Support Dairy Youth Programs

Do you have fond memories of showing cows in the youth show at the State Fair? Did Junior Dairy Leaders help you choose a career path and make lifelong friends? Did Dairy Discovery open your eyes to a new way of management? Are you looking to support programs that help encourage and shape the next generation of farmers and agribusiness professionals?

We prioritize inclusion and affordability in our 4H animal science and dairy youth programs. To help us keep programs affordable for our youth, we rely on NY state and University funding, as well as gifts and grants from both agribusiness and individuals. Our dairy youth programs encourage both understanding and knowledge of the industry, as well as leadership and personal development through once in a lifetime experiences. These programs give youth opportunities that broaden their horizons, increase confidence, and make lifelong connections with each other and with industry professionals.

How can I support these programs?

Giving to help support these programs is now easier than ever! Donations of any amount are appreciated and are tax deductible.

You can donate via Cornell’s on-line gift form by credit card. You can specify in the comments section if you would like to support a specific program (for example, “Please use my gift to support the Junior Dairy Leaders trip to the National 4H Dairy Conference in Wisconsin.”). After you donate online, please email Debbie Grusenmeyer (djc27 [at] (djc27[at]cornell[dot]edu)) and Abby Christman (ajc93 [at] (ajc93[at]cornell[dot]edu)) to let us know of your generous support so that we can follow up with University accounting and thank you in a timely fashion.

If you prefer, you may send a check payable to Cornell University/Dairy Youth Programs to: Dairy Youth programs, c/o Debbie Grusenmeyer, 161 Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.


Contact Debbie Grusenmeyer at djc27 [at] (djc27[at]cornell[dot]edu).