(Washington, D.C., September 17, 2021): Are you worried about climate change and how its effects are impacting your horses? Between record hot temperatures and smoky air, the summer months have become a dreaded time for many people and their horses. Join American Horse Council on Monday September 20th at 1:00 PM ET to hear from two experts:
Corey Scott, Livestock Services Lead with Truterra LLC, a division of Land O’Lakes Inc., will open with some thoughts and observations on climate change and its possible implications on the equine industry. Truterra is the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, offers the only farmer-owned, farmer-driven food and ag sustainability program in the U.S. Since the program launch in 2016 by Land O'Lakes, Inc., over 1,600 farmers put their trust in the Truterra network to help them advance and accelerate stewardship on 26,000 fields. We partner with forward-thinking farmers, value chain companies, conservation organizations and ag retailers to help better deliver the future of on-farm sustainability. Corey and her husband Darren met through showing quarter horses and currently keep hunter/jumpers at their small farm in Scandia, MN.
John Blackburn, Senior Principal with Blackburn Architecture P.C., co-author of two highly lauded books, American Equestrian Design and Healthy Stables by Design, which focuses on designing facilities that function for the owner and riders while preserving and contributing to the health and safety of the horses . Blackburn had designed for different environments as well as climate change and will speak to the how these impact the design of horse farms. “I encourage the use of common sense barn design as well as the farm design implementing Best Management Practices and I try to show how BMP's guide one to produce a more sustainable farm that is healthy and safe for the horse and compatible with the environment.” – stated Blackburn.
To register for webinar – which will run from 1PM to 2:00 PM EST - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 20th at 10:00 AM ET.