Investigators from four North Central universities developed five online equine business short courses to be housed on eXtension.org/horses. Each course contains a webinar, interactive quiz, decision tool, articles and relevant links. An interactive learning module was developed by New Mexico Learning Center to illustrate worker safety issues on horse operations. The courses focused on human resource, liability and farm safety issues. Collaborators from the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University, presented topics regarding immigration, youth and contract/employee labor law and liability issues of equine veterinary practices. Karen Waite, Michigan State University, presented a webinar on worker safety. Evaluations were conducted at the completion and three months and 1 year post-completion of each course to determine participants’ adaptation of best hiring and safety practices. The Equine Business Network, through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and HorseBiz Bog delivered educational and government resources and networking opportunities to equine businesses. In addition, related equine business articles and webcasts are available on eXtension.org/horses and My Horse University.
Number of Participants: 434
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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