UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo — May 30

UK Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 – 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30th, at Olive Hill Sporthorses, 4746 Huffman Mill Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided for those in attendance.   Farm managers and horse owners alike will have the opportunity explore visitor booths and see displays for every aspect of horse farm management. Speakers will provide educational talks about harnessing on-farm solar potential, overseeding damaged pasture, weed control on horse farms and utilizing hay feeders to reduce waste. “With all of the rain in 2018 and early 2019, many pastures are thin and damaged. Part of this program will be focused on how to help pastures recover and prevent that type of damage in the future,” Ray Smith, UK forage extension specialist.

“Brian and Diana have a unique facility that horse owners of all types will enjoy seeing,” said Krista Lea, research analyst and coordinator of the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program. Please RSVP. Email or call the Fayette Extension Office at 859-257-5582 to register. Olive Hill Sporthorses offers a sales and training program and is owned/operated by UK College of Ag alums Brian and Diana Conlon and hosts the UK Equestrian Team, hunt seat division. ~ Holly Wiemers, UK Ag. Equine Programs