Horse pasture management seminar at Witter Center

Maintaining horse pastures is the focus of a half-day seminar for horse owners and caretakers on Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.–noon at the University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town.

Topics include improving the nutritional quality of horse pastures, innovative grazing strategies, weed control, managing heavy-use areas, and preventing soil erosion and water pollution. Speakers will include university faculty from the Northeast with active programs in equine pasture management. The seminar is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center.

The seminar is free; a $5 donation per person is suggested. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Melissa Libby, 207.581.2788,  or Robert Causey, 207.922.7475, More information also is available online.