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Successful Women Managing Horses Program

Successful Women Managing Horses Program

By Peggy Auwerda and Madeline Schultz

January 23, 2020

 

No doubt about it, women are the majority owners and caretakers of horses, with some studies putting women horse ownership at 90 percent compared to men, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. The American Horse Council Federation in conjunction with the Innovation Group (2017), reported the equine industry contributes  $122 billion to the U.S. economy, employing 1.74 million people. In Iowa, horse ownership is big business, with 55,000 horses, mules or donkeys owned or sold, generating sales revenue of $19.7 million, according to the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture. As horse owners and business managers, women make important decisions about the equine in their care. Educational opportunities that present relevant information on industry issues and foster engagement between producers, owners, and allied industry members, are needed and can help contribute to the success of the industry.

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Women Managing Horses at Spencer, Iowa in person and online via Zoom begins Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:00pm

Women Managing Horses | Spencer, Iowa and Online | Begins Thursday, February 18, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Managing Horses beginning Thursday, February 18 in person at Spencer, Iowa and online. The course continues February 25, March 4 and March 11, 2021. Classes are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a light meal served at 5:45 p.m. The in person classes will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 311 2nd Ave. W, Spencer, Iowa. Attendees may also participate online. Cost is $75.

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