Category Archives: Happenings

Updates from our Sustainable Agriculture Team

We wrapped up the 2019 season feeling pretty good about the amount of food that we grew and the systems that we created, maintained and/or refined. Our last distribution of the season was the week of Thanksgiving and since then … Continue reading

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Tollgate Farm 4-H Club: January on the Farm

The Club spent the month of January focused on animal science and community service. We completed an activity on beef, learning breeds, anatomy and care.  Also another ultrasound session was held to use the ultrasound to check on the goats … Continue reading

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Tollgate Farm 4-H Club is Looking Forward to the Arrival of Lambs and Kids!

Now that breeding season has come to a close, we think that we have 4 pregnant sheep and 7 pregnant goats. This was confirmed by a recent activity using a veterinary ultrasound to confirm pregnancies, a unique experience for our … Continue reading

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Watershed Wonderings and The Journey of Water

Tollgate education staff visited a 5th grade in Farmington Schools to kick off a yearlong investigation of the health of the waters that make up the Rouge watershed. We wondered why should we care about water quality? Why, as scientists, … Continue reading

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2019 MSU Tollgate Farm Pumpkinfest

A child’s eyes twinkled as she watched the pumpkin trebuchet launch high into the air and land hard on the ground below. Adults and children handled furry tarantulas, explored historic toys, performed a cow eye dissection, and visited with our … Continue reading

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