The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) and Alltech are serving up local brews and expert-led discussions on equine nutrition during Equine News and Brews, held Sept. 12, at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., in Lexington, Ky.

At the September meeting, Laurie Lawrence, PhD, professor in the department of animal and food sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK), will present on performance horse nutrition.

Doors open at 6:00. The free happy hour provides a forum for members of Kentucky’s equine community to hear from experts about the latest news in equine health. Guests will enjoy Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. brews and hors d’oeuvres with two short presentations: a "Sponsor Spotlight" and a "Tips to Use" lecture, focusing on the Kentucky Equine Survey results, presented by C. Jill Stowe, PhD, director of UK Ag Equine Programs.

The keynote presentation, "Selecting The Best Nutrition For Your Performance Horse," with Lawrence begins at 7:30 p.m.

KENA is a program of the Kentucky Horse Council and the UK Equine Initiative. It is an educational and networking dinner series for equine professionals in Kentucky, targeted specifically at those who participate in breeding and reproductive services, instruction, training, boarding, and showing.

The Sept. 12 meeting, while free, is limited to the first 100 registrants. The registration deadline is 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. To register visit