MSU Dairy Youth

MSU Dairy Club hosts successful 15th annual Spartan Spectacular Calf Sale
MSU Dairy Club hosts successful 15th annual Spartan Spectacular Calf Sale

MSU students take the lead on organizing all aspects of the annual sale, from selecting consignments to sale promotion, on-site care for the animals, leading the animals in the auction ring, and collecting checks from the buyers.

The Hornings: Three Generations at MSU Leads to Three Generations of Farming (2012)
The Hornings: Three Generations at MSU Leads to Three Generations of Farming (2012)

Earl, Jeff, Katelyn and Mason Horning represent three generations of involvement with Michigan Dairy Youth programs, Michigan State University, and a life of dairy farming.

Clinton County Dairy Youth Program
Clinton County Dairy Youth Program

The Clinton County dairy youth program has a large and active membership, and provides valuable experiences.


Michigan Dairy Youth Program!

The dairy youth program at Michigan State University focuses on providing educational opportunities to Michigan youth who are interested in the dairy industry.

About Us

The Michigan State University dairy youth program has a long and respected history of offering hands-on and practical skill-building learning experiences. From interacting in classroom-type learning sessions to competing in contests that test one’s knowledge about dairy-related subjects relative to peers, young people often credit the program with helping them develop and hone personal and professional skills. Participating in dairy youth programs at the local and state levels provides a platform for youth to improve public speaking skills, nurture leadership qualities, and sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Young people also have chances to work together, learn how to more effectively exchange ideas and communicate with others to achieve a common goal.

Participating in MSU dairy youth programs fosters the development of useful personal and in-demand professional skills – building blocks for young people to pursue successful careers in dairy industry-related careers.

About this website

This website provides tools and resources for young people, their parents and family members, dairy youth group leaders and volunteers, teachers, academic and career counselors, and others to obtain information about the many various educational dairy programs, learning experiences and career opportunities available to those interested in the dairy industry. 

This website serves as a central location online to download information and locate links to useful resources related to the dairy industry, youth programs and careers.