2015 Daily Schedule of Events.

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Field demonstrations showcase good horses and the latest horse drawn equipment — the essence of Horse Progress Days.

Opening Presentation (You don’t want to miss this.) 8:00 a.m

Field Demonstrations 9:00 a.m
Field demonstrations traditionally begin with manure spreaders to be
followed by plows and all tillage equipment.

Produce Demonstrations 9:00 a.m
Plows and tillage, roto tillage, transplanting, cultivators, sprayers, no-till
cultivators, sprayers, no-till pumpkins, mulch lifter, irrigation and more

Lunch Break & International Presentation noon
Hear from some of our international guests and some of the organizations that work with Horse Progress Days to make an impact around the world.

Hay Demonstration 1:00 p.m.
Hay demonstrations traditionally begin with mowers from small to large, to be followed by rakes and balers, bale movers and wrappers.

Auction 4:00 p.m. Friday

Parade of Breeds 6:00 p.m. Friday • 5:00 p.m. Saturday

SEMINARS AND SPECIALTY AREAS

Friday

Main Seminar Area
8:00 – 8:50 Why should I Grow Produce By Raymond Yoder
9:00 – 9:15 Economic Impact of Produce In Daviess County By Ron Arnold
9:30 – 11:30 Field Demonstration
10:00 – 11:00 Grafting By Jerry Lehman
12:00 – 12:50 Tomato & Pepper Basics By Steve Bogash (Penn State University)
1:00 – 1:30 Tomato & Pepper Diseases By Dan Egal (Purdue University)
1:40 – 2:30 High Tunnel Cucumber Production By Steve Bogash (Penn State University)
2:40 – 3:00 Vine Crop Diseases By Dan Egal (Purdue University)
3:10 – 3:50 High Tunnel Tour By Gary Shafer

Logging Area
8:15 Water Show
9:00 Sawmill and Wood Processor Introduction
9:45 Forester Seminar By Justin Harbaugh
10:15 Tree Felling and Safety Classes
11:00 Eight Wheel Log Wagon and Log Loading Show
12:00 Water Show
12:45 Sawmill and Wood Processor Introduction
1:30 Lumber Grading Seminar
2:00 Veneer Seminar
3:00 Obstacle Course


Saturday

Main Seminar Area
9:00 – 9:30 General Baler and Equipment Maintenance By Sam Esch
9:40 – 10:10 Proponent of Modernized Relic Technology By Jim Hynes
10:20 – 10:50 Understanding and Helping within the Challenges Facing Farmers in Africa By Dick Roosenberg
11:00 – 11:30 Farming Aesthetics By David Kline
12:00 – 1:15 International Guest
1:30 – 2:00 Horse Health & Reproduction By Oba Hershberger
2:15 – 3:45 Bee Keeping By Tim Bennett

Arena
7:30 – 7:50 Whip Cracking By Chris King
8:00 – 8:30 Pony Parade
12:00 – 1:00 Horse Performance
3:30 – 4:15 Safety Hitching
4:00 – 4:45 Horse Pull
5:00 Breed Presentation

Round Pen
8:15 – 9:30 Starting a Colt By Wilmer Slabaugh
9:45 – 11:45 Basic Horse Shoeing By Justin Decker
12:00 – 12:30 Harness & Collar Fitting By Dave Knepp
12:45 – 1:15 Horse Confirmation By Chris Jess
1:30 – 2:00 How to Care for a Horse By Karin Karlsson
2:15 – 2:45 Horse Dentistry By Glen Garber
3:00 – 3:30 Breaking Bad Habits By Wilmer Slabaugh

Produce
8:00 – 8:50 Why should I Grow Produce By Raymond Yoder
9:30 – 11:30 Field Demonstration
10:00 – 11:00 Tree Grafting By Jerry Lehman
12:30 – 1:20 Cantelope Production By Steve Bogash (Penn State University)
1:30 – 1:50 Food Safety Update By Raymond Yoder
2:00 – 2:50 What it takes to Produce 20+ Lbs of Tomatos Per Plant By Steve Bogash (Penn State University)
3:00 – 3:45 High Tunnel Tour By Gary Shafer

Logging Area
8:15 Water Show
9:00 Sawmill and Wood Processor Introduction
9:45 Tree Felling and Safety Classes
11:00 Eight Wheel Log Wagon and Log Loading Show
12:00 Water Show
12:45 Sawmill and Wood Processor Introduction
1:30 Lumber Grading Seminar
2:00 Veneer Seminar
2:30 Water Show
3:00 Obstacle Course

 

Horse Progress Days will again be offering the Draft Horse Farming Exploratory classes.

The purpose of the workshop is to help those who might be interested in farming with horses to further explore the idea. It begins on Thursday, before the official start of the event on Friday, and concludes on Saturday. The first part of the day on Thursday is spent on things like horse psychology, (how horses think), grooming, collar and harness fitting, before actually hooking a team to a cart and driving. There’s lots of hands on handling of the horses, but ample time is spent in preparation. There is no place other than the annual Horse Progress Days where one could expect to find this level of expert horse and equipment knowledge and the opportunity to learn about it and practice it. Ferman Wengerd is part of the Pioneer Equipment family and one who has taken a keen interest in horses and how best to train and handle them. Kim Hadwin is a horse farmer and horse farming equipment dealer in Canada and a strong supporter of Horse Progress Days.

Thursday Evening: Get acquainted for those who have arrived.

Friday: Begins with the basics; horse psychology, anatomy, and grooming.
Harnessing safely, Collar fitting and hands on driving. Manure hauling and real field work with real horses and real equipment.

Saturday: More field work, plowing, and time in the Produce Patch.
Throughout, there will be time for interaction with the instructors
by way of questions and comments.

If you have questions, or to reserve your spot in the class, send $500 payable to Horse Progress Days to:
Ferman Wengerd (Teamster Introduction Class)
2429 S. West Leanon Road • Dalton, OH 44618 330-988-3596

Questions about the class may also be directed to:
Dale Stoltzfus 717-940-4412 logcab7@ptd.net

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