Morgan Horse Farm Hosts Equine Health & Training Clinics

A group of UVM students is standing in a barn listening to Veterinarian Dr. Gill while she is holding the lead for a brown horse and talking about lameness in horses.

The Morgan Horse Farm (MHF) team worked closely with the equine faculty in UVM’s Animal and Veterinary Science Department, to facilitate a robust schedule of learning opportunities at the farm in Weybridge, VT during the fall of 2022. The Equine Training Techniques course, Equine Health Practicum, Equine Clinical Topics course, and the Intro to Animal Science courses all utilized the Morgan herd and facility resources. Continue reading “Morgan Horse Farm Hosts Equine Health & Training Clinics”

Staff Transitions at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm

Jamie Maguire, Margot Smithson, Silvia Doyle, and Katie Ballard are standing together on a porch wearing green shirts.
Left to right: Jamie Maguire, Margot Smithson, Silvia Doyle, and Katie Ballard

The UVM Morgan Horse Farm (MHF) has some exciting news to share!

In the fall of 2021 the MHF experienced a staffing transition. After careful program assessment and feedback from key stakeholders, the full-time positions at the MHF were restructured to best meet the needs of the program moving forward. Continue reading “Staff Transitions at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm”

Vermont Day at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm

A Morgan horse at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm is being held by the reins while children pet its nose.
CALS Animal Science Senior Ali Nieradka is pictured with Morgan gelding UVM Burke.

The 2022 Vermont Day open house was a huge success, welcoming over 300 people to Weybridge, VT to meet the Morgan horses. This is the feature event of the summer for the UVM Morgan Horse Farm (MHF), a proud tradition of exhibiting UVM’s historic herd of Morgan horses, the Vermont State Animal. Continue reading “Vermont Day at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm”

June 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

WCAX reported on a new public service announcement reminding drivers to be careful of horses on the roads, and cites research from the UVM Center for Rural Studies on the economic contributions of the equine industry in Vermont. Continue reading “June 2022 CALS in the News”