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4-H clover 4-H Dairy Project

What you'll do

Explore the dairy industry, from raising a cow, to dairy science and ethics, to manufacturing and marketing dairy products. Cows may be owned or leased. 


  • Breeds
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Anatomy
  • Desirable traits
  • Stages of calving and care
  • Grooming and showing

Levels of learning


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Fairs and exhibits


Future study

You could study agriculture at the University of Minnesota


Katie Johnson, Extension educator, kwending@umn.edu, 507-389-6741

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