UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop

The 2018 program will focus on reestablishing pastures and weed control.

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University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs will host its 11th Pastures Please!! pasture maintenance workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The event is free, and snacks will be provided prior to the event by McCauley’s Feeds.

Horse owners, farm owners, and farm managers will have the opportunity to listen to several informative talks from forage extension specialists about seeding, weeding, pasture maintenance, and general pasture management.

“The Pastures Please program has impacted a multitude of people involved in the equine industry by teaching pasture management methods and practices that extend the grazing season and reduce the need for purchased forage,” said Michelle Simon, Scott County Extension Agent. “The 2018 program will focus heavily on reestablishment and weed control, both of which provide environments for healthier, better producing horses. Every horse owner is encouraged to attend.”

Ray Smith, PhD, forage extension specialist from UK’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, added, “Attending this meeting will give farm managers the skills required to improve the quality and productivity of pastures.”

Please RSVP to your local county agent or to the Scott County Extension Office at 502/863-0984 or dl_ces_scott@email.uky.edu. For more information about this or other UK Ag Equine Programs events, visit http://www.ca.uky.edu/equine.

Maddie Regis is the communications and student relations intern with UK Ag Equine Programs.


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