Educational event relevant to anyone involved with horses


Horse on Pasture in Tennessee

The UT Institute of Agriculture will host a "Horse Pasture Walk" on Thursday, May 8, from 4 - 6 p.m. CDT at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill. The free educational event is open to anyone with an interest in horse management.  Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA.



SPRING HILL, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture invites horse owners and those involved in the horse industry to learn about environmentally friendly horse farm management practices at a “Horse Pasture Walk.” The event will be held Thursday, May 8, from 4 - 6 p.m. CDT at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center located on Highway 31 in Spring Hill.


Participants will learn environmentally friendly horse farm management practices in a hands-on setting. Topics will include pasture management, weed control and manure management as well as the latest in nutrition and parasite control for horses. This educational program is relevant for anyone involved in the horse industry, from the professional to the first-time horse owner.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested in advance by May 5, 2014. Please register via email to Bridgett McIntosh, UT Extension horse specialist, bmcintosh@utk.edu


Please contact the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at 931-486-2129 for more information.


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, including its system of 10 AgResearch and Education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.


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Contact:

Dr. Bridgett McIntosh, UT Department of Animal Science, bmcintosh@utk.edu