UPDATE: Have some wine and learn about equine diet at forums around the state

The educational and fun evenings of “wine and equine” that debuted last year are returning this month under the auspices of Rutgers University and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The series begins June 27 at  Dorsett Arabians, 169 Russell Mill Road in Woolwich Towsnhip. The second session is set for June 29 at Centenary University’s Equestrian Center, 12-56 Califon Road, Long Valley. The meeting slated for June 20 at Rutgers has been cancelled.

The meetings, which will run from 6-8 p.m., are going to focus on equine nutrition and diet management. The idea is to help reduce nutrient excess waste and runoff into the environment.

Those attending will be exposed to some of the latest environmental research for horse farms, while obtaining information on how to manage horses’ diet to decrease nutrient excess. Presenters will discuss funding opportunities available through NRCS. It’s also a chance to network with others involved in horse farms around the state.

Each of the evenings will feature wine tasting from local wineries, talks and demonstrations by Rutgers faculty and NRCS staff and light appetizers.

There is no admission charge, but registration is required. Contact  Mike Westendorf at michael.westendorf@rutgers.edu or  Carey Williams at carey.williams@rutgers.edu .


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