UMaine Extension Offers Free Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes anyone who owns or cares for equines to participate in the virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series.

Three events, all of which will start at 6:00 p.m., will be held on the following days:

  • On July 11, Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and podcast will share how movement and nutrition benefits horse health.
  • On August 7, Dr. Jaime Garzon, UMaine Extension’s forage specialist, will discuss hay and forage testing, pasture care, and weed management.
  • On September 13, Elissa Ballman will review various insect pests, ways to mitigate bugs, and new research.

The theme for this year is pasture and system management for healthier horses. Topics include rotational grazing, track systems, nutrition, pasture health and forage management, and equine pest control.

Registration is required to receive the webinar links for this free series. For more information and to register, visit the program webpage or the UMaine Extension events page.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.