Farm Bureau hosts equine conference

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COLUMBUS – Horse stable and farm owners, operators and managers, as well as equine enthusiasts who are seeking education and additional information about a myriad of issues related to equine production, management practices and profitability are highly encouraged to consider attending an upcoming Equine Conference hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

The conferences will be held Nov. 16 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Akron, and Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn-Eastgate, Cincinnati.

Each conference will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Topics of interest. Both conferences will feature presentations regarding animal health, zoning, agricultural districts, current agricultural use valuation, and line fence laws.

The Akron conference will also include sessions regarding attractive nuisance, environmental rules and regulations, safety, and how to finance environmental improvements, management practices and structures through various cost-share programs.

The Cincinnati conference will feature additional sessions regarding Ohio’s equine liability law, manure management, insurance, sales tax and other tax-related issues, business management principles, and pasture and hay management for horse farms.

Key resource persons and experts from the Ohio State University Extension, College of Veterinary Medicine and departments of animal sciences, agricultural economics and horticulture and crop sciences, as well as the USDA, Nationwide Insurance, farm bureau staff and health professionals.

Reservations. Reservations are required for both conferences. Registration fees are $25 per person for Farm Bureau members and $50 per person for non-members.

Reservations are due by Nov. 6 for the Akron conference and Nov. 27 for the Cincinnati conference. After both of these respective dates, a late fee of $10 person will be assessed.

The registration fee includes all conference meals, snacks, speaker’s fees and educational information distributed at each conference.

To obtain a registration form contact your county Farm Bureau office; David White at 614-249-2435 or e-mail dwhite@ofbf.org; or Debbie Baldwin at 614-249-2427 or e-mail dbaldwin@ofbf.org.

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