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NAE4-HA is a globally recognized, culturally diverse network for 4-H youth development professionals. Membership is open to local, regional, state or national Cooperative Extension staff who works with 4-H youth programs. Affiliate membership is available to other youth development professionals, former NAE4-HA members, and supporters.

  • Opportunities for professional recognition and awards at state, regional and national level
  • Travel and educational scholarships and grants
  • Annual NAE4-HA conference, featuring professional improvement seminars, poster sessions, research papers and exhibits
  • Leadership development opportunities through association leadership positions and leadership development conferences 

New Member Brochure (pdf)

Member Benefits Flyer (pdf)



There are five categories to membership with NAE4-HA: Active, Life, Student, Affiliate and Partner.

The membership year is January 1 - December 31. Dues are not pro-rated.  

NOTE: National dues must be received not later than 1/31 to be eligible for awards. See Awards page for more details.

Active Members:
Currently employed by the Extension System in professional status or operating under an official agreement with the Extension System in a Professional Status and assigned responsibility for 4-H youth development or professional interest in promoting and supporting same. 
Active Dues: $80 plus any state dues, if applicable.

Affiliate Members: Includes adult professionals employed in youth development other than Extension or former NAE4-HA dues paying members who were Active members but do not currently qualify for Active or Life membership. 
Affiliate Dues: $80 plus any state dues, if applicable.

Life Members: An Individual having ever held NAE4-HA active member status. Upon or after retirement, will pay one-time dues equal to three times the current active member amount.” 
Life Member Dues: a onetime fee of $240 plus any state dues, if applicable.

Student Members: An individual who is currently attending a college/university with full-time student status will pay one-half current dues amount.
Student Dues: $40 plus any state dues, if applicable.
Partner Members: Partner members include donors, sponsors, and other contributors as outlined in the NAE4-HA Partner Member Application packet. For more details please visit the Partner Member Program page



Q: I'm the State Membership Chair, how do I renew and add new members from my state?

  • Have your new members create a NAE4-HA profile. This will add them to the membership database.
  • Have your returning member, please sign on and update your profile.
  • If they are taken to checkout, please have them select Bill Me (invoice) option.
  • Collect NAE4-HA dues from your state members.
  • Email the completed State Reporting Form to nae4ha@nae4ha.com.
  • Mail a check for dues to NAE4-HA National Office 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607

NOTENAE4-HA no longer requires individual members to provide proof that they updated a profile. This is a basic feature in the new platform and is built into the yearly profile update/renewal process.


Q: It is after annual renewal, how do I renew and add new State members?

First, create a NAE4-HA profile this will add you to the membership database. 

Some Basic Steps:

  • Select your Member Type. (Active is the most common)
  • Enter a Username. (Most members use an email address)
  • Enter your First and Last name
  • Select your State.
  • Continue to enter your profile information.
  • At Checkout:
    Please select the Bill Me (invoice) option.

Membership Questions?

Contact us by email nae4ha@nae4ha.com

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents
3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190 | Raleigh, NC 27607 | T: (919) 232-0112 | E: execdir@nae4ha.com