Women Managing Horses

Leading a HorseWhether women just want to learn more about Iowa’s equine industry, or need to find more profitability from their equine business, the course offers something for everyone. Sessions cover financial documentation and breakeven analysis, equine insurance, annual horse health care plans, evaluation of feed rations, marketing an equine business, environmental management, and land use decisions. A variety of  resources are provided to help women consider important management decisions. Every participant receives a certificate at the end of the course. A four-week program on Women Managing Horses will be held in Adair county starting on February 9th.
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays - February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd and March 1st
Location: 154 Public Square, Green Room, Greenfield, IA 50849

Women Managing Horses Schedule



February 9th

Introduction to Women Managing Horses - Dr. Peggy Auwerda, Extension and Outreach Equine Specialist


Managing Finances for Equine Farms and Programs –Timothy Christensen, Farm Management Specialist

February 16th

Nutrition for  Horses - Dr. Peggy Auwerda


Forages for Horses – Meagan Anderson, Field Agronomist

February 23rd

Horse Facilities & Environmental Management - Dr. Peggy Auwerda,


Healthy Horse-Happy Horse - Dr. Beatrice Sponseller

March 2nd

Insurance, Liability and the Horse Business - Jamie Travis, Hometown Insurance & Reality, Creston, IA


Marketing Strategies - Bobbi Finarty, director, Hardin County Extension and Outreach

Contact Terri Raasch (Ag and Outreach Coordinatory), stlraasch@iastate.edu or Peggy Auwerda, peggy@iastate.edu for more information.

Registration https://go.iastate.edu/5NI3C1

Women Managing Horses - Greenfield, Adair County.pdf