Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more.

Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop
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University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service agents and the UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Please!! 6 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place, in Lexington.

The free annual event is particularly relevant for horse owners and farm managers interested in the latest information about pasture management.

“This event is well-attended by horse farms large and small,” said Ray Smith, PhD, UK professor and forage extension specialist. “It serves as a great reminder to managers to begin planning for the upcoming grazing season. We have put together a strong lineup covering topics that are relevant to Central Kentucky.”

This year’s program, sponsored by McCauley Brothers Inc., will feature talks from UK researchers that include managing pastures to reduce tall fescue toxicosis, grazing novel tall fescues with confidence, the top 10 poisons for horses in Kentucky, and pasture weed

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