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 May 31, 2019
The Great Dairy Adventure is a free, family-friendly event where visitors can learn about the Michigan dairy industry and enjoy dairy-related activities and food.
Published on February 8, 2019
The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship will finally be present in Michigan and will be offering a kick-off meeting at the W.K. Kellogg Farm in Hickory Corners.
Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program applications for 2019 are now available
Published on December 26, 2018
The Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program provides young people an opportunity to grow as leaders with a focus on the dairy industry. Applications are due Jan. 11, 2019.
Published on December 11, 2018
Have you ever thought about how you can prevent a fire in your barn? Read this tips for reducing the risk and being prepared for a barn fire.