Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the state, with nearly 200,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 19 participating. Because Michigan 4-H is part of MSU Extension, the activities your kids participate in are all backed by and based on child development research. We use experiential (i.e. hands-on) learning and time spent intentionally thinking about what’s been learned to make it a meaningful experience, with skills and ideas learned that last a lifetime.
It’s a fact: kids who participate in 4-H get better grades, are more likely to go to college, are less likely to use drugs, cigarettes or alcohol, and are more likely to give back to their communities. For more information, visit the Michigan 4-H website.
August 29, 2014 | Tracy D’Augustino | Individuals from Alpena, Alcona and Iosco counties came together with a splash in Harrisville for the STEM Community Days, August 13 – 15, 2014.
August 29, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Showing animals at the fair is one of the most memorable summer youth experiences. Taking time to look back and evaluate the experience allows for optimum learning and self-improvement.
August 28, 2014 | B'Onko Sadler | Everyone knows there are calories in our food, but what do you really know about calories and their importance in our diets?
August 28, 2014 | B'Onko Sadler | What’s in your food – nutrients or just calories? Knowing might make you reevaluate things you consume on a regular basis.
August 28, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Correctly training your pets can be tricky but will pay off in the end. Keep your dog friendly and your visitors safe by following these simple steps.
August 28, 2014 | Julie Thelen | If you have sat around the ring at a county fair or been moving an animal around the show ring, you have heard the comments of the judge. Knowing what those comments mean will help you learn more about the animal project.
August 28, 2014 | Makena Shultz | Carrying out the collective visioning process in your community.
August 28, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Continuing on our series on horse bits, here we’ll learn about combination bits!
August 27, 2014 | Sara Keinath | Back-to-school is a great time for thinking about what kind of after-school experiences you want to have this next year.
August 27, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Many schools, sports groups and youth organizations fund raise to earn money for their programs. This article explores different ways to raise funds that don’t put unhealthy treats and food into the community.
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Date: Sep 6, 2014
Location: Uphaus Farms, 14324 Pleasant Lake Rd, Manchester, MI 48158
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Location: West Shore Educational Service District, 2130 U.S. 10, Ludington, MI 49431
Date: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Location: Montmorency Co. 4-H Fair green clinic building, 13110 M-33 N., Atlanta, MI 49709
- 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp
- 4-H Capitol Experience
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H Citizenship & Service
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Exploration Days
- 4-H Financial Education & Entrepreneurship Resources
- 4-H Food, Health & Well-Being
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- 4-H Renewable Energy Camp
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 4-H Youth Mentoring
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Character Education
- Inclusive 4-H
- Life of Lake Superior Youth Program
- Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Revolution of Responsibility