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.
Bonus: Attend at least 5 AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects webinars and receive a free t-shirt!
- To qualify you must:
- Attend the webinars in real time. (viewing past recordings doesn't count)
- Register with the same name and email address for each webinar you attend.
- Details to receive your shirt will be provided by email within a week of 5/6/21 or the final webinar whichever is later.
- No need to contact us, we're tracking attendance through Zoom.
- Youth and Adult sizes available
- Click for example of T-shirt (picture is example only, actual shirt may vary slightly)
You will need to register individually for each webinar that you are interested in attending.
March 18, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Turkeys
- Register for 3/18 - Other Poultry
- Turkeys are not chickens! During this webinar we will discuss the unique aspects of turkey-keeping that differ from raising chickens. This discussion is especially pertinent for those folks not familiar with rearing these fun and productive birds. Dr. David Frame, a poultry veterinarian who is currently a faculty member at Utah State University, will talk about proper health, feeding, management, and care of turkeys. Besides learning the basics of turkey-raising, participants will be able to impress friends by knowing what a snood is, that baby turkeys are not called chicks, and how the humble turkey became a Thanksgiving national icon. Josh Moore (Assistant Agent, 4-H Youth Development) will finish with a brief discussion about the 4-H turkey project.
March 25, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Goats
April 8, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Cavies (Guinea Pigs)
April 22, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - TBA
May 6, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - TBA
Past Webinars in the Series
Recordings of past webinars available at https://extension.arizona.edu/az-4-h-ag-home
Nov 19, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: 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.
Dec 3, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Swine Basics
- Dr. Colt Knight (State Livestock Specialist and Assistant Extension Professor for the University of Maine) will be our guest presenter taking us through the process of raising pigs from piglets through bacon. He will touch briefly on many aspects of swine care including nutrition, housing, health, and reproduction. If you’re interested in learning more about raising pigs for meat production join us for this webinar! We will finish with a brief discussion about the 4-H swine project.
Dec 17, 2020 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Horses
- In this webinar Dr. Betsy Greene (UArizona Horse Extension Specialist) provides basic knowledge on how some diseases are transmitted and easy strategies and practices (and some more difficult ones!) that you can put into action right away to decrease the chances for your horse to getting sick. Maddie Officer shares tips that you can use to protect your horse at competitions or group horse activities, and finishes the webinar with a brief discussion on 4-H horse projects.
Jan 14, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Chicken
- EGGcellent Eggs: How chickens lay eggs, why they sometimes lay weird eggs, and how you can make sure your chickens lay healthy eggs that are safe to eat. Ashley Wright (Area Assistant Agent, Livestock) talks about how normal eggs are formed and what can go wrong in the process that causes some of the most common egg abnormalities: lash eggs, rubber eggs, fairy eggs, thin shells, and double yolks. Finally, we discuss animal care and management practices to help your chickens lay normal eggs that are safe for you to eat! Josh Moore (Assistant Agent, 4-H Youth Development) finishes with a brief discussion about the 4-H chicken project.
Jan 28, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Beef
- Beef in the Desert – Ashley Wright (Area Assistant Agent, Livestock) teaches you how Arizona ranchers select cows that will do well in our desert environment. We talk about conformation and genetics, and then you can try your hand at judging a group of heifers with Pima 4-H Agent Josh Moore! Ashley Jeffers-Sample (Assistant Agent, 4-H/FCHS) finishes with a brief discussion about the 4-H beef project.
Feb 11, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Horses
- Physical Evaluation of Hay and Reducing Waste - Hay makes up the majority of most adult horses diets. In this presentation, Dr. Krishona Martinson (University of Minnesota), focuses on how to physically evaluate and select the best hay for your horse. Plus, we will discuss proven, research-based ways to reduce hay waste during feeding. Ashley Jeffers-Sample (Assistant Agent, 4-H/FCHS) finishes with a brief discussion about the 4-H horse project.
Feb 25, 2021 6:00 pm MST AZ 4-H Ag at Home: Animal Projects - Sheep
- From Sheep to Sweater: The importance of wool and it’s history with mankind. Dr. Joselyn Beard (University of Nebraska) talks about the journey wool takes starting from the sheep it grew on then how wool is used for specific jobs. Then we discuss how to judge wool based on its unique character and the job it’s intended for. Ashley Jeffers-Sample (Assistant Agent, 4-H/FCHS) finishes with a brief discussion about the 4-H sheep project.