Carla McLachlan: Behind the scenes at the Michigan Dairy Expo
Carla McLachlan has been instrumental in the success of Michigan 4-H Youth Dairy Days and Michigan Dairy Expo for more than 25 years.
Carla McLachlan has been instrumental in the success of Michigan 4-H Youth Dairy Days and Michigan Dairy Expo for more than 25 years. She’s seen the event change since having cattle shows at Farm Shop, the move from the Livestock Pavilion on main campus to the MSU Pavilion on south campus, and growth from just cattle shows to educational events for youth and a celebration of the Michigan dairy industry. Over this time, hundreds of youth exhibitors have demonstrated their cattle and life skills, with McLachlan offering support to both young people participating and staff working during the event. She has been a stable, guiding force as faculty leadership, location, and participation changed. The Department of Animal Science, Michigan 4-H, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Dairy Industry are grateful for McLachlan’s years of dedicated service.