28th Annual Franklin County Regional Horse Farm Tour

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Friday, August 2nd, 2024

Celebrate 28 Years of Learning and Sharing KnowledgeFriday, August 2, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Area horse owners and equine enthusiasts! Join the Franklin County Center for the The 28th Annual Franklin County Regional Horse Farm Tour. The driving tour will take place Friday, August 2, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and should conclude around 2:30 p.m. Participants gather from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., in the parking lot of the Ag Services Building,103 S. Bickett Blvd. (401/56 East), in Louisburg. The carpooling caravan leaves the Ag Center at 8 a.m. sharp. In addition to the equine farms being visited, educational programs will be conducted at each stop, along with various informational displays at the lunch stop.

Participants will be asked to carpool to the various stops on the tour. This event is $27 per person to participate this year with registration deadline of  August 1st on Eventbrite. Lunch with all the trimmings will be served at Franklin Plaza in Louisburg to those with a meal ticket (at registration).

Topics will include:

  • Economics of barn and fencing layout
  • Discussion about using AI in breeding
  • “Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses,”  Dr. Allison West, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Equine Specialist
  • Riding demonstration
  • “Loading the problem horse,” Lawson Walston, Martin Community College Equine Educational Program, Director
  • “Founder and grazing pastures,”  Dr. Paul D. Siciliano, Professor, Equine Nutrition & Mgmt, NCSU Animal Science Extension Leader
  • “Equine Community Colleges  & equine related Careers,” Lawson Walston, Martin Community College Equine Educational Program, Director

For more information, contact the extension office at 919-496-3344, or Martha Mobley, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu

Register online at the link below by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1st.