4-H youth explore veterinary and animal science by engaging in projects with their pet and learning to feed, train and care for the animal.
Your pet—your dog or cat or bird or even your turtle!—could be the perfect 4-H project for you. You may think you know all there is to know about Fido or Fluffy, but through 4-H, you could learn so much more.
Or how about raising a puppy to become a Leader Dog or a special friend and companion for someone with a disability? It might hurt to give away an animal you’ve worked with so hard, but just imagine how good you’ll feel inside knowing how much you’ve enriched someone else’s life!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator
Phone: (517) 432-5270
You asked, we listened! Join the Michigan 4-H Companion Animal Committee in a special one-day training on February 17 at Michigan State University.
The busy holiday season is quickly approaching. For many families, that means decorations, hosting others and traveling. While the festivities are happening, what do you do with your dog?
The Feed Critters lesson is designed to help participants creatively compare human food and animal feedstuffs while exploring careers related to animal nutrition.