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Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

  EDEN 2010 Annual Meeting

November 2 - November 5, 2010

Lexington, Kentucky

Pre- and Post- Annual Meeting Training and Schedule of Activities

Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Full Day Workshop: EDEN Agrosecurity

Breakfast and Lunch Included

Workshop 8:30 – 5:00

This workshop will provide an overview of current EDEN Agrosecurity efforts in the morning. In the afternoon, the workshop explores agrosecurity resources available from other institutions. We will close the workshop with a break-out, group discussion “What Agrosecurity efforts are needed from EDEN in the future?”  Please join us and provide your input.

Plus as a bonus, delegates from states with an interest in the EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning (S-CAP) workshops are invited to a special session from 3:45 to 5:00.  We encourage delegates from past host sites and future host sites to attend and share ideas.  All delegates are invited – even if you are just interested in learning more about the S-CAP workshops. Registering for the Agrosecurity Workshop gets you into both sessions.

Half Day Workshop: Flood Summit

Lunch Included

Workshop 1:00 – 5:00

This showcase/workshop will offer examples of programmatic efforts and allow participants to explore how these efforts can be used in their state or county. During the afternoon we will focus on response, recovery and mitigation activities related to floods but also applicable to other disasters. You will learn from examples from county, state and national Extension professionals and non-extension professionals.  Each session will feature a moderated discussion on how these efforts might fit into your disaster educational programming and how EDEN can help.


Post Conference Off-Site Workshop
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:30am - 4:30pm

“We Don’t Horse Around in Kentucky A Look at the Horse Industry in Kentucky and the Impact of the 2001 Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome”

$63 includes breakfast, lunch, transportation, admissions

Sign up on meeting registration form.  Spouses and guests welcome.

* We will have a vehicle shadowing our group as we visit each location.  Participants who have afternoon departures can be taken to the airport as needed.

These off-site workshops will help you more fully see the horse industry in Kentucky and how MRLS affected some of the primary parts of the industry.  You will also understand the role the College of Agriculture played in finding the cause of MRLS.

Please be aware that each location is a working business and that although we have a scheduled visit, access to some personnel may be limited due to the schedule of the day.  This is also the first day of racing for the Breeders’ Cup weekend (in Louisville) and many key personnel may not be available.


Breakfast at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown - We will be joined by Dr. Roberta Dwyer DVM, MS; Professor, Department of Veterinary Science from the University of Kentucky, who will discuss MRLS and the research done by the Gluck Equine Center in the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture.  

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital - Rood & Riddle is a high-tech horse hospital in Central Kentucky that rivals even the most advanced human hospital.  It has more than 220 employees, including 57 veterinarians, who treat more than 10,000 horses each year on its 24-acre complex.  In the spring of 2001, during the time when most horse enthusiasts were focusing on the upcoming Kentucky Derby, Dr. Thomas Riddle, co-founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital was the first to identify what would eventually be called Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome. 

* This is a working equine hospital.  We will tour the facilities and observe medical procedures performed during our visit.  Access to veterinarians or other staff will depend on the day’s schedule.

WinStar Farm - covers 1,500 acres and is home to more than 100 broodmares.  The 2010 Kentucky Derby winner was bred and is still owned by WinStar Farm.  Formerly known as Prestonwood Farm, WinStar Farm was purchased from Jack, Art, and J. R. Preston in 2000.  The Preston brothers were partners in Preston Exploration, a Texas oil and natural gas company.  Current owners of WinStar are Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner, two original founders of Excell Communications – a long distance telephone and internet access company.

Funny Cide, the winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness was bred by WinStar.  The sire, Distorted Humor, became not only a popular stallion but also an expensive one. He once stood for $300,000; a number that was recently cut to $100,000, but still remains near the top of the market

Distorted Humor’s offspring have won 86 stakes races and more than $66 million. In 2006 the WinStar team decided to pay $160,000 at the Keeneland November mixed sale auction for a mare named Super Charger, a daughter of A.P. Indy, in foal to Maria’s Mon.

That foal was Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Super Saver is now conservatively worth $12 to $15 million — he not only has a Derby victory but regal bloodlines.

* We will tour the stallion barn where we will see some of the farm’s popular stallions and talk with farm staff who work with the stallions.  We will talk with farm personnel (as business of the day allows) about MRLS and its impact on WinStar and horse breeding in Kentucky. As we leave WinStar we will drive through the farm on our way to lunch in Midway.

Keeneland - is a Thoroughbred racetrack and the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred auction company.  Each April and October Keeneland conducts world-class horse racing in one of the most beautiful settings in the sport.  Four horse sales are conducted annually. The two signature sales are the September Yearling Sale and the November Breeding Stock Sale. A January Horses of All Ages Sale and an April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale are also held. The July Select Yearling Sale was discontinued in 2003.  

Keeneland's elite yearling sales have broken many records through the years. The first million-dollar yearling in Thoroughbred sales history, Canadian Bound, was sold in 1976 at Keeneland. In 1985, $13.1 million was paid for Seattle Dancer, establishing a world record that still stands today. That record was nearly broken last September, when a Kingmambo colt brought $11.7 million. 

* Here we will visit the beautiful Keeneland facilities and learn more about the impact of MRLS on the racing and sales aspects of the horse industry in Kentucky.

 Another of Kentucky's signature industries is the making of Bourbon whiskey. A total of nine distillers are located across the state. On May 9th, 2000, a huge seven story warehouse at Wild Turkey distillery became engulfed in flames, and thousands of gallons of Wild Turkey bourbon spilled into the Kentucky River. Several hundred thousand fish, across 66 miles of the river, died.This was a disaster for the industry and the bourbon drinking public, not to mention, the fish.

Woodford Reserve - is the oldest of the distilleries still operating in Kentucky.  Since 2000 the site has been designated a National Historic Landmark.  Currently the distillery is owned by the Brown-Forman Company, who bought it in 1994 and spent over $7 million renovating the property.  Woodford Reserve is a small batch bourbon, primarily bottled from bourbon made in old fashioned copper pot stills.  The barrels of bourbon are aged in a 100 year-old stone warehouse.

 * Woodford Reserve is located on Glens Creek.  Here we will learn about plans in place to avoid a disaster similar to that experienced at the Wild Turkey distillery.  We will also tour the facilities and learn about bourbon from its history to the maturation and bottling process. 

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