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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!

  • 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.

  • Michigan State University Extension releases COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) e-tool to support the agriculture industry

    Published on June 24, 2020
    The MSU Extension CHAMP e-tool will assist farms and businesses involved in agriculture with developing a written COVID-19 control plan.

  • Infectious Coryza could be a concern for poultry owners

    Published on May 17, 2019
    Several states have experienced an increase in infectious coryza cases in poultry flocks this spring, understanding the disease is critical in preventing and treating it properly.