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Raising dairy cows has long been a part of the 4-H program. Participating in 4-H dairy clubs will teach youth:

  • Identification and selection of dairy cattle
  • Ability to demonstrate good management and health practices
  • Develop proper fitting and showing skills
  • Improve dairy consumer skills
  • Promote dairy products and the dairy industry

While the above skills relate directly to raising dairy cows, life skills are also taught through the program. These include:

  • Goal setting, decision making, problem solving,
    responsibility, cooperation, self-motivation,
    communications, planning and organizing,
    learning to learn, keeping records, personal safety

The National 4-H Curriculum provides guidance through their materials, for more information:


Our Sussex County 4-H Dairy Clubs are:

  • Sussex County Milkmakers

  • Wantage Hustlers