Cooperative Extension Equine Program conducts needs assessment survey

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9:02 a.m., Dec. 14, 2010----The University of Delaware's Cooperative Extension Equine Program is conducting a statewide “Equine Needs Assessment Survey” with the purpose of identifying the educational needs of the local equine community.

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Carissa Wickens, Cooperative Extension equine specialist and assistant professor of animal science, says, “Participants in the Delaware Equine Educational Needs Assessment Survey will be asked to identify topics with which they need assistance and/or would like to learn more about.

“Additional questions will focus on the types of program formats and resources in which the equine community is most interested. Participants will also be asked to report on management practices currently implemented on their farms/with their horses.”

The UD Cooperative Extension faculty and staff will use the gathered information to “facilitate the development of effective, science-based, equine education programs and resources aimed at improving the management and enjoyment of equine,” Wickens says.

Participation in the survey will be voluntary and anonymous.

For more information on the Equine Program or for an on-line version of the survey, visit the UD Cooperative Extension equine blog.

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