4-H Dairy Project


2016-2017 Dairy Project Registration

Dairy Lease Form

2017 Dairy Judging Dates and Locations

2017 Fitting Clinic June 3 @ Green Banks Farm

Dairy Youth Encouraged to Apply for these Opportunities

Beginning Dairy Leader Program

The Beginning DAIRY LEADER program gives high school participants the opportunity to explore post-secondary agricultural education and career opportunities in a networking environment through interaction with faculty and students, college planning, and personal development.


  • High school students entering at least their sophomore year. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • Have potential interest in dairy industry careers.
  • Have an interest in pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture.
  • Can reasonably commit to one Saturday program in November of current year and February, March, April, and June of the following year.

NYS Junior Dairy Leader

“Preparing young people for successful careers in the dairy industry”

The Junior DAIRY LEADER program is intended to reach youth between the ages of 16 - 19 who have an interest in exploring careers in the dairy industry through hands-on experiential learning. The program presents youth with a realistic view of the dairy industry as a viable, profitable and progressive business sector, while also building personal and professional skills.

Workshops that focus on multiple facets of the dairy industry, personal development and technical skills will include:

  • Representing New York at the National 4-H Dairy Conference
  • Interaction with Dairy Producers and Agribusiness Professionals
  • Resume Development
  • On-Farm Production Management Experiences
  • Leadership Development and Team Building
  • Dairy Farm and Production Facility Tours in the Northeast and Wisconsin
  • Technical Skills Seminars in Herd Health, Calf Care, Dairy Nutrition, and Artificial Insemination

See the following website for more information and an application which is due by June 30, 2017: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/youth or contact Lisa Kempisty, Extension Educator at 664-9502 Ext 203.


Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated May 22, 2017