Equine Science Award
Section Awarded: National
Betsy Greene, Equine Science Award
Sponsored by Zinpro Performance Minerals Dr. Betsy Greene, Professor and Extension Equine Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Vermont, received her A.A.S. and B.S. from Morehead State University, her M.S. from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Dr. Greene advises undergraduates and teaches several equine courses. Her statewide extension programs focus on horse health, safety, equine business, and pasture management. She has been very successful at integrating her teaching and extension programs by involving undergraduate students as researchers, co-authors, and engaging them with legislative issues involving the equine industry. She provides leadership in eXtension’s HorseQuest Community of Practice and she has secured extramural funding for her research/outreach work in equine pasture management. She collaborates with state agencies in response to crisis situations and to develop programmatic and educational materials for equine owners and producers.