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Keiser attends national 4-H conference in D.C.

Emily Keiser of Gothenburg and Audrey Foster of Berwyn were the two 4-H’ers who represented Nebraska at the 2016 National 4-H Conference April 9-14 in Washington, D.C.

“It is a super experience for 4-H’ers,” said to Andrea Nisley, University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educator.

The National 4-H Conference is the premier civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members (15-19 years) who are active in 4-H programs across the United States and its territories.

The conference is administered by 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The 84th annual conference titled “Locally Grown Global Leaders” was intended to develop the next generation of leaders.

Delegates attended training workshops, became acquainted with government and had the opportunity to meet with state leaders. The Nebraska 4-H Foundation is the sponsor of the 4-H’ers trip.

The conference program provides an opportunity to engage 4-H youth in personal development experiences that will increase knowledge, resources and skills; discuss topics affecting youth and 4-H programming nationwide; and empower and mobilize 4-H youth to create positive social change in their own communities in a meaningful and genuine way.

National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world.