4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, 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.
March 10, 2014 | Jacob DeDecker | A day to celebrate math and encourage youth in the areas of math and science.
March 10, 2014 | Frank Cox | There are opportunities to pursue a career in fundraising. Youth can develop skills in this career in 4-H by participating in fundraising activities.
March 10, 2014 | Kittie Butcher | Parents supporting school learning activities at home enriches meaning for children and provides a basis for school success.
March 7, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | Agricultural promotion happens each day in numerous ways. Just one example of the importance of sharing ideas and messages about agricultural promotion comes from a recent statewide 4-H event.
March 7, 2014 | Beth Ferry | All pigs that will be shown at fairs, shows or exhibitions must have official individual animal identification, similar to cattle and sheep.
March 6, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is for youth who are interested in exploring animal and veterinary science related projects and activities. Participants must be ages 13 to16 as of January 1, 2014.
March 6, 2014 | Sandy Risedorph | There are many resources available to strengthen behavior and development within families.
March 6, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | Remember the four H’s of 4-H to solve problems this fair season.
March 6, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Environmental Education is a term that gets used in a variety of ways but often is misunderstood. What is it and why is it important?
March 5, 2014 | Katie VanderKolk | Career Development Events (CDEs) contribute to youth’s life skill development in animal science-related areas.
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Date: Mar 11, 2014
Date: Mar 15, 2014
Location: McMorran Place Pavilion, 701 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron MI 48060
Date: Mar 16, 2014 - Mar 19, 2014
Location: Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48912
- 4-H Arts & Textiles
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H China Project
- 4-H Citizenship, Leadership & Service
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Communications
- 4-H Companion Animals
- 4-H Dairy Cattle
- 4-H Entomology
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Goats
- 4-H Health & Wellbeing
- 4-H Horses & Ponies
- 4-H Livestock
- 4-H Military Families
- 4-H Plants, Soils, & Gardening
- 4-H Poultry
- 4-H Rabbits & Cavies
- 4-H Science Blast
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 4-H Veterinary Science
- 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship
- Arts, Textiles, Communications, Food, Clothing
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Character Education
- Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
- Junior Citizen Planner
- Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Outdoor Adventure Challenge
- Revolution of Responsibility
- Youth Mentoring