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Know Your Government Conference

Feb. 17-19, 2018 in Boise, Idaho

KYG is held each Presidents Day weekend in Boise while the legislature is in session. The theme for 2018 is "Celebrating 30 Years of Impact." The conference is designed for students in grades eight to nine to:

  • Learn how state government decision-making works.
  • Influence state government.
  • Learn how the state judicial system works.
  • Find out how cases are brought to court.
  • Observe the legislative process in action.
  • Share ideas with legislators, judges and other elected officials.
  • Have breakfast with legislators and judges.
  • Meet teens from across the state.
KYG Community, Country, World: Celebrating 30 Years of Impact
Theme for 2018: Celebrating 30 Years of Impact

To Apply

Youth and adults need to complete the Know Your Government application form through 4HOnline before Nov. 13, 2017. Counties will review applications and make selections by Dec. 11, 2017. All youth and adults selected will be notified and can proceed to register for the event.

Registering for the Event

Once notified by the county that the application has been approved, youth and adults may register for the event through 4HOnline. The youth registration fee of $150 must be paid to your county. Registration fee for adults and steering committee members is $110. Fees include lodging and most meals at the conference. A separate bussing fee will be determined by each district and must be paid to your county office.

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

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

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

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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