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,
MSU Department of Animal Science
Cows, courses and careers: Animal Science Career Quest introduces youth to the many educational and career paths that exist in animal science
Published on May 9, 2022
Animal Science Career Quest is a joint program of Michigan 4-H and the MSU Department of Animal Science. The event introduced youth ages 12-19 to the many animal science programs available at MSU and where those educational efforts could take them.
Published on August 10, 2021
The Michigan 4-H Foundation has re-opened the grant application period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 9, 2021 for several mini-grant opportunities up to $1,000 to support local 4-H projects for the 2021-2022 program year.
Published on July 22, 2021
Learn ways to keep animals drinking and hydrated during the fair.
Published on July 14, 2021
Learn how to mitigate heat stress for animals during fair season.
Published on July 12, 2021
Understanding how livestock thermoregulation and thermoneutral are important in providing excellent animal care.