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SDSU Extension launches iGrow Horses

BROOKINGS, SD – An exciting new service for horse enthusiasts launches Feb. 1 – iGrow Horses, courtesy of SDSU Extension. “iGrow Horses” is a Web portal for up-to-date news and information about the equine industry.

Visit http://www.iGrow.org/livestock/horses to stay current about horse health and production; local, regional and national equine events; emerging equine issues; and news from the SDSU Equine Program.

To serve the numerous horse owners who own or rent properties for their equine partners, iGrow Horses will feature a “Small Acreage” tab to address general acreage ownership issues, including; natural resource management, goal setting, facility design and common acreage practice how to’s.

Specific topics will include: materials for corrals, shelters and fences; buying quality, affordable hay; grazing management; forage and water quality testing; manure management; and a look at other acreage enterprises such as niche livestock opportunities.

Articles written by industry experts will also cover helpful hints for caring for horses and, the latest scientific research and what it means to you and your horse. New information will be available weekly, so plan to visit often and learn with us.

For more information about iGrow Horses, contact SDSU Extension Equine Specialist, Rebecca Bott, leader of iGrow Horses, at 605-688-5412 or rebecca.bott@sdstate.edu; or Extension Small Acreage Field Specialist, Mindy Hubert, leader of iGrow Horses: Small Acreages, at 605-394-2236 or mindy.hubert@sdstate.edu.

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