Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

June 25-27, 2024

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Iowa State University in Ames, IA
Grades: Completed 8th grade-12th grade
*Financial assistance available.

Every June, approximately 500 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and service-learning activities. 

2024 Workshop Descriptions

If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference!

You will get to experience campus life and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! There are opportunities for you to share your talents and meet new people through educational workshops, teambuilding activities, and a talent show.

If you have a specific interest in animal science, you might want to look into becoming part of the Animal Science ROUND-UP track!

You get to identify what areas you are interested in for workshops so that each day you get to explore a new topic of learning. You can select multiple project areas if you want to get more variety of learning topics while you're on campus. Please join us in June for the most incredible three days of your life at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference!


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Registration will open April 2024.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Any event cancellations received by June 1st or before will be honored (no charge of registration fee). Any cancellations received June 2nd and June 25th will be refunded half of the registration fee.  Any registrant who does not show up to the event but did not cancel before June 25th will be charged the full registration fee.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1: State 4-H Youth Conference theme Released
  • April 1 - June 1: 4-H Animal Science Roundup Registration due in 4Honline
  • April 1 - June 1: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Registration due in 4Honline
  • April 1 - June 1: Iowa 4-H Foundation financial assistance form due.
  • June 11: Requests for Early Arrival by county staff are due.
  • June 23: Talent Show Applications are due here
  • June 24: Early Arrival--arranged by county staff with chaperones
  • June 25-June 27, 2024: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, ISU, Ames

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