National Events

National 4-H Contests

New Mexico representatives in these national contests are determined by team scores at the New Mexico State
4-H Conference. This annual conference is held in July at New Mexico State University.

  • Livestock Judging Teams
    • 1st State Team Louisville, Kentucky
    • 2nd State Team Kansas City, MO
    • 3rd State Team - Western Roundup, Denver, CO
  • Livestock Skillathon
    • 1st State Team Louisville, KY
  • Dairy Judging Team
    • 1st State Team Madison, WI
  • Meats Judging Team
    • 1st State Team Kansas City, MO
      • 2nd State Team: Western 4-H Roundup - Denver, CO
  • Land Judging
    • 1st State Team Oklahoma City, OK
  • Range & Pasture
    • 1st State Team Oklahoma City, OK
  • Wool Judging Team
    • 1st State Team Sonora, TX
  • Horticulture
    • 1st State Team Location Varies
  • National Wildlife Habitat
    • 1st State Team Location Varies
  • Shooting Sports - Location Varies
    • 1st State Team Rifle
    • 1st State Team Shotgun
    • 1st State Team Archery
    • 1st State Team Muzzleloading
    • 1st State Team Pistol
  • Western 4-H Round Up - Denver, CO
    • 1st State Team Horse Judging
    • 1st State Team Horse Bowl
    • 1st State Team Hippology
    • 1st Individual Horse Public Speaking
    • 1st Individual or Team Horse Demonstration
    • 1st State Team Consumer Decision Making
    • 1st State Team Home Ec Bowl
    • 1st State Team Parliamentary Procedure
    • 3rd Place Livestock Team
    • 2nd Place Meats Team
    • 1st Place Team Home Ec Skillathon
    • 1st Place Public Speaking - Prepared
    • 1st Place Public Speaking - Impromptu
    • High Point Fashion Revue
    • High Point Fashion Magic
    • 1st Place Home Ec Presentation

Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus is a leadership program for high school youth from across the country. Every summer thousands of young people stay at the National 4-H Center, near Washington, D.C. to participate in this weeklong program. CWF is a program which provides opportunities for youth to broaden appreciation and practice respect for themselves and others in their world; increase individual commitment to citizen involvement; and understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders. Time is provided for 4-H members to report accomplishments in 4-H to their representatives in the Washington, D.C. area as well as participate in sightseeing trips to the following attractions!

  • Washington National Cathedral
  • FDR Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Mount Vernon
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Newseum and Freedom Park
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Night view of Washington

The cost is estimated at $1,700 depending on airline ticket rates. The deadline for first payment of $250 is due October 15, the second payment of $500 is due March 16 with final payment due in May. The program is open to 4-H members ages 14-18, so get a group of friends together and start raising money for this hands-on opportunity to learn and practice skills that promote "Better Citizens Today. Better Leaders Tomorrow." Contact your County Extension Office for registration information.

2021 CWF - Presidential Inauguration

CWF Presidential Inauguration 2021

When: January 16-21, 2021

New Mexico will select a delegation of eight 4-H members and two chaperones

Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2020
Selected applicants will be notified May 16, 2020
*First Payment must be received in State 4-H Office by June 15, 2020

National 4-H Week

4-H International

Image of the 4-H International Exchange Program

Learning about other countries and cultures is an opportunity available to New Mexico 4-H members, ages 16-19. What happens in other countries and on other continents affects each of us in some way. Sharing customs and cultures with each other is fostered by living with a host family (see countries available below) for one month during the summer.

National 4-H Congress

When: November 23-27, 2018

Where : Atlanta, GA

National 4-H Congress is the flagship event of the 4-H program. The conference is open to 4-H members from the United States and its territories. It provides youth (ages 14-19) a quality, educational and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state could provide independently. It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent, and caring citizens.

The program is built upon the Cooperative Extension System's belief that young people are significant partners in addressing the issues that face our nation, especially those affecting youth. Each year a National Design Team of Extension educators, 4-H youth and 4-H adult volunteers analyze current youth issues and determine the most effective ways to address them. The program combines plenary sessions, seminars, discussion groups, a nationally broadcast town hall meeting, and a service learning experience.

The young people who attend National 4-H Congress come from all strata of our nation's population representing a variety of economic, social and cultural backgrounds. They hail from farms, small towns, suburbs, and cities. They represent all ethnicities. New Mexico youth are selected by submitting a State Recordbook to be judged. The top 15 books selected earn the youth a trip to 4-H Congress.

The program costs in New Mexico are covered by the New Mexico 4-H Foundation and the New Mexico State 4-H.