Rutgers Equine Science Center Announces Equine Pasture Walk Workshop

New Brunswick, N.J. – Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Equine Science Center are pleased to announce an educational “Equine Pasture Walk” workshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. This workshop will take place at the Ryders Lane Best Management Practices Demonstration Horse Farm in New Brunswick, NJ from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

Rutgers pasture experts will discuss cutting-edge grazing research comparing continuous and rotational grazing systems. Participants will learn how to evaluate their own pastures using techniques from the study such as soil sampling, forage sampling, understanding these test results, measuring forage height, and identifying grasses and weeds. Participants will see the visual differences between rotational and continuous grazing systems, in addition to hearing some data from the research study.

Registration is $10 payable by cash, or check made out to “Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey”. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Please see the registration form.

Directions to the farm are available at http://esc.rutgers.edu/research/ryders-lane-farm/directions/. Google Maps is accurate if you search for “Equine Research Facility, New Brunswick, NJ.”

For additional information contact Laura Kenny at: Kenny@aesop.rutgers.edu