National 4-H Dairy Conference Information for NH 4-H Youth

  • Cows on a feeding line

National 4-H Dairy Conference is a three-and-a-half-day conference held annually in Madison, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo. The dates for this year’s conference are October 2-5, 2022. This premier event is designed to assist 4-H youth in learning more about the dairy industry. Youth explore dairy careers, debate contemporary issues facing the dairy industry, and partake in technical dairy workshops while staying in the heart of the dairy industry. Delegates will share ideas, interests, and concerns with peers nationwide, and practice leadership, communication, and group participation skills.

For more information about the conference, visit: https://national4hdairyconference.org

Eligibility: 4-H members must be 15 to 18 years of age as of 1/1 of the current year. Applicants should have the desire to learn more about the dairy industry and embrace it as part of the trip. Delegates should have an interest in dairy cattle and the use of dairy products including processing and marketing. Participants are expected to bring information gathered back to share with other NH 4-H members. 4-H members exhibiting at World Dairy Expo or participating in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest are not eligible during that year.

Registration/Application: Dairy Conference delegates are selected through the 4-H Marketing You process. 4-H members apply by submitting an application checklist, cover letter, personal resume, and a two-minute video about why they want to attend National 4-H Dairy Conference. Applications are submitted to Hannah Majewski (hannah.majewski@unh.edu) by June 30, 2022. Finalists will be notified about an interview the week of July 11, 2022 and interviews will be conducted the weeks of July 18, 2022 and July 25, 2022. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKET.

Marketing YOU is New Hampshire 4-H’s annual application, resume, and interview event where youth have the opportunity to apply for one of the many state and national trips created specifically for 4-H youth membersThe '4-H Marketing YOU ' program experience teaches youth to capture their vast real-world experiences and articulate it through their professional portfolio. Program participants create a cover letter and resume that highlights their accomplishments, followed by an interview with community members and business professionals as a way to improve communication skills.

Why should you participate in NH 4-H Marketing YOU  

When you combine all that you have learned through your participation in 4-H with your education, volunteerism, and leadership experiences it becomes quickly apparent that you have a lot to offer. Learning effective self-marketing strategies provides an advantage when applying for scholarships, awards, to colleges, and employment. The NH 4-H Marketing YOU experience helps develop skills to effectively communicate accomplishments, develop confidence during interviews, and increases knowledge of business etiquette to distinguish yourself from other applicants in a competitive marketplace.  

Where to start……

The following pages contains information about each part of the process with samples provided for your cover letter, resume, as well as possible interview questions. Included in this packet:

  • Cover Letter & Resume Guidelines
  • Interview Skills; Virtual and In-Person
  • Transferable Skills
  • Commonly Used Verb List  
  • Applicant checklist

Contact

Hannah Majewski
4-H Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Office: Student Postal Center, Payroll Office, Durham, NH 03824