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Manistee County 4-H Livestock Council

Our Goals

We strive to establish and maintain the necessary standards to run a successful educational program for Manistee, Benzie, and Lake County 4-H youth involved in Livestock Projects, represent the common interest of all Manistee, Benzie, and Lake 4-H Livestock Clubs, and in partnership with MSU Extension in Manistee, Benzie, and Lake County, make recommendations regarding changes or procedures to help make a more engaging and effective program for local youth.

Upcoming Deadlines

December 31: Steer Project Registration Due

March 1: Feeder Calf Project Registration Due

April 15: 4-H Online Registration Deadline for 4-H Livestock participants.

June 25:

All Other Livestock Project Registrations (Show & Market) Due.


Minimum three (3) Buyer Slips Due.

Pen & Stall Forms, Drug Free & Proof of Origin Forms Due

Registration for 4-H Classes closes on Fair Entry.

All Paper Forms can be turned into Manistee or Benzie County MSU Extension Office.

Girl in Chicken Farm
Family Farming


About Livestock Projects

Explore opportunities for Youth, age 5 to 19, to learn about and raise different types of Livestock for Home or for Auction.


Your Animal Project

Find Resources and a 4-H Club to help learn about animal housing, feeding, nutrition, health and record keeping to produce a quality Livestock Animal.


With Youth & the Community

Become a Volunteer with Michigan State University Extension and give back your time and talents to improve the lives of youth and the community.


Manistee County 4-H Livestock Council

2023-2024 Executive Board

President: Jeremy Sexton
Vice Pres: Tobi Purple
Secretary: Kirsten Lambert
Treasurer: Emily Burrus

Council Members

Carl Lacki
Jamie Smith

Our Fair Partner

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