Monday November 2, 2009 | North Carolina’s Equine IndustryOctober 30, 2009 at 9:39 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments
Today we explore an industry that fuels nearly $2 Billion in economic impact, creates near 20,000 jobs, is larger than the furniture industry in our region and does not involve race cars or banking. The equine industry in North Carolina is vast and growing. We are the tenth largest horse state in the nation and neighboring Union County alone has over 11,000 horses. Forces are coming together to grow and protect the current industry and some advocates want to bring back horse racing to North Carolina. We’ll explore an in-depth study on the Equine industry in our state with one of the researchers who conducted it.
Jim Cogdell – Owner, The Fork Farm and Stables Equine Training and Event Facility
Susan Grey – Executive Director, North Carolina Horse Council
Mike Yoder – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences at NC State University