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  • Garden Crafts & Snacks

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Learn ideas for how to spark kids' interest in gardening as well as ideas for using your harvest, and foods you have on hand, for snacks kids will love!

  • 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.

  • Honey Bees with Ana Heck

    Published on April 24, 2020

    On our April 24, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, we were joined with Ana Heck from MSU's Department of Entomology.

  • 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.

  • Tai Chi Warm Ups

    Published on April 21, 2020

    Join MSU Extension's Anita Carter as she guides us through Tai Chi warm ups!

  • 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: Daily Care of Your Beef Project

    Published on April 16, 2020

    Carla McLachlan, MSU Animal Science Department staff member, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the ins and outs of daily care of 4-H beef projects. This session covers brushing, walking, washing and drying as essential elements of beef daily care.

  • Clean vs Sanitize

    Published on April 15, 2020

    Join as we explain the difference between cleaning and sanitizing, and why both are important!

  • Emergency Changes to the Open Meetings Act

    Published on April 13, 2020

    A webinar describing changes to Open Meeting Act meeting procedures as a result of the novel Coronavirus and Executive Order 2020-15 and 2020-21. This information is valid through 4-13-20 or until these EOs are otherwise modified, expire, or are replaced.

  • 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.

  • Houseplants with Sayde Heckman

    Published on April 10, 2020

    On our April 10, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, we chatted with Sayde Heckman about her love of houseplants (and her current collection of 138 houseplants!).

  • Livestock Learning: Selection and What the Judge is Looking For

    Published on April 9, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about selection of beef, sheep, swine and goat 4-H projects. Learn what to look for while selecting a market project and what the judge is looking for in the show ring with your final product.

  • Measuring Soil Health

    Published on April 8, 2020

    MSU Extension provides an opportunity for users to review soil health and how to measure it.

  • Seed Saving with Abby Harper

    Published on April 3, 2020

    In our April 3, 2020 webinar, hosts Abigail Harper and Isabel Branstrom chatted about the power of incorporating seed saving practices into your garden.

  • Hosting On-farm Educational Events for Your Community

    Published on April 1, 2020

    MSU Extension hosts this video about on-farm educational events that you could host for your community.

  • Pricing Products for Different Markets

    Published on March 25, 2020

    MSU Extension offers pricing products that can be made for different markets.

  • Hemp Production in Michigan

    Published on March 23, 2020

    Michigan agriculture is one year into the redevelopment of our state’s hemp industry. Much has been accomplished, but the rules of the game continue to evolve.

  • No-till Vegetable Production on Small Scale

    Published on March 18, 2020

    MSU Extension offers this video for the users to learn about no-till vegetable production on a smaller scale.

  • How to dry fresh herbs

    Published on March 17, 2020

    Don't throw your extra fresh herbs away; try drying them! It's a very simple process! Dried herbs add extra flavor to stews, soups and baked dishes.

  • How to: Gauge Exercise Level

    Published on March 13, 2020

    Community Nutrition Instructor, Cody McLaren, demonstrates how to use a simple test to gauge your exercise level of intensity and why it's important to know. Be sure to check with your doctor before you start any new exercise routine.