Edited press release--
Dan Rosenberg, president and chief operating officer of Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has been named executive in residence for the Equine Initiative within the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture. Rosenberg will continue in his present position at Three Chimneys in addition to the new role.
As executive in residence, Rosenberg will provide an industry perspective to the development of undergraduate and graduate programs that will serve Kentucky's horse industry, facilitate the development of internship and employment opportunities for students, and provide input to other equine-related programs within the College of Agriculture.
"I have for some time been concerned that the Thoroughbred industry will face a crisis in the coming years by not having enough qualified people to take the business into the next century," Rosenberg said. "The world and the Thoroughbred industry are changing rapidly and it's important to teach and train people to step into these positions."
Rosenberg brings more than 35 years of hands-on involvement in different facets of the Thoroughbred industry to the College of Agriculture.
"I expect that (Rosenberg's) term as executive in residence will have a significant impact on the Equine Initiative and to UK equine teaching programs in particular," said Scott Smith, dean of the College of Agriculture.
Before his position as chief operating officer of Three Chimneys in 2001, Rosenberg was general manager of the farm for 23 years. He has also worked as a broodmare manager at Calumet Farm and in various positions at Clovelly and Glade Valley Farms.
Rosenberg is currently vice president and director of Thoroughbred Charities of America; a member of the Colorado State University Orthopedic Research Advisory Board; and a member of Canter National Advisory Board.