2018 UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held May 31
The University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo on Thursday, May 31, 3:30 – 8 p.m. EDT, at Knapper Farm, 485 Chatham Ln in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided for those in attendance.
Farm managers and horse owners alike will have the opportunity explore booths and see displays featuring all aspects of horse farm management. Speakers will present on utilizing cost sharing, weed control, rotational grazing, ryegrass, and maintaining healthy horses.
“This event helps people to work with stakeholders and put new research into action,” said Mick Peterson, PhD, director of UK Ag Equine programs.
Krista Lea, MS, research analyst and coordinator of the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, added, “The Equine Farm and Facilities Expo targets small and mid-sized operations with the aim of improving pasture and facility management. We try to provide relevant information and practices that can be implemented on any farm.
“This year’s focus will be on cost share opportunities, many of which are only recently available to horse operations,” she continued. “These programs aim to improve the economic sustainability of the operation while protecting its natural resources. The Knappers are a great example of a small farm utilizing these funds to improve their business while protecting the land.”
Author: Hailee Adams