Summary: Did you know that each horse makes about 50 pounds of manure EVERY DAY? Nutrients in manure and urine can get into ground- and surface waters, potentially making them undrinkable. Both nationally and internationally, water quality is becoming a very serious issue. The good news is that properly managing manure and pastures is neither difficult nor impossibly expensive. This webinar will explain how to properly utilize best management practices (BMPs), allowing a farm to flourish and stay productive, and protecting our water, a most precious resource. BMPs are practical, cost-effective and science-based techniques that may already be in use on your farm or boarding facility. Watch this webinar to find out how to keep the horse, the farm and the water at its best.
Speaker Bio: For over seven years, Jamie Cohen has worked for University of Florida/IFAS Marion County Extension, educating on water quality, waste management and natural resources conservation issues. Although her work is largely done in Marion County, Jamie is the only one involved with equine farm management BMPs, so she provides additional services and education statewide. A horse professional for 16 years before becoming the farm outreach coordinator, Jamie has managed prominent show barns and has extensive experience with veterinary medicine and in the Thoroughbred industry. She has competed with hunters, jumpers and event horses throughout her life, even doing a little hunter pacing and fox hunting. Currently, she is also working toward becoming a C-1 Steward for the United States Equestrian Federation.