July 15, 2013

Professor’s extension research engages students

Dr. Betsy Greene

Dr. Betsy Greene

Dr. Betsy Greene encourages students by involving them in her research in the equine industry. Greene is a professor and extension equine specialist at the University of Vermont. She researches management, production and safety of equine.

Over the years, Greene has become a role model in the equine industry. She has secured extramural funding for her research in equine pasture management. She has also collaborated with several state agencies to develop educational materials for equine producers.

In honor of her achievements, Greene received the Equine Science Award at the American Society of Animal Science National Awards Program last week.

Greene has published many journal articles. She has studied the environmental effects of equine grazing and the feed standards for miniature horses.

Greene has served in many organizations including the United States Equestrian Federation, the Equestrian Medical Safety Association and the National Association of Agricultural Agents. She is the co-chair of eXtension’s HorseQuest Community of Practice, a website devoted to spreading information about the equine industry.

Greene’s previous honors have included the 2010 USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture Partnership Award. She has also received the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.

Greene received her BS degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She earned her MS from the University of Arizona and her PhD from Kansas State University.

The ASAS-ESS Equine Science Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of extension, research, teaching or agribusiness in the equine industry. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.

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