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
Published on November 20, 2023
Tuscola County 4-H member Eve Schultz wins prestigious sportsmanship award for her involvement in 4-H animal science projects.
Published on November 7, 2023
For the 2023-24 program year, the Michigan 4-H Foundation funded $104,000 in sponsorships for 20 statewide 4-H learning experiences.
Published on January 18, 2023
Being prepared during cold, winter weather will help your livestock winter a little easier.
Published on November 14, 2022
One of the country’s largest multi-day 4-H events, 4-H Exploration Days returned for its 51st year in June 2022. A new endowment created by Donald and Linda Eppelheimer will provide 4-H Exploration Days with perpetual funding for years to come.
4-H alumna pursues Fisheries and Wildlife degree to combine passion for animals, conservation and the environment
Published on November 7, 2022
Lauren Emerick’s 4-H experience led her to pursue a degree combining her interest in animals and a desire to help tackle global environmental challenges.