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Explore More Youth Animal Science Programs

  • 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp

    At 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp, youth ages 13-17 explore the fields of animal and veterinary science and engage in interactive, hands-on learning. Attend for your chance to practice veterinary medicine, research zoonotic conditions and discover careers!

  • 4-H Animal Evaluation

    4-H animal evaluation allows young people to explore animal science by learning to evaluate livestock project animals such as beef cattle, sheep and swine.

  • 4-H Beef Production & Management

    4-H livestock projects, including beef, provide great opportunities for youth to learn about animal and veterinary science, as well as animal production practices while gaining valuable life skills such as responsibility and record-keeping.

  • 4-H Companion Animals

    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.

  • 4-H Dairy Cattle Production & Management

    4-H livestock projects, including dairy, provide great opportunities for youth to learn about animal and veterinary science, as well as animal production practices while gaining valuable life skills such as responsibility and record-keeping.

  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This signature MSU precollege program brings youth ages 11-19 to the campus of Michigan State University to live like a college student for three days and build critical life skills for the transition to college and adulthood.

  • 4-H Horses & Ponies

    Youth explore veterinary and animal science by engaging in horse projects that develop life skills. Activities include showing, riding, educational contests, leadership opportunities, career exploration and judging; many do not require horse ownership.

  • 4-H Poultry Production & Management

    Youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for bird projects, including chickens, turkeys, ducks and others.

  • 4-H Proud Equestrians Program

    A therapeutic horseback riding program for people with disabilities that helps to improve balance, coordination, posture and muscle tone. Opportunities to participate exist for riders, volunteers, instructors and horse owners.

  • 4-H Rabbits & Cavies

    Youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for rabbit and cavy projects. This project area is especially great for youth in urban areas.

  • 4-H Science Blast in the Class

    Science Blast in the Class is a great resource for teachers in the classroom, those working in after-school programs or as part of a club. The guide includes 13 hands-on lessons as well as support materials to enrich the learning process.

  • 4-H Sheep Production & Management

    4-H livestock projects, including sheep, provide great opportunities for youth to learn about animal and veterinary science, as well as animal production practices while gaining valuable life skills such as responsibility and record-keeping.

  • 4-H Veterinary Science

    Explore the broad scope of veterinary medicine and animal health. In addition to learning valuable life skills, youth investigate topics such as medicine, animal health, zoonotic disease, animal management and nutrition.

  • Youth Business Guide to Success

    A curriculum for youth ages 12-19 that helps them make the most of their 4-H market animal project. Explore and practice production, management and distribution skills while viewing careers in the world of animal science and agribusiness.

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