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  • 4-H Animal Science

    4-H livestock projects provide great opportunities for youth to learn about animal and veterinary science, as well as animal production practices while gaining valuable life skills such as responsibility and record-keeping.


  • Michigan 4-H Embryology Course

    This course is designed for teachers, homeschool groups, community partners, 4-H leaders, and other caring adults to teach youth about the science of hatching eggs and provide resources for your own hatching if desired!

  • Jun 17

    CANCELED: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) & PQA Plus - Berrien County -June 17, 2020

    June 17, 2020 6:30PM – 7:08PM Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds 9122 U.S, Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

    YQCA and PQA Plus is an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness.

  • May 11

    CANCELLED: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) & PQA Plus - Berrien County - May 11, 2020

    May 11, 2020 6:30PM – 7:05PM Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds 9122 U.S, Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

    YQCA and PQA Plus is an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness.

  • Apr 1

    4-H Ride Across the State Challenge

    April 1, 2021 – May 14, 2021

    Join us for this all new event where you track your miles ridden on horseback for an opportunity to win prizes!

  • Jun 17

    CANCELED: Youth Reflect and Connect Sessions

    June 17, 2020 – June 23, 2020 EST Online via Zoom

    Youth Reflect and Connect Sessions

  • Apr 6

    4-H Sparty Spring Camp 2020

    April 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020 Max Thompson Family Resource Center 11370 Hupp Avenue Warren, MI 48089

    Come enjoy a fun filled 4-H day camp to learn some new and exciting that can be applied to an upcoming 4-H project!

  • Feb 8

    Hippology Academy

    February 8, 2021 – March 19, 2021

    Join us for an all-new Hippology Academy!

  • May 1

    4-H Equine Communications Contest

    May 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021

    Join us beginning in April for public speaking and demonstration contests all held virtually on Facebook!

  • Apr 10

    4-H Horse Judging Contest

    April 10, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Virtual

    Michigan's state-level 4-H horse judging contest!

  • Apr 14

    CANCELED: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) & PQA Plus - Berrien County - April 14, 2020

    April 14, 2020 6:30PM – 7:00PM Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds 9122 U.S, Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

    YQCA and PQA Plus is an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness.

  • Proper Handwashing

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of germs. To wash your hands properly, follow these five simple steps.

  • Livestock Learning: Daily Care of Your Beef Project

    Published on April 16, 2020

    Carla McLachlan, MSU Animal Science Department staff member, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the ins and outs of daily care of 4-H beef projects. This session covers brushing, walking, washing and drying as essential elements of beef daily care.

  • Livestock Learning: Goat Showmanship & Daily Care

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Dawn Reha, a Michigan 4-H judge and volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about what it takes to own goats, both dairy and market, and how to take care of them each day. Also covered is showmanship for the different types of goats and why these skills are essential to showing 4-H goats!

  • Livestock Learning: Biosecurity at the Show and on the Farm

    Published on April 23, 2020

    Katie Ockert, MSU Extension educator, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about how to keep their animals and selves safe while attending livestock shows. Also discussed is how to keep livestock projects healthy when traveling back to the farm.

  • Livestock Learning: Showmanship Fundamentals

    Published on April 13, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of beef, sheep and swine showmanship. This session covers what to wear, which equipment to use in the ring, and how to properly handle your animal.

  • Basics of Biosecurity

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Biosecurity is the procedures used to protect humans and animals against diseases or harmful biological agents. By practicing good biosecurity protocols, you will help protect both the people and animals in which you come into contact with.

  • Livestock Learning: Sheep and Swine Daily Care

    Published on April 27, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about daily care of their sheep and swine 4-H projects. This sessions covers conditioning, washing, feeding and exercise as key elements in the daily routine for sheep and swine.

  • Building a Rabbit Cage

    Construct your own rabbit cage. Youth could learn measuring as well as make this a business.

  • Livestock Learning: Livestock Nutrition

    Published on April 20, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about livestock nutrition and how to properly feed your 4-H animal. This sessions discusses different feed stuffs and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as different feeding techniques.

  • Rabbit Meat Pens: From Breeding to Selection

    How to successfully raise market rabbits from breeding, through kindling, kit care and then selection.