Horse owner? Learn about pasture possibilities

Did you know Central New York is the home to 32,000 horses?

Well-managed pastures are the key to reducing feed costs to horse owners and during the grazing months can reduce the time spent completing barn chores. Horse owners are invited to attend a twilight pasture walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday July 30 at Daniluk Farm and Stables, located at 2277 W. Genesee Turnpike (NYS Route 5), just west of Camillus.

Featured speaker for the event will be John Wickham. Wickham has been on staff at the Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District and has served as the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative consultant since 2001. Wickham has grazed as many as 60 horses over the years on his horse and dairy farm. He will be discussing pasture basics including maximizing grass growth, controlling overgrazing and poisonous plants.

This meeting is sponsored by the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County through the Graze NY program. To learn more about Daniluk Farm and Stables, visit their Web site at danilukfarmandstables.com. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County provides equal program and employment opportunities. For more information or accommodation of special needs, please contact Bobbie Harrison at 424-9485 ext. 226 or e-mail at rmh27@cornell.edu

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