2022 Equine Education Super Series at Tollgate

May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, and  Oct. 26, 2022 

6:30 - 8 p.m.

MSU Tollgate Farm - Upper Barn 
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377



Educational Topics and Dates:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Topic: Horse Handling – Behavior and Safety for the Beginner. Great for youth and prospective horse owners with hands-on activities. 
  • Speakers: Debbie Morgan, 4-H Program Coordinator and Tom Guthrie, Michigan State University Extension, Statewide Equine Educator

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Topic: Horse Nutrition – Balancing your Horses Ration with a Focus on Forage.  
  • Speakers: Dr. Chris Skelly, MSU Equine Extension Specialist and Tom Guthrie, Michigan State University Extension, Statewide Equine Educator

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  • Topic: Horse Pasture Management – Pasture walk discussing logistics, set-up, fencing, soil test, forage species, rotational grazing and toxic plants.  
  • Speaker: Tom Guthrie, Michigan State University Extension, Statewide Equine Educator

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
  • Topic: Composting Horse Manure – come see an on-site demonstration and learn about the process and factors involved with composting horse manure.
  • Speakers: Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak, Michigan State University Extension, Environmental Management Educators 

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
  • Topic: Horse Health – Developing a Health Care Plan for your Horse

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

  • Topic: Equine Business – Budgets and balance sheets, , LLCs, Non-profits, Tax Exempt?, Am I a Farm, etc.
  • Speaker: Corey Clark, PhD CFP(R) (she/her/hers), Farm Business Management Educator, Michigan State University Extension, MSU Extension FIRM Team

Costs:

  • Youth under 18: FREE
  • $20 per person/ session
  • $15 per person/session for groups 2 or more (Must register 2 or more people at one time)
  • $100 per person for all sessions
  • $90 per person for all sessions for groups 2 or more (Must register 2 or more people at one time)
All youth must be registered in the youth process to receive free registration.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds one week or less before the start of each session for those who attend per session.
  • For those registering for the full series, no refunds on or after May 18, 2022. 

Registration for 2022 Equine Education Super Series at Tollgate is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2022.

Registration for 2022 Equine Education Super Series at Tollgate is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2022.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Tom Guthrie at guthri19@msu.edu, 517-788-4292 or Debbie Morgan at morga194@msu.edu, 248-347-3860, ext. 279.