The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a horse forage field day on Wednesday, August 17 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center. 

The field day will begin with brief research updates on the following projects; round-bale feeder design affects hay waste and economics during horse feeding,equine grazing preferences and persistence of cool-season grasses,yield and quality of cool-season grasses under horse grazing, and the effect of soaking hay on carbohydrate removal.   Following the research updates, participants will walk to the near-by horse grazing research area for hands-on grass identification and to view the recently grazed plots for a discussion on horse grazing preference and pasture management.

The cost to attend the field day is $10 per person which includes a program proceeding and light refreshments.  Online registration is available at and the registration deadline is Monday, August 15.  The field day is recommended for ages 13 and up, but is open to everyone. Additional information can be found at  Contact Krishona Martinson ( with additional questions.  

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