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  • Feb 1

    2021 MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Virtual Vet Science Interactive Week-Long Series

    February 1, 2021 – February 5, 2021 Online

    Spend time exploring the Tollgate barn and pastures virtually as you investigate veterinary science and animal medicine. Interactive real time sessions with MSU Extension Animal Science educators, Tollgate Farm staff, and visiting vets.

  • Apr 1

    4-H Ride Across the State Challenge

    April 1, 2021 – May 14, 2021

    Join us for this all new event where you track your miles ridden on horseback for an opportunity to win prizes!

  • Apr 10

    4-H Horse Judging Contest

    April 10, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Virtual

    Michigan's state-level 4-H horse judging contest!

  • Feb 8

    Hippology Academy

    February 8, 2021 – March 19, 2021

    Join us for an all-new Hippology Academy!

  • Nov 9

    CANCELED-MSU Tollgate Farm Fall Virtual Vet Science Interactive Week-long Series

    November 9, 2020 – November 12, 2020 Online

    Explore veterinary science through interactive sessions as you visit Tollgate Farm virtually to learn about livestock and companion animals through STEM challenges & learning!

  • Mar 26

    POSTPONED: Annual H. Allen and Ann Tucker Endowed Lectureship

    March 26, 2020 10:00AM – 3:00PM The Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium

    Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D., Texas A&M University: Interferon Tau: Pregnancy Recognition Signaling and Inducer of Genes Required for Development of the Conceptus

  • 2020 Virtual Ag-Citing Experience

    Published on November 24, 2020

    The Ag-Citing Experience program was developed as a joint effort between Michigan State University Extension and the St. Joseph County (Michigan) Grange Fair to invite 3rd grade classrooms to the fair to learn about how livestock and crops are raised and where their food comes from. Since the fair was cancelled in 2020, we worked with a host of volunteers to create this virtual version of the tour. Enjoy!

  • Wool Spinning

    Published on November 24, 2020

    You’ve probably seen live sheep or at least pictures of sheep, and you may have even seen how wool is collected during shearing, but have you ever wondered how that wool is then made into yarn and thread for making clothes? This video walks you through some of the basic steps of processing wool to create yarn and wool clothing.

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • Horses and Sheriff's Posse

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Horses are a special part of many farms in America, and they are still used as part of a mounted division of many sheriff’s departments. This video explains some of the basics of horses and how they are cared for.

  • 4 H Livestock Virtual Show

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Many county fairs were not able to meet in person in 2020, so the St. Joseph County (Michigan) 4-H program hosted a virtual livestock show where kids could upload a short video of themselves showing their animals. This video includes a selection of those videos including several different livestock species.

  • Animal Science Anywhere and Kahoot Video

    Published on February 17, 2021

    Instructional video covering Animal Science Anywhere lesson plan: Health for One, One Health for All.

  • Animal Science (B.S.)

    Animal science encompasses livestock production marketing, public affairs, transportation, research, companion animal management and many more allied specialties.

  • Dairy Management

    The Dairy Management program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows, the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business that they can continue to build upon after graduation from the program.

  • Livestock Industries

    The Livestock Industries certificate program is designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice.

  • Andrea Garmyn

    Academic Specialist, Teaching and Outreach
    garmynan@msu.edu
    517-884-9470

  • Joe Domecq

    Academic Specialist
    domecqjo@msu.edu
    517-353-7855

  • Denise Altemose, D.V.M.

    Academic Specialist
    altemose@msu.edu
    517-432-4302

  • Melissa Elischer

    4-H Dairy Cattle Extension Educator
    elischer@msu.edu
    517-432-4306

  • Melissa Elischer

    4-H Dairy Cattle Extension Educator
    elischer@msu.edu
    517-432-4306