What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dairy? What about dairy cattle? Dairy cattle and the 4-H dairy cattle market are a huge part of the Michigan economy.

Curious how much milk the average dairy cow produces each day?

Dairying has come a long way since every family had a cow or two! If you want to be part of the dairy industry of the future, you have to prepare yourself for all phases of dairy technology. In a 4-H dairy cattle project, you’ll explore the technology related to the production, manufacturing and marketing of dairy products, and learn about scientific dairy research and related agribusinesses.

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Agriculture is a big player in Michigan’s economy and future prosperity—and dairy is an important part of agriculture. Working on 4-H dairy projects could do more than get you a ribbon at the county fair. It could give you a start on a great career!

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or,

Melissa Elischer, 4-H Dairy Educator
Email: elischer@anr.msu.edu
Phone: (517) 432-4306

MSU Department of Animal Science
Web: http://www.ans.msu.edu/

News

  • W.G. Mac McPherson headshot.

    McPherson named outstanding 4-H alumnus

    Published on October 16, 2018

    Kent County 4-H alumnus W. G. (Mac) McPherson, of Lowell, is among eight 4-H alumni inducted into the Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018.

  • Darwin L. Booher headshot.

    Booher named outstanding 4-H alumnus

    Published on October 16, 2018

    Osceola County 4-H alumnus Darwin L. Booher, of Evart, is among eight 4-H alumni inducted into the Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018.

  • Maggie Sans portrait

    Sans named outstanding 4-H alumna

    Published on October 16, 2018

    Oakland County 4-H alumna Maggie Sans, of Clarkston, is among eight 4-H alumni inducted into the Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018.

  • Tom Nugent headshot.

    Nugent named outstanding 4-H alumnus

    Published on October 16, 2018

    Kent County 4-H alumnus Thomas L. Nugent, of Clarksville, is among eight 4-H alumni inducted into the Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018.

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