Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase
Michigan State University Extension is excited to have partnered with the Michigan State Fair on an exciting new program for Michigan youth in 2020: the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase. This statewide showcase provided a virtual platform for youth across Michigan to exhibit their work in all project areas and apply for up to $50,000 in scholarships. Any Michigan youth ages 5-19 was encouraged to participate; 4-H membership is not required.
In total, 428 youth from 63 Michigan counties entered more than 2,000 projects in the inaugural event. Congratulations to all who took part. Check out the placings online!
Learn more about all the classes offered in which youth demonstrated the skill and mastery they have developed. This includes livestock and companion animal classes such as showmanship, breeding and market classes, as well as still exhibits, educational projects and more. There was no cost to participate and youth engaged in as many classes as they wished.
In addition to the opportunity to showcase their skills, recognize their accomplishments and receive constructive feedback for growth and development, participants in the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase also have the opportunity to apply for up to $50,000 in scholarships. Applications and criteria can be found on the Michigan State Fair website.
Also be sure to check out the schedule of events for this year's virtual Michigan State Fair!
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