Michigan State University Extension offers Fall Equine Program

The MSUE Fall Equine educational program is set to take place in four locations across the state starting Oct. 24, 2012.

Michigan State University Extension is offering equine owners and individuals interested in the equine industry the Fall Equine educational program. The intent of the program is to discuss pertinent topics related to challenges the equine industry is currently facing. This educational program is set to take place in four locations across the state. Locations include: the MSU Pavilion on Wednesday, Oct. 24; Jackson County MSU Extension Office on Thursday, Oct. 25; Livingston County East Complex Building on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and the Allegan County MSU Extension Office on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The program is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and end by 9:30 p.m. at all locations.

Topics to be covered include: “Horse Pasture Revitalization” by Mike Metzger, MSU Extension Educator, “Horse Health Considerations by a Local Veterinarian, Feeding Alternative Forages” by Karen Waite and “MSU Equine Extension Specialist and Manure Happens … Now What?” by Tom Guthrie, MSU Extension Educator.

Registration fee for the Fall Equine program is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Registration deadline for the MSU Pavilion and Jackson meetings is Oct. 19, 2012. Registration deadline for the Livingston and Allegan meetings is Nov.  2, 2012. Those interested can register online. For additional registration information you may contact Carla McLachlan at 517-432-5402 or email her at MCLACHL2@msu.edu.

For more information on the Fall Equine program you may visit the Jackson County Connections website. You may also contact Tom Guthrie at 517-788-4292 or guthri19@anr.msu.edu.

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