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State 4-H Contact

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
E-mail: fourh@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uidaho.edu/4h

Know Your Government Conference

Know Your Government logo The Know Your Government Conference, held each Presidents' Day weekend in Boise while the legislature is in session, is designed for students in grades 8-9 to:
  • Learn how the state government decision-making process works
  • Learn how teens can participate politically to influence state government
  • Learn how the state judicial system works
  • Learn what is involved in bringing a case to court
  • Observe the Legislative process in action
  • Meet and share ideas with legislators, judges and other elected officials
  • Have breakfast with legislators and judges
  • Meet teens from around the state

2014 Conference Proceedings


Curious about what happens at the Know Your Government conference? The 2014 reporter team produced three dynamic videos showing a unique, insiders view of KYG.

What is KYG?
Know Your Government is both a conference and a 4-H project. For details on the KYG projects, check the project web page. Applications may be downloaded from this website, but must be submitted to your county extension office. The delegate registration fee is $110 and must be paid to your county. The registration fee for adults and teen planning committee members is $75. The registration fee includes lodging and all but two meals at the conference.



2015 Conference Forms
  • 2015 KYG Promotional Flyer | pdf |
  • 2015 Delegate Application Packet | pdf |
  • 2015 Chaperone Application Packet | pdf |
  • 2015 Legislative Bills | pdf

2016 Applications for Planning Committee & Reporter Roles 


  • 2016 4th Year Planning Committee & Reporter Application | doc |
  • Planning Committee Senior Teen Position Description | pdf |
  • Video Producer & Editor Position Description | doc |
  • 2016 Planning Committee & Reporter Application | pdf |
  • Planning Committee Teen Position Description | pdf |
  • Reporter Position Description | pdf |

Adult Planning Committee Information


  • District Coordinator Position Description | pdf |
  • Planning Committee Adult Position Description | pdf |

Orientation Information


  • KYG Attire | pdf |
  • Table Tips | pdf |

Helpful Links



For more information, contact 4-H Youth Development.

Erika Thiel, Extension Associate
University of Idaho
4205 N. Boyer
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-8511 Ext. 25
Fax: (208) 263-6191
ethiel@uidaho.edu