Caring for Your Horse and Farm Workshop

Horse in a stable

The Credit River watershed has a lot of Equine farmers. These farms are diverse, ranging from small-scale hobby farms to elaborate equestrian facilities. Equine farming has specific environmental concerns. Improper manure management or pasture management practices can lead to degraded environmental conditions such as air, water and soil contamination and loss of biodiversity.

To learn more about what you can do to improve environmental conditions on your farm we recommend that you attend a Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop. These workshops cover topics such as manure and pasture management. At the workshop, you will receive a Horse Owner’s Stewardship Guide and learn how to use the guide to complete a self-guided environmental assessment for your farm and create an Action Plan to address any issues you identify. Landowners who complete an Action Plan may be eligible to apply to the Landowner Action Fund for assistance in starting a stewardship project on their property.

To find dates for upcoming Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshops as well as dates for our series of Landowner Workshops on special topics, visit our Calendar of Events.

For more information and to arrange a site visit, please contact:

Mark Eastman, Senior Coordinator, Agricultural Outreach
mark.eastman@cvc.ca

Office: (905) 670-1615 extension 430
Cell: (416) 294-7335
Toll Free: 1 (800) 668-5557

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