Students Given Opportunity to Learn About Equine Careers

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) will once again offer Kentucky students the opportunity to learn about careers in the equine and related industries at the "Your Future in Agriculture & Horses" event. The bulk of the event provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from programs participating in the Agricultural Trade Show, which is part of the KHC Annual Conference scheduled to take place Jan. 13-14 at the Lexington Convention Center.

"Your Future in Horses & Agriculture" provides post-secondary and equine and agricultural certificate programs the opportunity to connect with those interested in pursuing a career in the equine and agricultural fields. Representatives from a range of educational institutions from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be available to interact with interested students.

"Pick a School, Get a Job," a special equine college panel, is slated for 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 14. The panel includes successful graduates from a variety of Kentucky equine programs who will share insight into the unique offerings of their schools and how their undergraduate experience prepared them for work in the equine industry.

"Developing the next generation of agricultural leaders and equine professionals is an important aspect of the Kentucky Horse Council's mission," noted Anna Zinkhon, KHC Board President.

Participating educational programs include: Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville, Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program, Kentucky Equine Higher Education Consortium, Kentucky Horse Park, Morehead State University, United States Equestrian Federation, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky Ag Economics.

The cost to attend "Your Future in Horses & Agriculture" (and the Agricultural Trade Show) is $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information about the event or to pre-register visit www.kentuckyhorse.org.

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