Save the Date!!!

2017 Kentucky 4-H Issues Conference

September 28-October 1, 2017

Lake Cumberland 4-H Leadership Center

What is the Issues Conference?

The Kentucky 4-H Issues Conference began in 1989 to give teen 4-H members the opportunity to learn the process of identifying and addressing local issues. 4-H members select an issue and research the issue before coming to the conference. While at the conference, 4-H’ers are given the opportunity to share their ideas and collaborate with other 4-H’ers from around the state. Adult facilitators work with 4-H’ers leading them in the process of preparing a simulated presentation to a community board. County teams are given the opportunity to submit a mini-grant proposal following the conference addressing an identified local issue. 

Who May Attend?

Teen 4-H members may attend the Issues Conference. 4-H’ers who have attended IC may return a second year and attend Issues II, an advanced series of discussions revolving around local issues. Recommended for Sophomores or Juniors.

Why Attend?

4-H’ers will:

Enhance their leadership skills

Develop public presentation skills

Gain an understanding of local issues

Learn the process of addressing local issues

What is the Registration Cost?

Please check with your County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Education for Registration Fees. 

Is there a Deadline to Register?

Yes. The deadline for registration is September 8, 2017; Payment must be submitted by September 15, 2017. There is no part-time registration. Registration will be open after August 11, 2017.

Need more information: Contact Chuck Stamper, Extension Special Projects Coordinator,

606-666-2438 x237 

Click on this link to see the DRAFT Schedule for the Fileissues_17_draft_schedule.docx !! 

Check out the new promotional video for the 4-H Issues Conference!