The 2018 Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show this year will be held on Sept. 20 it was announced by the UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County recently. The annual event focuses on the equine production as it relates to sport, including racing and competitive event, and recreational horses.
The theme for the 2018 educational program is “Filling In The Blanks”. This University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service program is designed to provide Florida horsemen and horsewomen with current equine management information and a “working” trade show.
The Trade Show will open at 8:00 am and the seminars will begin at 8:30 am. Highlights of the educational program include the following topics and speakers:
“Horse Pasture: More Than Just A Turnout Paddock”
Marcelo Wallau, PhD.; Forages Extension Specialist, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, University of Florida
“Managing Manure Through Composting”
Caitlin Bainum, Ag and Natural Resources Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County
“Equine Ophthalmology and Eye Health”
Caryn Plummer, D.V.M.; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
“Horse Training Methods for Mounted Archery Horses”
(Live Animal Demo) Lukas Novotny, Umatilla, FL
“Experiential Breakout Sessions” (3 stations, 20 minutes each)
Weed ID, Proper Saddle and Pad Fitting, Equine Health and Bio-Security, University of Florida Extension Agents and Specialists
Carissa Wickens, PhD., UF/IFAS Extension Horse Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
Each paid participant registration will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $50 gift certificates good at Tack Shack of Ocala, Inc. or Tack Shack Too. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the program on Sept. 20.
Registration includes admission to all seminars, trade show, a printed copy of the speakers’ papers, refreshment breaks and catered lunch.
Early registration is $35 if on or before Sept. 10. Student registration is $20 (student ID required). FTBOA registration is $25 (membership card required). On-site registration or late registration (after Sept. 10) is $75.
Trade Show Exhibitor Information: Sponsorship levels are available starting at $150. For a detailed description of specific sponsorship level benefits, go to http://cflag.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml or phone 352-671-8400.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Shuffitt at the Marion County Extension Office (352) 671-8400 or Ed Jennings (352) 486-5131. They will do everything they can to assist you.
Follow the link below to register.