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Best Management Practices for Equines

Mar 1, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Strafford Saddlery, 5967 Woodstock Rd. (Route #4), Quechee, VT

COST: Free



Wondering about the new Required Agricultural Practices and what that means for your equine operation? Looking for ways to improve your horse pastures? Worried about weeds? Questions about the financial aspect of boarding horses, or even just owning a few? We’ll look at all these questions and more following presentations by three knowledgeable people that spend much of their time out in the field.



Come learn with:



* Kimberly Hagen, Grazing Specialist with the Center for Sustainable Agriculture at UVM Extension. Kimberly has worked with numerous farmers across the state providing technical assistance for best management practices for their pastures and for their animals, including horses and she owns two herself.

* Betsy Miller of the UVM Extension Farm Viability program, will be discussing basic financial management tools and techniques to aid in farm decision making. Betsy has over 10 years’ experience working with all types of farmers in farm management and business planning.
* Kaitlin Hayes grew up in Vermont and workscurrently as an Agricultural Water Quality Specialist in the Water Quality Division of the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. Her work focuseson education, outreach, and providing technical assistance surrounding agricultural water quality regulations, in addition to working on the legal and policy aspects of agricultural water quality in Vermont.



To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu by February 9 so we may assist you.



CONTACT: Register for this free workshop by contacting Carole at
(774) 563-0713or helgapinkie@gmail.com.