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Equine Best Management Practices

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Wickham Park Pavilion #1

2500 Parkway Drive

Melbourne, Florida 32935

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Brevard: March 12, 2019

Wickham Park is located at 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Florida.

Volusia: April 30, 2019

Volusia County Agriculture Center 3100 East New York Ave, DeLand, Florida

Equine Best Management Practices

A clean, green, equine facility invites admiration and increases property values!

Workshop & Trade Show

If you are an equine operation, please join us for the day. The purpose of the event is to provide information about the best management practices for horse operations in Florida and environmental water concerns.

Contact: Brevard - Joe Walter (407) 948-8810 jwalter@ufl.edu

Volusia – Sharon Gamble (386) 822-5778 sgamble@ufl.edu


Facilitators: Joe Walter- UF/IFAS & Stacey Simmons- FDACS/OAWP

10:00 Welcome Joe Walter

10:05 BMAP Exercise Stacey Simmons

10:15 Overview of the Best Management Practices for Equine Operations Vanessa Bessey

10:30 Water Policy and Agricultural Operations Yesenia Escribano

10:45 Break

10:50 Manure Management: Composting Dr. Carissa Wickens

11:20 Pasture Management: Nutrients Joe Walter Sharon Gamble

11:40 Law Enforcement Measures involving Equine Operations Derrell Jones

12:00 Lunch Trade Show Open Associates

1:00 Brevard Zoo’s Composting Testimonial John Brangan

1:15 Agency Panel Discussion (SJRWMD, FDACS, NRCS) Facilitators

2:15 Closing Comments-Adjourn



  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Division of Animal Industry & Office of Agricultural Water Policy

  • Brevard County Natural Resource Management

  • USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

  • Brevard Zoo

  • Equine Eco Green

  • O2 Compost

An Equal Opportunity Institution

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, F.S., persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate should notify the University of Florida IFAS Extension Brevard no later than 5 days prior to the meeting at 321-633-1702 or 711 (TDD).

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2500 Parkway Drive

Melbourne, Florida 32935

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