Agriculture – Horse

The Tennessee Master Horse Program is an educational program designed to provide science-based equine nutrition, management and environmental information applicable to all owners and those interested in equine well-being. Using a combination of classroom discussion and hands-on teaching to cover a wide variety of equine-related topics to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to implement best management practices on their operations and improve equine care.

2021 Program dates and topics:

  • January 14: Connect with your County Agent and Responsible Horse Ownership
  • January 21: Pasture Management
  • January 28: Nutrition I (Equine digestive system, feeding fundamentals and rules, forage test, basic rations)
  • February 4: Nutrition II (Rations for work, pregnancy/lactation/growth and feeding special conditions – senior, IR/EMS, starved)
  • February 11: Waste Management
  • February 18: Health I (Diseases and vaccines, monitoring health, emergency care)
  • February 25: Health II (Internal and external parasites)
  • March 4: Health III (Hoof care and common conditions)
  • March 11: Equine Economics
  • March 18: Training Programs
  • March 25: Hot Topics and Graduation

Create a strong business foundation to make better decisions for your farm’s future!

The Tennessee Master Farm Manager focuses on solid business principles to help you better manage your operation. We will focus on helping you utilize resources on your farm efficiently. NEW class starting January 21, 2021.

The Tennessee Master Farm Manager Program reported $109,170 economic impact for Sumner County.

Winter 2021 Sessions

January 21, 2021
Understanding and Creating Financial Statements
January 28, 2021
The Cost of Borrowing
February 4, 2021
Tax Planning: What the Producer Needs to Know & Recordkeeping Helps You Manage the Farm
February 11, 2021
Equipment Purchase Decision Process
February 18, 2021
Veiling the Farm: A look at entity formations in Tennessee, and are any of them right for me?
February 25, 2021
Farm and Management Transition Planning
March 4, 2021
Does Your Lease Agreement Protect You?
March 11, 2021
Current Agriculture Trade Issues

Quick Links

Equine Management: A Word From The Wise

Dr. Jennie Ivey (UT Extension Horse Specialist)​

University of Tennessee – Horse​

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Equine Publications

Equine Extension Articles​