4-H & FFA Calendar
11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, March 4, 6, 11 & 13: Embryology Program, free five-week program for youth ages 9-19 designed to allow them to create an experiment, collect data and report their findings with their very own scientific poster, shows youth the embryonic development of the chicken, the htaching process, and the importance of each development phase in only 1.5 hours per week, youth can even enter their completed poster as a project in the 2019 Cass County Fair, no experience necessary, registration required to make sure there are enough supplies on hand, limited to first 20 registered youth, there will be a waiting list in case we have more than 20 interested, MSUE conference room #210, 120 N. Broadway, Cassopolis, MI, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.events.anr.msu.edu/CCEmbryology19.
15-16: 4-H Veterinary Science Teen & Adult Leaders Workshop, explore animal systems and learn about animal health for a broad array of animal species, come prepared to learn from experienced veterinarians and others, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/4-h-veterinary-science-teen-and-adult-leaders-workshop.
16: Michigan 4-H at The Griffins, come out to VanAndel Arena for an exciting night of hockey, a portion of each ticket will be donated to Michigan 4-H programming, VanAndel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/michigan-4-h-at-the-griffins.
16-17: 4-H Beef, Sheep & Swine Teen & Adult Leaders Workshop, designed for both teen and adult leaders who are involved with beef cattle, sheep and swine projects, topics include animal health, management, care and nutrition, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/4-h-beef-sheep-and-swine-teen-and-adult-leaders-workshop.
23: 4-H Teen & Adult 4-H Horse Leaders Conference, explore topics such as horse judging, equine first aid, and veterinary care for horses, information shared will assist leaders in youth development and more, Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/mi-4-h-teen-adult-4-h-horse-leaders-conference.
24: 4-H Alumni Tip-Off Reception, the Michigan 4-H alumni community is invited to an alumni reception prior to the 4-H Day at the Breslin event, MSU Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/4-h-alumni-tip-off-reception.
24: 4-H Day at the Breslin, show your Michigan 4-H pride while cheering on the MSU women's basketball team during this annual event, MSU Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/events/4-h-day-at-the-breslin.
1-3: Beef Blast Kirk Stierwalt Fitting & Showmanship Clinic, open to all beef youth, family participation encouraged, learn day-to-day care of your cattle project as well as clipping, fitting and showmanship experience while learning about the cattle industry, participants encouraged (but not required) to bring their calves for hands-on experience and learning, clinic cost is $200/chute, chutes can accommodate up to 4 youth, bring your fitting and clipping supplies like you are attending a show, scholarhips may be available, Michael & Amy Pratt's home, 22355 Bordman Rd., Berlin Twp., MI, 586-337-7427.
15-17: Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference, programming begins after dinner Friday and continues until lunch Sunday, theme this year is dairy nutrition, thus educational programming will focus on the digestive tract, how to feed cattle from calf through adulthood, and related topics, farm visit Saturday afternoon off-site with transportation provided, pre-pay event, credit card required to complete registration, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/dairy2019.
13: State 4-H Goat Expo, open to all exhibitors ages 8-19 as of Jan. 1, 2019, $6/participant, $4/contest, contests include quiz bowl, breed judging, skill-a-thon, illustrated talk, creative writing, educational posters, arts & crafts and extemporaneous public speaking, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5270, email@example.com or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2019goatexpo.