LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agents and Ag Equine Programs will host the 12th annual Pastures Please!! pasture management workshop from 5:30-8 p.m. EST on Feb. 21.
“We are excited to once again offer this program in person and aim to cover current issues facing horse farms, such as reducing costs and looking at new herbicides that are available,” said Krista Lea, coordinator of the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program and one of the event organizers.
The event is hosted annually by Central Kentucky extension agents. Horse owners and farm managers will have the opportunity to listen to several expert talks, including information about evaluating pasture health, controlling foxtail and buttercup in horse pastures and dangerous plants that shouldn’t be in pastures.
“Pastures Please is a program that offers equine producers knowledge of the best management practices as they relate to pastures, forages and equine health, in-turn making their operations more profitable and sustainable,” said Beau Neal, Fayette County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources education.
Support for the event has been provided by Central Equipment, Derby State Equipment Sales, Farm Credit Mid-America, Hallway Feeds, McCauley Bros. Feed, Robert Davis & Sons Hay and Straw Inc. and Tribute Equine Nutrition.
Those interested in participating in this free event can register online at https://PasturesPlease2022.eventbrite.com or by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at 859-257-5582.
Kentucky Cooperative Extension and UK Ag Equine Programs are part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
— Holly Wiemers, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment