Equine forum planned in Harrisburg area to discuss current issues in industry

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HARRISBURG, Pa.. — The Pennsylvania Equine Council and the Penn State University Equine Program will host this year’s State Horse Council Advisory Committee’s Fall issues forum and the Pennsylvania Equine Council’s annual meeting at the Holiday Inn East Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Nov. 6-8.

Kickoff tours

The three day program will begin Nov. 6 with tours of area horse farms and Eby trailer headquarters in Blue Ball, Pa., followed by a social dinner at the Shady Maple Restaurant.

Highlighting Nov. 7 programs will be an educational forum focusing on equine environmental stewardship and “Is Your Farm Green?” The Environmental Issues Forum will focus on several new nutrient management regulations that are now regulating the equine industry.

Other topics will include pasture management, laminitis and manure resources, with discussions led by renowned speakers from across the country.

The day’s activities will conclude with a reception and an American Horse Council update with Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council.

The keynote address will be given Nov. 7 by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.

Sunday, Nov. 8, will consist of the annual meetings for the State Horse Council American Council SHCAC and the Pennsylvania Equine Council.

To register

More information about the 2009 Equine Issues Forum and Annual PEC Meeting, including registration forms, schedules and more, can be found at the PEC web site, http://www.pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.com or by calling Dr. Ann Swinker at 814-865-7810 or by e-mail: swinker@psu.edu.

Deadline for registration is Oct. 30.

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Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fosterk96. More Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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