Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course
When: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Where: Round Hill Park & Exhibit Farm - Howard R Stewart Visitors Center
934 Round Hill Rd.
Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037
registration deadline: July 29, 2018
Are you a horse farm owner or manager who wants to do right by your horses and the environment? Or maybe you have plans to start a new farm and want to do things right the first time? Penn State Extension has partnered with the Allegheny County Conservation District to help farm owners with these challenges. Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Coursewill use both classroom and hands-on teaching with an activity accompanying each topic to prepare participants to manage their pastures and grazing, soil fertility, weeds, and manure in an environmentally friendly manner.
Thanks to a grant from PA Association of Conservation Districts, the registration fee is greatly reduced!
Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
You should attend if you . . .
- are considering the purchase of a horse or horse farm.
- currently own a horse.
- manage horses for others.
- work with horse farm owners.
- Forage Biology
- Forage Species
- Grazing Management
- Pasture Renovation
- Weed & Toxic Plant Management
- Soil Health & Fertility
- Manure Risks and Benefits
10:00 am Welcome / Introductions
10:15 am Forage Biology & Grazing Management
11:45 am Lunch (provided)
12:15 pm Forage Species Identification & Selection
01:15 pm Pasture Evaluation & Renovation
02:15 pm Brief intro to Soil Fertility (outdoors)
02:30 pm Soil Fertility
10:00 am Review Homework from August 4 Session
10:30 am Weed Management
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm Plants Toxic to Horses
02:30 pm Manure Risks & Benefits
03:00 pm Solutions for Farm Water Problems
Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.