Women Managing Horses

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 6:00pm
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Whether 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 Boone county starting on October 4th.
Time: 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Dates: Wednesdays - Oct. 4th, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25
Location: Boone County Extension, 1327 SE Marshall St., Boone, IA 50036

Leading a stallion


Women Managing Horses Schedule



Oct. 4th

Introduction to Women Managing Horses - Peggy Auwerda, Extension and Outreach Equine Sspecialist


Managing Finances for Equine Farms - Kelvin Liebold, Farm Management Specialist

Oct. 11th

Insurance for the Horse Business - Tancy Colburn Becker, Colburn & Son, Inc.


Horse Facilities and Environmental Management - Peggy Auwerda

Oct. 18th

Evaluating Rations for Horses - Peggy Auwerda


Forages for Horses –Meagan Anderson, Field Agronomist

Oct. 25th

Keeping the Horse Healthy – Dr. Taylor Isberner, Iowa Equine


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

Contact Jess Sodersrum, Boone County Ag and Outreach Coordinator, jlsoder@iastate.edu , Katherine Mackenzie, Story County Ag & Natural Resources Coordinator, katmack@iastate.edu, or Peggy Auwerda, peggy@iastate.edu for more information.