Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Conservation webinar focuses on managing small horse farms

The National Association of Conservation District’s Urban and Community Conservation committee will host a webinar featuring the ways organizations can help horse owners on small acreage protect their land and water resources. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water will explain how horse owners are helped to manage their land in the best way possible for horse health and the environment through consultation, workshops, farm tours, and educational materials. Bobbi Lindemulder with Snohomish Conservation District in Washington state will show how her district teaches landowners to manage their pastures, prevent mud and manure problems, keep weeds at bay, and more.  Horse owners may find the methods used by these two organizations of interest, both as potential contacts and by highlighting what might become negative impacts if not controlled properly.

To join the conversation, email NACD’s Debra Bogar and tune in Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. To view archived webinars, head to NACD’s website, www.nacdnet.org.

Information provided by the Crittenden County Conservation District.