UK Agriculture extension agents to host 11th annual Pastures Please!! event Jan. 22 in Georgetown

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By Madeline Regis
Special to KyForward

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a Pastures Please!! pasture maintenance workshop from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Scott County Extension office, 1130 Cincinnati Road in Georgetown. 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 and general pasture management.

(Photo by Jimmy Henning, UK Ag)

“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 agriculture and natural resources 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.”

“Attending this meeting will give farm managers the skills required to improve the quality and productivity of pastures,” said Ray Smith, UK forage extension specialist.

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

UK Ag Equine Programs is part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Madeline Regis writes for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

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