Three Regional Events for Equine Industry and Enthusiasts​


Horse management discussion at East TN AgResearch and Education Center

UT Extension equine specialist ​Jennie Ivey (center) discusses utilizing body condition scoring to make nutritional management decisions during an equine management session held previously at UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center animal and environmental unit near Walland, Tennessee. Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA. Download image​.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture field days are a calendar staple for growers, gardeners and producers every year. For the third year, the field day schedule includes events devoted to horse management and everything equine. 

For three consecutive Thursdays in September, horse owners, business operators and equine enthusiasts of all ages, including children, are invited to learn about different facets of horse management. UT Extension veterinarian Lew Strickland and UT Extension equine specialist Jennie Ivey, among others, will discuss horse management topics ranging from body condition scoring to dental aging to deworming recommendations and more. The agenda for each location will also include a visitation session with the speakers over dinner. 

Each event is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time, includes dinner and is open to the public. Preregistration is not required, but it is encouraged to ensure an accurate number of meals. Dates and locations are listed below: 

September 13, UTIA Campus, Brehm Animal Science Building in Knoxville
September 20, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill
September 27, Ames Plantation in Grand Junction

To register or for more information, contact Ivey at 865-974-3157 or by email at jzivey@utk.edu​. When registering, please be prepared to share the location you will be attending, the number in your party, your address and phone number. 

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu​.

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Contact:

Jennie Ivey, PH.D., PAS, UT Extension Equine Specialist, jzivey@utk.edu