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February 3, 2013

Farm briefs: Feb. 2, 2013


The Farm and Chef Meeting will be held Feb. 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Butcher Block’s new banquet room, 15 Booth Drive, Plattsburgh.

Ward Lumber to host Equine Night 

JAY — Ward Lumber is hosting a free Equine Night on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for equine enthusiasts.

Seminar topics include the economics of feeding horses (hay, grain and supplements), the value of horse feed and places that money is wasted, meeting the nutritional requirements for horses that cannot eat forage i.e. senior horse, and the role of protein in diet — how protein and fat work together. There will also be a question-and-answer session.

The guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Duren, a native of Soda Springs, Idaho. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Idaho and earned a Master of Science Degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky.  Duren, a former consulting equine nutritionist for Kentucky Equine Research of Versailles, Ky., has formed his own company, Performance Horse Nutrition LLC, and consults with horse owners throughout the world.

Duren is also the co-author of the book “The Concise Guide to Nutrition In The Horse” and has consulted with horse owners world-wide including Australia, Japan, Canada and United Arab Emirates.

The event is free and there will be prize drawings, pizza and refreshments. To register, go to or call Kim at 946-2110, Ext. 120.

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