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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.

  • 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 30

    MSU Tollgate Spring Break Farm Camp 2020 - March 30 - April 3

    March 30, 2020 – April 3, 2020  MSU Tollgate Farm 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377

    Adventures abound during this week of hatching eggs, harvesting early produce, working on a week-long STEM project, morning animal chores, afternoon adventure hikes, and more.

  • The Realities that no one tells you about Owning Chickens and the Direct Marketing of Meat

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: Many people who buy chicks or even grow chickens do not understand the ramifications of owning such animals. Owning poultry is very different from dogs and cats even though they are of similar size, it is more like owning livestock and they should be treated as such. This presentation will introduce and familiarize potential and current poultry owners with the different aspects of raising poultry that they may not understand. Learn more about nutrition, housing, laws and regulations, sick poultry care, diseases and general considerations when owning and raising poultry. There are a lot of factors to consider when direct marketing meats to consumers. What are the required regulations and how do you follow them? Where can you sell your meat? What factors should you consider when choosing and working with a processor? How do you price the product? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on direct marketing meat and processor scheduling? This session will cover the basics of direct marketing meat and answer these questions and others you have.This presentation is included as part of the Realities That No One Tells You About Owning Chickens recording.

  • Basic Healthy Practices for Pigs

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: This session will include information that will help the small or beginning farmers who are involved in pork production. Participants will gain knowledge on proper production practices that focus on management over medication including; biosecurity, vaccination programs, deworming practices, identifying sick or at-risk animals and information on foreign animal diseases (FAD) that pig farmers should be aware of. Whether you are raising animal for your freezer, using a custom butcher while marketing freezer meat or selling pigs on the open market, this session will help you gain a better understanding of production practices that will help improve the health of your swine herd.

  • Planning for pangolins and pandemics

    Published on April 15, 2021
    Whether it be siting dog parks, creating urban farming zones, or planning for the public health, Planning Matters in how human and nonhuman animals share cities.