Foothills Riding Club presents pasture management talk March 23

Published 3:51 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Imagine a bucolic scene of horses and donkeys grazing on lush green pasture. As pleasant as that sounds, there’s a whole other world going on under hoof. Fire ants, toxic weeds, armyworms and a host of other potentially dangerous elements lurk among the sweet blades of grass. Find out how to keep the risks at bay.

Join Foothills Riding Club on Wednesday, March 23, for a discussion on pasture management with “The Fire Ant Man,” Mark Konish and Kendra Bissette from the Polk County Extension Service.

Meet at the FENCE main house and enjoy snacks and social time at 6:30 p.m. The presentation begins at 7 p.m.

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For more information contact Marilyn Yike at 828-894-3726 or

FRC presents educational topics of interest to horse enthusiasts and the community throughout the year. All are welcome. For more information about the club and to download a membership application, visit