Monday November 2, 2009 | North Carolina’s Equine Industry

October 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.
Guests
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

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  1. […] Monday October 2, 2009 | North Carolina’s Equine Industry « Charlotte Blogs charlotteblogs.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/monday-october-2-2009-north-carolinas-equine-industry – view page – cached 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…. (Read more)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. (Read less) — From the page […]

  2. Can horse-drawn vehicles be considered as alternative-fuel vehicles? I’d like to see private cars banned from the center city with a ring of parking lots and stables around 277. Park and ride! Good employment opportunities for ex-cons, perhaps, in caring for the horses and cleaning the manure off the streets.

  3. Land taxation is a HUGE issue. Catawba County taxes our horse boarding stable as if we want to turn it into a development rather than as agricultural use, even though we make enough money and have enough land to qualify otherwise. We maintain open space, wildlife land, and generally do things the public says they want to preserve, but the county will not recognize the agricultural nature, which is short sighted in my view.

  4. Is he crazy???? No one factored in the other costs included in horses!!! Land, taxes, insurance, fertilizer, lime to maintain enough grass to even FEED ahorse!
    More like $5000 a year for BASIC needs!
    Thank you for having this subject brought up today! You need a week of it to REALLY debate the issue!


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