PHOTO: Stephen Patton, UK Agricultural Communications Specialist
The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Murray State University will co-host a Western Kentucky Equine Farm and Facilities Expo from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 5 at 2105 College Farm Road in Murray. The event is free and open to the public and includes a meal.
The event will give horse owners a chance to see the latest and most profitable horse management techniques. Participants from all sectors of the equine industry can see demonstrations ranging from parasite control to pasture establishment.
“The goal of the expo is to offer applied educational opportunities to Western Kentucky horse owners,” said Bob Coleman, UK extension horse specialist and associate director for undergraduate education in equine science and management.
Experts in parasitology and plant and soil sciences will be on hand to answer questions.
“There will be four speakers who will give informal, hands-on demonstrations that are applicable in the real world,” said Krista Lea, assistant coordinator of UK’s Horse Pasture Evaluation Program and one of the event organizers. “The idea is to give information to attendees that they can take home and use on their own farms.”
Bob Coleman, 859-257-9451; Alyssa Conover, 270-809-7027