Equine Business Management coming to UMN Crookston this fall

Times Report

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved the academic program proposal for Equine Business Management at the University of Minnesota Crookston, effective fall 2020. 

Students in the equine business management program will learn the skills of managing the daily nutrition, health, exercise, and training needs of horses in their care. The proposed program will combine theory, practice and experimentation from the existing equine science program with management, marketing, and agricultural business. No other equine academic programs exist in Minnesota and the proposed program makes use of existing resources.

“We are excited to be adding a business option to our lineup of equine degrees here at UMN Crookston,” said UMN Crookston Equine Instructor Nicky Overgaard. “We believe this will set our students up for a broader range of employment opportunities in the very competitive equine industry.”