National 4-H Conference is a special meeting hosted by USDA. The purpose of the conference is to bring together youth and adults to help with strategic planning for the 4-H Program nationally. The event is attended by approximately 250 young people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Participants spend most of their time working in committees discussing ideas and issues. The results of all the discussions is a strategic plan for 4-H along with special plans and projects for individual states.
New Jersey sends six 4-H members and two adult advisors to National 4-H Conference. All interested 4-H members must complete an application form and participate in an interview at the state level. Potential delegates must be in the 10-12 grade at the time of the application (fall).