Equines and the Environment:
Minimizing Impact on Water QualityA tour of Spy Coast Farm is included in the evening's events.
Tammy Barnes, Cooperative Extension Associate for University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment will offer KENA attendees insight into the best equine management practices for the preservation of water quality on horse farms and equine facilities. Horse farms that enact water conservation practices not only add value to a property, they also promote horse health.
Horse and equine facility owners have become increasingly aware of manure management and how its mismanagement could negatively impact water quality and the environment in which they ride. Barnes’ presentation will provide affordable, implementable steps to minimize the environmental impact of manure; she will also offer possible funding sources for these measures. Additional topics discussed will include riparian areas, heavy-use areas, waster capture, composting and manure management.
Stricter water quality regulations are forthcoming, and it behooves horse and farm owners to be informed and proactive about possible changes they may have to implement to operate in accordance with local and federal laws.
Included with each KENA ticket is a tour Spy Coast Farm, one of the premier sport-horse farms in the country. Located on 800 acres adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park, KENA attendees will tour their state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, Stallion Barn, CEM Quarantine, Young Horse Development Center and Reproduction Center before sitting down to a meal in the brand-new Equine Education Center.
Spy Coast Farm Equine Education Center is located at
3700 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Kentucky Horse Council signage will the entrance.
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