Keeping Your Equine Business a Vibrant Part of Rural Communities
Date: December 18, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Webinar will present both the economic impact of the educational program to equine businesses an share recommendations for conducting similar on-line educational programming.
To view webinar go to: http://connect.msu.edu/ncrcrd.
There are over 1 million horses and 162,000 horse farms in the north central region, where over 70 percent of horse owners live in rural communities of 50,000 or less. Most equine-related businesses, including breeding, training, boarding and riding schools, are located in rural America and support not only their immediate community but larger spectator aspects of the industry such as racing and showing.
Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, and Iowa State University developed an equine business education program targeted for the North Central Region but is applicable nationwide. Each state hosted a simultaneous Extension conference with a single presenter at each of four locations while the other three presentations were broadcast through an interactive webinar. Additionally, social media such as the Equine Business Network Facebook page and Equine Biz blog were developed. For more details go to: http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/webinars