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.
What is Women Managing Horses?
This course offers women an opportunity to learn more about Iowa’s equine industry from a business and production perspective. The USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture reported nearly 55,000 horses, ponies, mules and donkeys on more than 9,000 farms in Iowa. The state’s total sales of equine was $19.7 million, ranking Iowa 11th in the nation.
As horse owners and business managers, women make important decisions about the equine in their care. Horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys are an important part of Iowa’s agricultural economy and landscape.
Sessions cover financial documentation and breakeven analysis, equine insurance, annual horse health care plans, evaluation of feed rations, marketing your equine business, environmental management, and land use decisions.