Year: 
2017
Project Leader: 
Krista Lea and Bob Coleman
Department/Program: 
Equine/Forage Working Group
Funding Received: 
$950

The Equine/Forage Working Group will host a one day tour for undergraduate students looking at alternative career options in the equine industry. The majority of equine students plan to be veterinarians (or vet techs), trainers or farm managers. However, many will ultimately change their plans with little or no other idea. This project will introduce students to several viable and profitable career choices in the equine world to provide them alternatives. Students will visit professionals at their workplace to see what a day in the life of these alternative careers is really like. Careers highlighted will include: equine nutritionist, pasture consultant, research tech/graduate student, hay broker, office administration, facility design, racetrack official, equine marketing or insurance or pharmacy sales rep.