of six high school students and two adult advisors. They are assembled to provide youth voice in conference planning and implementation.  

Youth Leadership Team Adult Advisors 
Manola Erby, Alcorn State University

Natalie Korniak, Purdue University

The Collegiate Facilitator Team is made up of 21 college students and two adult advisors. This group is assembled to host and facilitate youth roundtable groups.  

Collegiate Facilitator Adult Advisors  
Brian Luckey, University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Nicole Swinson, Virginia State University

Lead Collegiate Facilitator  
Olivia Hall, University of New Haven

Information Session

Join us for an Information Session about 2024 National 4-H Conference on November 16, 2023, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Register Online. Missed the National 4-H Conference Information Session on November 16? The PowerPoint slides can be found on the National 4-H Conference Resources. The recording will be posted soon!

For questions contact Annie Ceccarini and


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