A day-long course is being offered this fall to give Virginia horse-farm owners the opportunity to learn about conservation practices that can benefit farming operations and local water quality.
Healthy Land for Healthy Horses: A Short Course on Pasture and Manure Management will be held in four locations across Virginia. The course will cover conservation specific to horse farms. Topics such as soil fertility, grazing management, plant identification and nutrient management will be discussed. Hands-on activities will complement classroom lectures.
The course is $35 per person and includes lunch. Advance registration is required. Online registration is available at www.vaforages.org.
Dates and locations are as follows. Each course covers the same material.
The course is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council.