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Wirt County 4-H'ers can Attend National Summit

Have you ever wanted to travel to Washington, D.C.?  Do you have an interest in agri-science?  We have the opportunity for you!  January 9th - 12th, three 4-H'ers will travel to the National 4-H Conference Center located right outside of Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Youth Agri-Science Summit.

What is the National Youth Agri-Science Summit?

At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science , high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. This Summit emphasizes hands-on educational experiences led by experts in the agricultural community.

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science will take place January 9 – 12, 2020. Summit fees include accommodations at National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served at the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center.

Last year, four youth from West Virginia attended the summit. 

All youth participants at the 2019 National Youth Agri-Science Summit

Who is eligible to attend?

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Youth must not have reached their 18th birthday before or during the summit. The WVU-Wirt County Extension Office is excited to offer three scholarships to attend this conference for free!  

How can I apply?

Applications for the registration scholarship are available at the WVU-Wirt County Extension Office located at 181 Court St., Elizabeth, WV 26143 (please call ahead at 304-275-3101).  You can also complete the application online.

How will I get to the conference?

Transportation will be provided by WVU Extension.  Attendees should plan to bring money for lunch on Thursday, dinner on Sunday, and any souvenirs they wish to buy during their visit.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please reach out to the WVU Extension Wirt County Office with any questions by calling 304-275-3101