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.
October 24, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!
October 24, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge and serve as a citizen scientist for Make a Difference Day.
October 24, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Efforts such as College Application Week and programs like 4-H help students with the first steps towards higher education pursuit.
October 24, 2014 | Melissa Elischer | The career paths and options related to dairy science and the dairy industry are limitless! No matter what talents or interests a person possesses, there is a dairy-related position waiting to be claimed.
October 24, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | Most successful adults have had mentors who provided guidance and support. If you have benefited from a mentoring relationship, perhaps it’s time to pass it on and become a mentor to a young person.
October 22, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | When planning a long bus ride with youth, it is a good idea to fill some of the time with activities. Activities will make the time go faster, help those on the bus get to know each other, allow leadership skills to develop and keep the group engaged.
October 22, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Looking for a fun winter activity with your 4-H club? Making horse treats is a great and educational activity!
October 22, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | With all of the excitement of auction night, what should youth say? What should they do? In 4-H we often practice what happens inside the auction arena because we want to be sure youth are prepared, comfortable and confident for the events that take place.
October 22, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Give archery a try when looking for a new activity to try this fall. It’s easy, affordable and fun!
October 22, 2014 | Darren Bagley | As kids carve their Halloween pumpkins, use the opportunity to explore science.
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Date: Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Location: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060
Date: Oct 27, 2014
Location: Walker Cisler Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Date: Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
- 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 Food, Health & Well-Being
- 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
- 4-H Guiding Principles
- 4-H Leader Resources
- Kettunen Center
- Michigan 4-H Animal Marketing Project Record Book
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Ocqueoc Outdoor Center
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tollgate Education Center
- U.P. State Fair
- Youth entrepreneurship sites
- Youth mentoring and volunteering sites