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.
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!
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
Phone: (517) 432-4306
MSU Department of Animal Science
Published on September 5, 2019
Senior team from Allegan County is the first to win Dr. Katherine Lee Memorial Award.
Emergency response training for livestock transportation rollover accidents offered at Michigan State University on September 23, 2019
Published on August 12, 2019
People involved in responding to, or preparing teams to respond to, accidents involving animals will receive critical information on the proper protocols, training and equipment needed to manage these events
Published on July 22, 2019
Animals exhibited at the county fair that will return to their home herds pose a significant biosecurity risk to the animals left at home.