MSU Dairy Youth

Dairy Days

Welcome to Michigan's largest dairy event!

Save the date!

2017 4-H Youth Dairy Days and 21st annual Michigan Dairy Expo

July 17-21, 2017.

A schedule of 2017 events will be available in May of 2017.


What is Youth Dairy Days?

During Michigan Youth Dairy Days, July 17-21, 2017 youth will compete for premiums, ribbons and scholarships in various competitions, including dairy quiz bowls, dairy management contests, dairy cattle judging contests, and the Dairy Days youth show. First- and second-ranked individuals at the junior and senior levels will receive cash awards of $1,000 and $750, respectively. Winners may also go on to represent Michigan in national dairy competitions.

What is Michigan Dairy Expo?

Michigan Dairy Expo is a week-long event that combines youth activities and contests conducted during Youth Dairy Days with purebred dairy breed association youth and open show events. The mission of Michigan Dairy Expo is to encourage and promote youth involvement in dairy activities, showcase the Michigan dairy industry, and provide continuing education opportunities for the dairy industry in Michigan and neighboring states.