YouTube Channel Addresses Equine Program FAQs

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It's our second installment of Academic Technology Project "Show and Tell"!  Still being somewhat new here, I'm enjoying sharing these pieces of Extension Technology's portfolio as I learn more about the types of projects our department has worked on and the challenges we get to help solve by finding the right Academic Tech-related opportunities.  I hope you're enjoying it too!

Next up: Extension Equine Program YouTube Channel

The Extension Equine Program has been developing a strong web and social media presence over the years to make information available anytime to horse owners and professionals in Minnesota and across the U.S. while not exhausting travel and faculty resources. The team grew interested in expanding their outreach to include short, educational “how to” videos. The team identified several “how to” topics--including pasture sampling, when to initiate grazing, and a demonstration of the importance of weighing hay and grain. These videos address frequently asked questions that are important to the Equine Team’s outreach and that are well-suited to a short demonstration video format. Extension Technology worked to film videos on-location at the St. Paul campus, edit them in a YouTube-friendly format, and support the launch of an Equine Program YouTube Channel.

Image of U of M Equine Extension Program's YouTube page.

This project was selected through the Extension e-Learning Proposal Process. We work with Extension Educators, Program Staff, and Faculty who offer training or education, like the Turf and Ground Field Day, Equine Demonstrations, the Local Foods College, the Serve it Up Safely Course, and the Master Gardener Core Course. They are ready to expand their reach, make education more accessible, and/or collaborate with colleagues and community members at a distance. If this is you and you’re ready for help, contact us for a consultation or propose a project!

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