The annual Stateline Equine Education Program will be held on February 24, 2018 from 9:30am – 3:00pm at the Kenosha County Center, located at 19600 75th Street in Bristol. This year the focus of the program will be on equine nutrition and pasture management.
The program will feature a strong slate of speakers, including Dr. Kevin Kline, Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kline speaks on various equine health topics around the country, with research work focusing on effects of feed processing and feed efficiency. He will be leading off the workshop with presentations on matching feed to horse needs and feed quality.
There will be a number of breakout sessions taught by members of the Stateline Equine Education team. Darrel McCauley, UW-Extension Agriculture Educator from Winnebago County and Ellen Phillips, retired University of Illinois Extension Educator will present on pasture management topics. Peg Reedy, retired Walworth County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent will be delving into weed identification and management. Additional breakout topics will focus on hay analysis, rotational grazing, equine supplements, housing, and low-carb diets for horses.
The cost for adults is $25 per person or $40 for two adults. Youth are also encouraged to attend at the reduced rate of $15 per youth. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of registration.