NYS 4-H Youth Development Program

Department of Animal Science

March Dog Madness

   Adult & Teen Leader Training
   Morrison Hall, Cornell University

   Save the date -> March 21, 2015

Theme: TBA

March Dog Madness is an annual conference for adult and teenage 4-H volunteer leaders. Workshops engage participants in science based information training. Current animal health, animal behavior, industry trends and youth development issues are addressed. Since 2002, guest presenters have included stakeholders, extension professionals, community and youth experts.

When: Typically held in March on the first Saturday of Cornell's "Spring Break".

Where: Morrison Hall and the Livestock Pavilion on Judd Falls Road, Cornell Campus, Ithaca.

Who: All interested staff, adult and teen 4H leaders are invited to attend this one day information packed program. Dog project leaders engaged in local community training programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Why: This program helps community leaders understand and practice principles that they can take back and share with 4-H members at the local level. Adult and teen leaders gain networking skills, exchange ideas and have an opportunity to work together in a university setting.

LUNCH will be provided. 

Presentations from a variety of experienced professionals may include: Cooperative Extension Staff, County Volunteers, Cornell University Veterinarians, community collaborators, etc….


March 2014 topics were:

Keynote Presentation on "Working Dogs"
    by Dr. Heather Huson

Working Dogs

Grooming Techniques

Health Care

How to Create a Drill Team

Community Canine Certification

Community Outreach in Afterschool Settings

New 4-H Leader Tips for Planning a Year 'Round Program

Scorecard Forum

Dog Bowl


To cover the cost of lunch and program materials, there is a charge of $25.00 per person. There is a limit of 20 people per concurrent workshop.

*** Registrations and payment are due by March 7. Space is limited to the first 100 people whose PAYMENT is received by March 7.

Online registrations will require payment by credit/debit card. Paper registrations must be accompanied by a check. Multiple paper registrations may be grouped together and paid for by a single check if desired.


Contact: Dana Palmer