ROME, N.Y. — Do you know what the most important nutrient for horses is? Or maybe what the two types of forages are called? If you answered “Water” and “Grasses and Legumes” you are as smart a 4-H’er!
On January 31st 4-H members from Oneida and Madison counties gathered at the Runnings store on Rome-Taberg Road in Rome, NY to learn about equine nutrition and how to pick the right feed for their horse. Heather Jaquay, the Nutrena feed representative, taught 16 youth and 14 volunteers all about the nutrients a horse requires and how to read the fed tags to find the best fit for your horse. She also provided everyone with handouts and Nutrena feed coupons as well as pizza and soda.
Runnings also generously donated grooming tote bags, complete with a set of brushes inside to each 4-H member that attended! Everyone had a great time! Thank you so much to Runnings, Nutrena Feed and Heather Jaquay for supporting our 4-H youth! If you would like more information on the Oneida County 4-H Program, please contact Lisa Farney at 315-736-3394, Ext. 122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
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