Aspire to own your own business?
From market livestock animals and craft sales to worm farming and bio-fuel production, 4-H has been involved in entrepreneurship from its beginning. Entrepreneurship combines business concepts and creativity. 4-H entrepreneurship programs can help you take an existing project to new levels or assist you in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit.
Forms of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can come in many forms, including making improvements or finding new uses for existing products. Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems, like turning waste products into renewable energy sources. Entrepreneurs identify opportunities, such as selling cold pop on hot day. Entrepreneurship can be a career path and avenue to a successful financial future, and being involved in 4-H entrepreneurship programs today can strengthen your existing skill set.
Developing an entrepreneurial spirit through 4-H
Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk taking. Take a look at what 4-H has to help you create your own future, and how 4-H members from around the state of Michigan have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team:
September 8, 2016 | Dave Radloff | Thanking everyone who bid on your market livestock animal can influence your potential market and provide a good networking opportunity for next year’s sale.
September 1, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Looking for an organic, small round, pelleted form of fertilizer? Consider using fresh rabbit manure.
August 22, 2016 | Debra Barrett | This newly released MSU Extension curriculum provides unique learning opportunities for all involved in 4-H market animal projects.
August 18, 2016 | Michelle Neff | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s explore some highlights of how MSU Extension programs impacted Clare County in 2015.
July 18, 2016 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-six youth honored for their outstanding 4-H accomplishments.
July 13, 2016 | Michelle Neff | Summer is a busy time for many programs in MSU Extension. Throughout summer and all year long, MSU Extension can be found at outreach events in many communities.
July 13, 2016 | Thomas Long | Youth entrepreneurs gained skills at the first Business Entrepreneurship Education (B.E.E.) Camp held June 2016 in Tawas City, Michigan.
June 9, 2016 | Laurie Rivetto | Whether selling a product or an animal, consider what’s in it for the buyer.
June 1, 2016 | Debra Barrett | Soon-to-be released curriculum on making the most of your 4-H market animal project provides unique learning opportunities for all involved.
May 2, 2016 | Kaitlin Wojciak | Follow these tips for creating, purchasing and using compost.
Find an Expert
Sep 27, 2016 – Nov 1, 2016 | Kalkaska Middle School 1700 W. Kalkaska Rd. Kalkaska, MI 49646
Oct 29, 2016 – Oct 30, 2016 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4 H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688