The 2021 NAE4-HYDP Memphis Conference

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Justin Crowe, 4-H Youth Development Director and State Leader

Last week many of our 4-H professionals connected with other 4-H colleagues from across the nation.We were supposed to attend the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals annual conference in Boise, ID (a place where yours truly lost a set of van keys on the Boise State University blue football field over a decade ago) but COVID-19 gave our 4-H staff the opportunity to connect virtually.We enjoyed meetings, workshops, recognition programs, and were very excited to invite our friends from across the nation to the 2021 NAE4-HYDP conference, scheduled for November in Memphis! The Volunteer State looks forward to hosting 4-H professionals in our state for several days of professional development.

To help us officially invite our 4-H friends, we thought asking a famous 4-H alum might be the way to go.We thought long and hard about the perfect person who represents our great state and would represent the 4-H program well. Check out the video linked below to hear the official welcome to the national 4-H agents meeting from one of our own.You just never know who has been impacted by the greatest organization in the land.