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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

When floods or fires come across our landscapes, our first thoughts are for our family and home, but our livestock are impacted by these disasters in many ways. This webinar will show horse owners many practical things that should be done to reduce risks to horses during fires, floods and storms. The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall invites all horse owners to attend this webcast at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. It will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Extension office located at 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth.

The first presenter will be Karen Waite who is an equine Extension specialist in Michigan and teaches and advises equine students in the MSU Department of Animal Science. In her Extension role, she coordinates the adult equine Extension program and the Michigan Equine Survey, and is the director of leadership development for My Horse University. In addition, she oversees the youth equine Extension program and is active with eXtension Horse Quest.

The second presenter will be Scott Cotton who is a University of Wyoming area agriculture educator and Extension disaster education delegate. His experience in working over two decades with three land-grant universities, combined with his previous experience as a deputy sheriff, firefighter and EMT, has led to him taking an active role in managing animal and agricultural disaster response efforts related to a number of regional and national wildfires, floods and severe winter storms. A family background of raising horses since the mid-1880s adds to his perspective, which blends research-based principles with field experience in helping horses and other livestock survive disasters.

There is no registration fee and the parking fee is waived for those who pre-registration before 5 p.m. on Monday, March 7. Registration can be done on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration. The real benefit from these webinars is the discussion with other attendees after the webinar concludes. If there are less than five registrations, the program will be cancelled.

For more information contact the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1946.

 

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