UT Institute of Agriculture to host educational event in Middle Tennessee

Horse on Pasture in Tennessee
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is offering a “Horse Pasture Walk” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Spring Hill. Photo courtesy of UTIA.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is offering a “Horse Pasture Walk” on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event is scheduled for 5 – 7 p.m. at the Equine Extension and Research Center at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center located in on Highway 31 in Spring Hill, Tenn.

Participants will learn environmentally friendly horse farm management practices including how to manage pastures and provide optimal nutrition for horses, how to control weeds through rotational grazing and how to manage and compost horse manure.


The horse pasture walk is supported by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Non-Point Source Pollution 319 Grant.

This event is open and free to the public. No registration is required.


Please contact the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at 931-486-2129 for more information. A map to the center is located online at http://middle.tennessee.edu/


The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch with its 10 AgResearch and Educations centers and UT Extension offices in every county of the state.


###

Contact:

Dr. Bridgett McIntosh, 931-486-2777, bmcinto3@utk.edu