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State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637

National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress recognizes and promotes excellence in the 4-H Youth Development program. Those attending National 4-H Congress will enjoy workshops, cultural events, community service projects and sightseeing.

Held in Atlanta, Georgia each November, Idaho usually sends 10-15 delegates. All delegates are sponsored by state and local donors who cover registration and lodging costs. Delegates help pay for travel expenses, estimated at $500, depending on amount of donor support and cost of airline tickets.

Idaho 4-H applications must submit National 4-H Congress Application Form #91801, two letters of reference, and complete an interview. Interviews will be scheduled after applications have been received in the state 4-H Youth Development office. Interviews will no longer be conducted at Teen Conference. Complete application packets must be mailed or emailed to the state 4-H Youth Development office, postmarked by July 3 or emailed by midnight on July 3. As each delegate must have their application approved by a county Extension educator, applicants should allow time prior to the deadline for approval by the county office.

Idaho 4-H members who have passed their 14th birthday, but not their 19th birthday, on January 1 of the program year and who have not previously attended National 4-H Congress may apply. Applicants will use the 4-H Project & Activity Summary section to highlight their achievements in one or more of their strongest project areas. All applications will be considered for non-specific sponsored trips and any specific sponsored trips offered in a project area included in the 4-H Project & Activity Summary section. Sponsorships are offered for 4-H members who have achieved excellence in the following project areas:

  • Dairy Cows (sponsored by the United Dairymen of Idaho)
  • Dairy Foods (sponsored by the United Dairymen of Idaho)
  • Horse (sponsored by the Idaho Youth Horse Council)
  • Beef (sponsored by the Idaho Beef Council and the Idaho Cattle Association)
  • Sheep (sponsored by the Idaho Wool Growers Association)
  • Swine (sponsored by the Idaho Pork Producers)
  • Remaining delegates in any project area (sponsored by the Idaho Friends of 4-H)


  • National Congress Application | fillable pdf |
  • National Congress Application Tip Sheet | pdf |
  • National Congress Application Instructions | pdf |
  • National Congress Application Evaluation Standards | pdf |