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Escambia County Equine Field Day

The Escambia County Equine Field Day is a hands-on learning opportunity for horse owners and enthusiasts in the western panhandle of Florida. Participants will be educated in the areas of equine vaccinations, hoof & leg care, nutrition, pasture weed control, exercise physiology, and other relevant topics. Industry professionals, Extension faculty and a local veterinarian will lead interactive workshops to engage the audience in current topics related to the Florida equine industry.

Agenda

 

8:30       Registration/check-in

9:00       Welcome/Introductions

 

9:15       Morning breakouts I (25 min each)

              Hoof & Lower Leg Care for Durability

              Equine Spinal Manipulation for Increased Performance

 

10:15     Break/informal meeting with speakers

 

10:45     Morning breakouts II (25 min each)

              Pasture weed management of invasive & noxious weeds

              Equine biosecurity & Vaccination Protocols

 

11:45     Lunchtime topics (lunch provided)

              Budgeting for Nutrition Management of Your Horse

              USDA Assistance for Equine Operations (NRCS)

 

1:00-1:30 Wrap-up, Evaluations & meeting time with Speakers

The Escambia County Equine Field Day will be held at the Escambia County 4-H Livestock Facility at 5701 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577.

Pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate food preparation. The cost of registration is $10 per person, free for 4-H & FFA youth. You may mail your RSVP & registration fee to: Escambia County Extension Service, Attn: Nick Simmons, 3740 Stefani Rd., Cantonment, FL 32533. Please make checks payable to The University of Florida.

Registration is due by Sept. 4th.

For more information, contact Nick Simmons, Commercial Livestock Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, 850-475-5230 or n.simmons@ufl.edu.