August 4, 2010
The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Team is offering an Equine Forage and Facilities Management Field Day from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul campus.
Krishona Martinson, U-M equine specialist, will discuss an overview of equine pasture management, followed by Carey Williams, Rutgers Extension equine specialist, who will discuss supplements for the grazing horse. Program participants will then walk out to the equine grazing research plots and learn how to identify 12 cool-season pasture grasses. A tour of the equine grazing research plots and a discussion of study findings will follow.
The program will conclude with Betsy Greene, equine specialist from the University of Vermont Extension, presenting a research-based option for dealing with mud in high traffic areas, and Mike Westendorf, Rutgers Extension specialist, presenting options for environmentally-friendly manure management.
The cost to attend the program is $20 per person. The fee includes a printed proceeding and light refreshments. Registration is required by August 21 and online registration is available. Contact (800) 876-8636 with online registration questions. The program is recommended for ages 13 and up, but is open to everyone.
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