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

785-532-5800
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National 4-H Congress

This annual trip for Kansas Award winners is a recognition, educational, cultural, and community service experience held November 26-30,2021 in Atlanta, GA. The registration cost is $1,600.00.

The Kansas delegation is comprised of three types of award winners:

Project Delegates

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 $200 deposit no later than May 1, which will be applied to their total registration fee. Delegates will be provided with a $600 grant from the Kansas 4-H Foundation to help defray the registration expenses.

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 May 1. 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 $200 deposit, which will be applied to their total registration fee. Delegates will be provided with a $600 grant from the Kansas 4-H Foundation to help defray the registration expenses.

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 May 15, along with providing a non-refundable $200 deposit, which will be applied to the delegate’s total registration fee. Cost for delegates is the full amount (no registration grant is offered).