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Rabbit Projects

There are many breeds of rabbits! Learn about breeding, handling, showing, health and disease, pedigrees, record keeping, marketing and careers. Be a good rabbit herdsman or train your rabbit in agility!

Girl with rabbit

State & regional events

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Training

All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbit, meat and dairy goat, and lama must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.

Dates and locations vary by county. Check this list for more information.

4-H Regional & State Project Bowls

Project Bowls are an exciting way for youth to explore a project area. Teams compete in quiz competitions with questions about specific project areas. Project Bowls are available for Dairy, Dog, General Livestock (Beef, Sheep & Swine), Horse, Poultry, Rabbit and Wildlife projects. Winners of the Regional Project Bowls advance to the State Bowl. More info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info

Rabbit Project resources

Beginning to learn about rabbits:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Learning resources for all levels:

Project Leader Resources

Other online resources

  • ARBA Official Guidebook to Raising Better Rabbits & Cavies (NOTE - There are two versions of this same reference. The correct version that will be used has the "Medical Management" Section written by Bob Whitman.)

4-H Youth record keeping

Project evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Rabbit Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Brad Rugg, State program director, science of agriculture & fairs

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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