Animal Science

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Miracle of Life: Includes Live Births

    Published on November 24, 2020

    It is truly a miracle how life is brought into this world! This video shows an overview of how pigs, cattle and sheep are born and how a chick hatches from an egg. Note: this video contains some graphic views of actual live births, so parents may want to watch with younger viewers. There is also a shorter version of the video in this playlist that does not include the actual birthing process.

  • 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.

Still looking for additional resources in this area?

MSU Extension staff deliver educational content in a variety of ways: through live virtual events, informational articles and publications, downloadable activities and lessons, pre-recorded videos, online courses and so much more. Staff also have access to resources created by partner organizations and other Extension services.

Connect with the 4-H program coordinator in your county MSU Extension office or search for an MSU Extension expert on the topic of interest to inquire about additional resources, custom trainings and more.