In 2014, 4-H volunteers and participants from across the state will have the opportunity to learn and lead under one roof. The Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum offers workshops, seminars and recognition opportunities at its biennial event on January 30 through February 1 at the Hyatt Regency and Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Forum offers over one-hundred hours of education, covering the various program areas and curriculum of Kentucky 4-H Youth Development. It also provides an opportunity for networking and idea sharing across the state.
“The Kentucky Volunteer Forum has three primary benefits: education, networking and recognition,” says Ken Culp III, 4-H Youth Development Senior Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky. “In terms of attendance, it is the second largest gathering of 4-H volunteers anywhere in the world.”
This year’s theme “Celebrating 4-H With the Stories We Tell” will prove to be true, as volunteers from across the state will also be celebrated for the work they have done and continue to do for the youth of Kentucky. Poster session and many exhibits will also be display at the event.
“The educational displays, commercial exhibits and entrepreneur exhibits will provide an interesting way to gather new ideas to implement in your clubs and project groups back home,” says Culp. “There is a lot to learn from each other, so exchanging information and getting new ideas throughout the forum at the networking events will be an added bonus. We hope that everyone, new and experienced, will make plans to attend the 2014 KVF.”
Registration for the 2014 Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum is now open and can be found online at http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/volunteer/kvf. Early registration fee begins at $100 before December 6. For more information, contact the Logan County Extension office at (270) 726-6323