All youth showing a swine project at the fair needs to have an up to date PQA certification.
This MSU pre-college program gives young people a chance to experience college life, learn new ideas and skills, and meet people from across Michigan.
Did you also know that Michigan State University has one of the best veterinary medicine programs in the world? MSU‘s veterinary medicine staff work closely with the Michigan 4-H Veteri
nary Science program at the state level to provide real-life scenarios and situations to bring science to life. Youth who learn about veterinary science at an early age have an advantage of later becoming a student in the veterinary medicine programs at MSU. Veterinary science covers medicine, animal health, disease transmitted to humans, animal management and feeding processes.
Even if becoming a veterinary isn’t your goal, there are still so many great reasons that participating in a 4-H veterinary science project could be right for you. In a 4-H veterinary science project, you can explore the broad scope of veterinary medicine and animal health. You’ll also learn how animal management and feeding affect animal health while also learning valuable life skills.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Julie Thelen, 4-H Livestock and Veterinary Science Educator