National 4-H Dairy Conference

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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.  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.

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.

Info you Need to Know

Youth will 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.

Applications open the year of the upcoming conference.

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).

Chosen participants will travel to Madison Wisconsin with 4-H advisors from New Hampshire.  All trip logistics will be handled by the NH 4-H State office from airport to lodging and return.  Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the airport, as well as any meals outside of meals provided at the conference.  All COVID-19 protocols dictated by National 4-H Dairy Conference, and NH 4-H will be abided by.  Current protocols can be found here.

  • There is a $300 Family Contribution required for all National Award trip attendees but this is not intended to be a barrier for participation. Please contact 4-H Program Manager hannah.majewski@unh.edu should this fee present a challenge.
  • Participants are expected to bring information gathered back to share with other NH 4-H members.

Contact

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