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Best Management Practices for Ranches and Stables



This course will review the best management practices and safety procedures recommended for ranch and stable managers. The emphasis of this course will include barn hygiene, air quality, safety audits, implementing practices to reduce grazing pressure and pasture quality, manage nutrient gains on pastures, manage water flow, and deliberate fencing to reduce impact on nearby streams and waterways. Students will learn the importance of properly managing the natural environment to optimize the health and welfare of horses, including concepts related to natural ecosystems, ecosystem services, and beneficial management practices.


Jun 3, 2024 — Jul 28, 2024

Aug 12, 2024 — Oct 6, 2024

Jan 6, 2025 — Mar 2, 2025

Jun 2, 2025 — Jul 27, 2025


Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1950