University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

2014 Kentucky Volunteer Forum


Volunteers registerig for the forum should print and return the registration form to your county office.

County staff should visit the resource guide for online registration!

January 30 - February 1, 2014

Hyatt Regency & Lexington Convention Center


Registration fee: 

Full time registration $100 if paid by December 6 2013,

Registration is $125 if paid after December 6 2013.

Part time registration $70 per day.



Since 1909, Kentucky 4-H has aspired to “Make the Best Better.”  Kentucky 4-H and the people who make it happen are dedicated to improving both educational and recognition opportunities for both 4-H members and volunteers.

The Planning Committee is working diligently to plan this big event.  The Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum is the second largest of its kind in terms of attendance.  With a fivve year average attendance of 725, the Kentucky Forum is larger than each of the Regional 4-H Volunteer Forums as well!

The biennial Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum was initiated in 2000; the year of the millennium.  This became a great way to kick-off this new beginning in the life of Kentucky 4-H Volunteerism.  The theme of this year’s Forum is “Celebrating 4-H With the Stories We Tell.”  All told, over 100 hours of educational workshops are being offered which cover the entire spectrum of 4-H Youth Development programs, activities and curricula.   

The 2014 KVF has three primary focal points.  These include:

a.  Educating volunteers about 4-H programs, projects, events, activities and teaching strategies

b.  Recognizing the volunteers who have made the biggest impact on the 4-H program and the lives of youth in Kentucky

c.  Providing networking opportunities throughout the Forum.

The eighth class of the Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame Awards will be inducted on Friday evening.  These include: the TEAM (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) Award; the ICE (Innovative, Creative, Enthusiastic) Award; the Community Service Award; the Leadership Development Award; the Conrad Feltner Memorial Awards; the Partners in Progress Award; the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The purpose of the Hall of Fame awards is two-fold.  First, our goal is to recognize the contributions which volunteers have made to the Kentucky 4-H Program.  Second, we want to recognize volunteers for the impact which they make upon the lives of 4-H members in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the interesting workshops, will gain new programming ideas, network with volunteers from other counties, congratulate the award winners, get some exercise at Friday evening’s dance and generally get rejuvenated and ready to tackle another year as a volunteer leader!  Thanks for making the trip to Lexington for the Forum!  We’re glad that you’re here and appreciate your dedication and service to the Kentucky 4-H Program.  Together, we’re all making the best better!


Registration form for volunteers to complete and return to county office

County Summary Sheet | Sample

2014 Kentucky Volunteer Forum Schedule

2014 KVF Super Seminars

2014 KVF Workshop Tracks and Descriptions

County Sponsorship Levels

Silent Auction and Clover Corner

4-H Hall of Fame & Teen Awards Recognition Categories

2014 Kentucky Volunteer Forum Logo (PDF) (jpg) (Book)

Lodging-Hyatt Regency Lexington


4-H Entrepreneurship Information:

Entrepreneurship Registration

Jury Form

Jury Report Form