The National 4-H Hall of Fame Task Force of NAE4-HA, in cooperation with National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters. Our goal is for NAE4-HA members, foundation/development professionals and 4-H faculty at all levels to work together to select and nominate the most deserving candidate of each Land-grant institution to the National 4-H Hall of Fame.
In 2002, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters partnered to create the National 4-H Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established to recognize 4-H volunteers, Extension professionals, staff employees, donors and others who made a significant impact on the 4-H program and/or 4-H members through the contribution of time, energy, financial resources, etc. at the local, state or national level. Each Land-grant institution may annually submit one nomination. The three national partners may submit up to three nominations.
Approximately 15 laureates are inducted annually. Please visit the National 4-H Hall of Fame website at: http://www.4-h-hof.com/ to view photos, biographies and other interesting information about laureates. The selection process involves a committee of 18 people, including eight NAE4-HA members (2 from each region), representatives of 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council, a past NAE4-HA president, a State 4-H Leader, four Hall of Fame laureates and two youth representatives. The Selection Committee is primarily interested in learning of the nominee’s significant impacts on 4-H program and how they exhibit outstanding citizenship, leadership, career accomplishments and character.