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Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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National 4-H Congress

logoThis annual trip for Kansas Award winners is a recognition, educational, cultural, and community service experience held November 25-29,2022 in Atlanta, GA. The registration cost is $2,000.00. The National 4-H Congress website is as follows: http://national4-hcongress.com/

The Kansas 4-H delegation is comprised of three types of award winners:

  1. State 4-H Project Awards
    Selected on the basis of their performance in project award competition. The State 4-H Office offers these youth who have not previously attended Congress and/or qualified alternates the opportunity to attend and will be sent a link to complete an acceptance form. Those who formally accept must provide a non-refundable $300 deposit no later than September 1, which will be applied to their total registration fee. Delegates will be provided with a generous $1000 grant from the Kansas 4-H Foundation to help defray the registration expenses. The remaining $700 is due no later than October 15. 


  2. Standard of Excellence Delegates
    Represent Kansas 4-H Key Award winners from the previous 4-H year who have been nominated by their Extension Unit in the current year using the following Kansas 4-H guidelines  no later than August 15. Seven youth are randomly drawn by the State 4-H Office and are offered the opportunity to attend and will be sent a link to complete an acceptance form. Those who formally accept must provide a non-refundable $300 deposit no later than September 1, which will be applied to their total registration fee. Delegates will be provided with a generous $1000 grant from the Kansas 4-H Foundation to help defray the registration expenses. The remaining $700 is due no later than October 15. 


  3. Centennial Delegates
    Represent an at-large delegate who has been nominated by their Extension Unit to attend Congress. The selection criteria process is up to each local Extension Unit but to be eligible, youth must meet the following Kansas 4-H guidelines. Participating Extension Units will need to notify the State 4-H Office no later than August 15.  Delegates must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit no later than September 1, which will be applied to the delegate’s total registration fee. Cost for delegates is the full amount (no registration grant is offered). The remaining $1,700 is due no later than October 15.