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UMass Amherst Exploring Veterinary Science Academy  - June 18 & 19, 2022
Do you think you want to be a veterinarian? You have the opportunity to explore how to prepare in high school for the under graduate Pre-Vet major by attending the exploring veterinary science academy.  You will explore the opportunities of becoming a large-animal veterinarian.  Young people ages 13 - 18 are invited to attend this two-day academy.  Parents are also welcome to participate for a fee.  Click on the PDF below for additional information and application form.

UMass Vet Science Academy Registration and Schedule



MA 4-H Dairy Cattle Academy - June 11, 2022
Professional instructors will provide valuable insight for even the most experienced dairy exhibitor.  The Dairy Academy hosts youth from throughout the Northeast.  Youth have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops with veterinarians, fitters, hoof trimmers and other industry professionals. Have fun and prepare for the 2022 show season!
Click on the PDF below for additional information and application form.


MA 4-H Beef Academy - May 21, 2022
The MA 4-H Beef Academy is held annually at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA. A day full of hands-on workshops for the 4-H beef project member.  Click on the Beef Academy PDF below for additional information and the application form.


MA 4-H Dairy Goat Workshop - July 2022
Workshop for both the beginner and advanced dairy goat youth.
Learn about basic health care,tatooing, kidding, ADGA, etc.
Goats will be provided.
Click on the PDF below for additional information and registration forms.




For further information, please contact:

Carrie Chickering-Sears
State 4-H Animal Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
100 Venture Way, Suite 334
Hadley, MA 01035-9462