University of Maryland Extension

Animal Science

Howard County 4-H has a rich history in the Animal Science Program Area. Our 4-H Members learn from knowledgeable faculty, staff and volunteers in experiential learning opportunities such as skillathons, judging, workshops, specie specific events, fairs and shows, field trips, and tours.

Youth in Animal Sciences projects:

  • Learn and practice life skills with an emphasis on decision making, acquiring knowledge and taking personal responsibility through participation in 4-H animal science opportunities such as project animal care, judging and bowl events.
  • Develop competencies in animal science, including an understanding of animal sciences and animal management as well as an awareness of agricultural issues in society (e.g. a concern for animal well being and increasing public agricultural literacy.)
  • Learn about the parts of an animal, breeds, costs to raise animals and how to care for animals.
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