Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMD Intro to Equine Nutrition Clinic

The UMD Equine Extension team is pleased to announce an Introduction to Equine Nutrition Clinic on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Please see the attached brochure for registration details or register online at

Instructors for the day include University of Maryland's own Dr. Amy Burk and Dr. Charlie Apter, Dodon Farm's Erin Pittman, and Dr. Justin Sobota of South Mountain Equine. 

Through a combination of lectures and demonstration, equine professionals and casual horse enthusiasts alike will gain a basic understanding of the equine digestive anatomy, nutritional requirements, and how to manage nutritionally related disorders. During demonstration, students will learn to body condition score a horse, accurately assess feed weight and forage quality, and evaluate a ration. Anyone is welcome to register; no experience is necessary.

Registration deadline is October 24, 2014 and space is limited so register today!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



Owning a horse can be an expensive responsibility. The cost of owning a horse goes beyond the purchase price.  Learn what the average annual cost is to own a horse and cost saving tips to keep in mind during the year to save money!

Date:                     Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Location:             Wicomico Extension Office, 28647 Old Quantico Road, Salisbury, MD
Time:                    6:00-8:00pm
Cost:                      $10.00 per person (4-H members free)

Light refreshments will be provided along with door prizes during the program. Pre-registration is requested as space is limited.  Cost of the program is $10.00 per person.  Register online at If mailing in a check, please make check payable to Worcester County Extension EAC.


  • When you and a friend register online take $5 off the registration fee by entering “friend” in the Promotion code box. 
  • Current 4-H members can attend at no cost! Register online and enter “4-H” in the Promotion code box.

  Any questions, please contact Jessie Flores at 410-632-1972.

Jessie Flores
Agriculture Faculty Extension Assistant

Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, & Worcester Counties
P.O. Box 219, 305 Bank St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863

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