Shown left to right are: Robert Sherrod, Jr., Monroe, N. C.; Carol Jo Noble, Holdrege, Nebraska; Kenneth Guin, Jr., Carbon Hill, Alabama, and James H. Williams, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Written on mount: Washington, D.C. April 12-18 -- The 50th National 4-H Conference here at the National 4-H Center involved 600 alumni and provided a forum for more than 300 4-H members, leaders and staff from across the nation to have a voice in future 4-H programs. To help celebrate this golden anniversary, 4-H alumni who had attended previous conferences and camps joined delgates for a Friends of 4-H program on Thursday and Friday. Events included an historical pagent, a visit to the White House where President Jimmy Carter greeted delegates, visits to Capitol Hill, the Department of Agriculture and intensive workshop sessions on contemporary topics.
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