Farm Management Webcasts to Air

January 3, 2009 on 2:53 am | In A Bit of Information | No Comments
Horse owners who are looking for help in managing their farms in an environmentally friendly way can get free information during a webcast series from My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest.


The webcasts, set for Jan.13, Feb.10 and March 10, will all begin at 7 p.m. EST. Participants can choose to take part in one or all three. The first one will feature Jenifer Nadeau, associate professor of animal science at the University of Connecticut. She will offer an introduction to getting the most from horse pastures and how to manage manure in an environmentally friendly way.

“The majority of horse owners enjoy spending time outside and are concerned about the environment,” Nadeau said. ”This webcast will provide a variety of ideas about ways in which horse owners can help protect the environment through pasture management, manure management, runoff management, stream and riverbank management, and facility management.

The Feb. 10 webinar will feature Dave Freeman, professor of animal science at Oklahoma State University, who will discuss pasture management for horse acreages.
“Small acreages with large numbers of horses, along with little knowledge about agronomic practices for farms, are typical scenarios of horse ownership across the United States.  Horse owners have to reposition themselves to become ‘grass managers’ if pastures are going to work out,” he says.

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