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What does it cost to raise a market animal? How can raising a market animal teach positive financial management? What does learning how to present and market have to do with an animal project?

Most young people in 4-H market animal projects are focused on basic animal science, care and management. But market animal projects also have the potential to teach youth valuable life skills.

Through this curriculum, youth will gain knowledge about marketing and advertising their products. Participants will also explore and practice production, management and distribution skills. In addition, it provides a venue to explore what it takes to be successful in business and view the world of animal science and agribusiness as a viable career option.

Intended for 12-19 year olds, the Youth Business Guide to Success (YBGS) curriculum is very adaptable to 4-H and non-4-H audiences working with animals. 

This training includes a copy of the YBGS curriculum (a $40 value).


Monday, March 20, 2017
Fillmore Complex
Main Conference Room
12220 Fillmore St
West Olive, MI 49460
6 -9 p.m.
Registration fee - $25 (meal not included)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Lapeer County MSU Extension
1800 Imlay City Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446
6 -9 p.m.
Registration fee - $25 (meal not included)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Menominee County MSU Extension
South 904 Highway 41
Stephenson, MI 49887
9 a.m. - noon
Registration fee - $25 (meal not included)

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center
714 North Old 27, Marshall, MI 49068
1 - 4 p.m.
Registration fee - $25.00

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Sanilac County MSU Extension
171 Dawson Street, Suite 323, Sandusky, MI 48471
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration fee - $35.00 (includes lunch)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
MSU Tollgate Education Conference Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration fee - $25.00 (lunch not included)

Friday, February 24, 2017
Isabella County MSU Extension
200 N Main Street
Room 320 County Building
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration fee - $35 (includes lunch)

Monday, February 27, 2017- CANCELED
MSU Extension- Wayne County in Health Administration Building
HEMS Conference Room
33030 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184
6 -9 p.m.
Registration fee - $25 (meal not included)

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Delta County MSU Extension
2840 College Ave
Escanaba, MI 49829
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Registration fee - $25 (meal not included)

 Cancellations not received in advance of the program start date will be subject to $25 no show fee.

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions contact Deb Barrett at 269-927-5674, ext. 4018, or Janice Zerbe at 269-657-8213,