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  • Livestock Learning: Sheep and Swine Daily Care

    Published on April 27, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about daily care of their sheep and swine 4-H projects. This sessions covers conditioning, washing, feeding and exercise as key elements in the daily routine for sheep and swine.

  • Livestock Learning: Livestock Nutrition

    Published on April 20, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about livestock nutrition and how to properly feed your 4-H animal. This sessions discusses different feed stuffs and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as different feeding techniques.

  • Livestock Learning: Showmanship Fundamentals

    Published on April 13, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of beef, sheep and swine showmanship. This session covers what to wear, which equipment to use in the ring, and how to properly handle your animal.

  • Livestock Learning: Biosecurity at the Show and on the Farm

    Published on April 23, 2020

    Katie Ockert, MSU Extension educator, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about how to keep their animals and selves safe while attending livestock shows. Also discussed is how to keep livestock projects healthy when traveling back to the farm.

  • Katherine Erickson: Dickinson County 4-h

    Published on June 16, 2020

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Katherine Erickson, of Dickinson. Learn more about how she grew from a pledge leader as a 4-H Cloverbud to current club president of her 4-H shooting sports club and what 4-H has instilled in her.

  • Jack Collins: St. Joseph County 4-H

    Published on January 28, 2020

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Jack Collins, of St. Joseph County. Learn more about the robotics programs he’s taken part in through 4-H. He also participates in Clover Bots and STEM and says 4-H has taught him how to be a leader.

  • Set Your Meeting Up for Success

    Learn tips for setting your meeting up for success.

  • Marketing Your Animal Virtually

    An important part of raising livestock is marketing your animal. This video will help serve as a guide to youth for marketing their animal project using a virtual platform.

  • Coronavirus Relief Programs for Nontraditional Commodities

    Published on January 28, 2021

    Corey Clark and Mike Metzger present a summary of coronavirus relief programs that have been offered from the federal and state governments. Topics include applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2) and tax implications of participating in the relief programs.

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Introduction to Crossbred Dairy Beef Production

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session 1 of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Dr. Jerad Jaborek discusses crossbred dairy beef production. Raising purebred dairy steers for beef production results in some challenges compared with native beef cattle. Additionally, implementing a crossbreeding program on dairy farms where a terminal beef sire is bred to the dairy cows is becoming increasingly popular across the U.S as an option to increase the value of male dairy calves. Research implementing this crossbreeding strategy with Jersey cattle is presented. Along with sire selection considerations and management practices to help make crossbred dairy beef production a success.

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Tips for Raising Dairy Beef Calves

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session two of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Marianne Buza offers some tips for raising dairy beef calves. First, Marianne discusses the importance of colostrum consumption by the calf, colostrum use on Michigan diary farms, and how you can measure to check if the calf has received adequate colostrum. Sanitation practices were discussed to help ensure the prevention of disease between calves. Additionally, when to consider euthanasia was discussed, as well as using necropsy as an investigative means to combat future morbidity and mortality outbreaks.

  • 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decision Webinar

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Recording of the 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Course

    The MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Program is available to all persons interested in understanding and conserving the native ecology of the state beginning in their own backyards. Local programs are coordinated by local partner groups throughout the state. The course is delivered in monthly sessions over a period of six months.

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • My Horse University Summer Horse Care 101

    The Michigan State University Extension Equine Team has put together a Summer Horse Care online course series and is offering it FREE of charge during 2020.

  • Fencing and Watering Systems for Livestock Webinar

    Published on March 15, 2017

    Getting started with fencing and watering systems for livestock.

  • How to Start a Successful Cottage Food Business in Michigan

    Published on January 29, 2020

    MSU Extension provides participants the opportunity to learn how to start a cottage food business successfully.

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Volunteer Enrollment

    Published on September 14, 2020

    In this video you will see how to enroll as a volunteer in 4-H Online 2.0. You'll see how to login to an existing account, start an enrollment, select a volunteer role, select clubs, select projects, and submit your enrollment.

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Existing Family Profiles

    Published on September 14, 2020

    In this video you will see how to login to an existing 4-H Online account in 2.0, how to edit family information, how to view family member, and how to add new 4-h members to your family.