New 2012 Equine Management Program

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University and ISU Extension and Outreach are offering a new, customized equine management program. Equine Management will give Iowa horse farm or ranch owners an educational program created for their facility.

“We are providing the program in this way so we can focus on the specifics of a well-managed horse environment that promotes good horse health and safety,” said Peggy Miller, equine science associate professor at Iowa State University. “Throughout the program we will encourage proper land and facility management practices that enhance property value, and promote successful horse ownership experiences.”

Participation in the customized Equine Management program includes:

  • Two farm/ranch visits from an Iowa State specialist
  • Soil analysis
  • Fertility recommendations
  • Forage quality analysis (if possible) and species identification
  • Poisonous plant identification and weed control recommendations
  • Feeding program analysis
  • Overall facilities assessment
  • Manure management recommendations
  • Phone and email support
  • Supporting fact sheets and supplemental information
  • Customized pasture and grazing management plans

Cost of the program is $650 and is limited to the first 25 Iowa horse farms that participate. More information is available at http://horse.public.iastate.edu. To schedule a visit or for more information contact Dale Miller at dmill@iastate.edu or 641 842-2014; or Peggy A. Miller at peggy@iastate.edu or 515 294-5260.

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