Friday, October 24, 2008

Equine Environmental & Liability Awareness Program

The Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) along with Medina County Farm Bureau, NRCS, and Town & Country Seville are presenting the Equine Environmental & Liability Awareness Program to Medina County Equine Operations. The program is set up to address Equine operations facility management in a manner that is friendly to your horses, alpacas, neighbors, and the environment.

The main topics for the program will address

Water Quality

Rules and Regulations

Nutrient Management

Pasture, Hay & Forage Management

Facility Management and Design

Neighbor Relations

Equine Liability Law.

Due to the complexity of these topics, the training session will take place over two evenings

November 19 and 20, 2008 ~ 6:30 to 9:15 each night.

Medina University Tech Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Room 309 (off State Route 162). Deadline for registration is November 14, 2008.

There will be a registration fee to all participants of $20.00 which will be refunded if the participant attends both nights. Farm Bureau members can attend at no charge. Light refreshments will be served.

By attending and completing the training program you will satisfy one of the requirements for a livestock producer to receive cost share assistance from the State or Federal Government programs.

All paid participants will receive a manual for your use and reference. Sorry you cannot receive a manual unless you attend the training sessions. If you have any questions or would like a registration form please feel free to call the office and ask for Jim or Jeff (330.722.2628 ext. 3) or visit our web site at or contact Medina County Farm Bureau at 330.263.SILO.