AZ 4-H Ag at Home
Webinar Series - AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects
This webinar series will focus on providing solid, educational information on a variety of animals used in AZ 4-H Animal Projects. Topics will include health, nutrition, well being, disease prevention and more. These webinars are appropriate for anyone with interests in animals. Register individually for each webinar that you are interested in attending.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series
- Dec 3, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Swine Register for 12/3
- Dec 17, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Horses Register for 12/17
- Jan 14, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Chicken Register for 1/14
- Jan 28, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Beef Register for 1/28
- Feb 11, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Horses Register for 2/11
- Feb 25, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Sheep Register for 2/25
- March 18, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Other Poultry (ducks, geese, etc.) Register for 3/18
- March 25, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Goats Register for 3/25
Past Webinars in the Series
Recordings of past webinars posted further down on this page
- Nov 19, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Rabbits
Animal Projects - Rabbits
In the first webinar in the AZ 4-H Ag at Home Animal Projects Series, guest presenters Dr. Peter Mundschenk (AZ State Veterinarian) and Ashley Wright (Area Livestock Extension Agent) discussed a very important health concern affecting both wild and domestic rabbits in Arizona (and beyond). Until recently, there have been few serious diseases affecting domestic or pet rabbits in the United States. For the first time ever, cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (sometimes abbreviated RHD or RHDV) have surfaced in wild rabbit populations in North America (including Arizona). The webinar finishes with a brief discussion of 4-H rabbit projects.
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Deworming Your Horse
Tribal Extension Agent Grey Farrell demonstrates how to deworm a horse using paste dewormer. He has worked with University of Arizona Cooperative Extension on the Navajo Nation for over a decade, and with horses for many decades. He describes and demonstrates how taking it slow, gaining the horse’s trust rather than “sneaking” the dewormer into the horse’s mouth will make treatments easier in the long run.
Quick Release Knot
Tying your horse and/or livestock safely – This quick release knot is a little different than many traditional methods. When you “release it”, the rope is completely free from the post or rail. Watch, learn, and then teach it to someone else. If you want, have someone video you show off your newest expertise.
Pumpkin: Planting Basics
If you want to try your hand at planting pumpkins at your home or garden site, this video will give you all the information you need to get things started. Watching pumpkins grow (whether for eating or carving), can be great fun. Juan Arias, UArizona Extension Tribal Agent, filmed a quick, 3 minute video to show you how to get your own pumpkins planted and growing.
DIY Watering Container
Tribal Extension Agent Juan Arias demonstrated how to make a watering container at home with many types of containers. Juan has worked with UArizona Cooperative Extension on the San Carlos Apache Reservation for several years. He demonstrates several methods using several types of containers to make watering cans for use in your home and garden. Always have adult supervision when you do these projects.
Haltering a Horse: Training Tips for Developing Trust
Grey Farrell, Tribal Extension Agent on the Navajo Nation for UArizona Cooperative Extension discusses how to begin to develop trust with your horse through respect. Then he shows how to halter his horse and make sure you tie the knot correctly.
Making Hand Sanitizer
While social distancing is keeping us apart, you can still have some fun creating a useful product at home. Hand Sanitizer has been a very hard to find item at the stores. Luckily, Elisabeth Alden and Betsy Greene took a shot at videoing the process of making your own at home while incorporating social distancing. Watch our video, get the ingredients and items ready, and make a smooth as silk video to top ours.
Building a Nipple Drinker for Chicks
DIY Chicken Project – Create your own chick nipple drinker using items you have around the house! Chick nipple drinkers are an easy way to provide your chicks with water that is always fresh and clean and can help keep the chick brooder drier than traditional chick waterers. All you need is a chicken nipple (available in most feed stores and typically costing less than $2), an empty plastic container with a flat bottom (such as a juice bottle), and an electric drill with an 11/32nd drill bit.
Grooming your Horse
This 22-minute video shows steps for grooming your horse, especially as they shed their winter (yes, even in Arizona!!) coat. Whether it serves as a nice refresher or is new information, you can watch 28-yr old Midnight enjoy her day at the spa and put the knowledge to practice on your own horses.