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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program|University of Wyoming Extension
State Leader's Conference

Wyoming 4-H State Leaders' Conference

February 13-15, 2015
Registration closes: January 30, 2015

Eastern Wyoming College
3200 W. C Street
Torrington, Wyoming

Click here to see pictures from the 2014 Conference

The planning committee is excited to welcome Wyoming 4-H volunteers and youth to the southeast area of the state for this year's event!  Please click on the links below for more information regarding the conference.

Schedule of Events


Registration Fees (Registration will close January 30th)

    • Early Bird Registration - $65 (ends January 10, 2015)
    • Regular Registration - $75 (January 11th-24th)
    • Late Registration - $85 (January 25th-30th)
    • Saturday Only with Banquet - $45
    • Saturday Only without Banquet - $25
    • Banquet Only $20
    • Full-Time Day Camp for Youth - $30
    • Saturday Only Day Camp for Youth - $15
  • What Will You Learn – Workshops
    • Thanks to all the individuals who submitted a proposal to teach at the State 4-H Leaders Conference. Two types of workshops will be offered this year.  Participants will be able to select from 18 one hour
      workshops OR participate in a 4 hour Super Track focusing on one topic. The Super Tracks include:  Horse Safety Certification, County Fair Judge’s Certification, Sportfishing, and a Dog Project Smorgasbord.  Two
      educational tours will also be offered. Click here for descriptions of the workshops.
  • Lodging
    • Reservations must be made by January 10, 2015 to guarantee the conference rate ($77.68/night).
  • Master 4-H Volunteer Training is an exceptional training for volunteers in all levels and roles in the county 4-H program – club organizational leaders, project leaders, county committee members. Club and county 4-H programs revolve around many people…many of whom have very different personality styles. Recognizing personality traits in ourselves and others is essential to working effectively as a team.  Master Volunteers will also learn strategies to incorporate the Essential Elements of Belonging, Independence, Generosity and Mastery into your club and county programs. Each of these Essential Elements is vital to the growth and development of youth.   

    The face to face portion of the Master 4-H Volunteer Training is a dedicated track conducted during the 2015 State 4-H Leaders Conference, February 13-15 in Torrington.  The training will begin Saturday morning at 8 am and conclude by noon on Sunday.  There will also be 4 on-line sessions to complete the training.

    The registration fee for Master 4-H Volunteer Training is $100 and includes the full time conference registration fee (dinner and entertainment on Friday night, lunch, awards banquet and entertainment on Saturday night, breakfast and keynote on Sunday, breaks and conference gift).  Participants in the Master 4-H Volunteer Training also receive a tote bag with over $85 worth of educational resources for programming in your county.

  • Entertainment - Peterson Farm Brothers
    • Friday evening will feature Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers.  If you are not familiar with the Peterson Farm Brothers, they are famous for their music video parodies relating to farming. All three brothers have been active in 4-H and FFA. You can check out their music video parodies on YouTube.
  • Conference Apparel - Click here to see apparel
    • Short Sleeve T-Shirts (Green) ~ $10.00 each
    • Long Sleeve T-Shirts (Green)  ~ $13.00
    • Hooded Sweatshirts (Gray) ~ $25.00 each
  • 4-H Project Expo
  • Vendors - Please register as a vendor using the online registration form
    • Each year, the Wyoming 4-H Program hosts events which bring together 4-H members and their families from across the state. Vendors are welcome at these events for a nominal fee of $75 (includes 2 people).
    • Fee includes: 1 8ft table and 2 chairs
    • Event hours are Friday, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Availability of electricity cannot be guaranteed
  • Keynote Speaker on Sunday
    • The Heart of Leadership – Tara will cover three main things, as they relate to the “heart” of leadership
      • Credibility - walking the talk, being transparent and competent
      • Communication - how communication is a tool to prevent and address problems or issue
      • Climate – setting the right culture among the groups you lead, being a good follower as well as a good leader


Tara Kuipers is a facilitator and trainer who works across Wyoming and the Mountain West. As an educator for the University of Wyoming, Tara works on community-based projects ranging from leadership development and public participation to community economic development and mediation. As a professional educator and trained facilitator, Tara brings a dialogue-based learning approach into her work with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations.

Tara holds a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Wyoming and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Sociology from South Dakota State University. Originally from central South Dakota, Tara and her husband Jarren have lived in Cody for 5 ½  years, and they enjoy year-round outdoor recreation and travel.  



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