Carolyn Stull, University of California



Dr. Carolyn Stull, PhD is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Her Animal Welfare Program focuses on the well-being of agricultural animals, primarily cattle and horses. This program disseminates information to the agricultural community, representatives of public policy, non-profit organizations, and consumer groups. Her research projects have been focused on road transportation stress in horses, nutritional rehabilitation programs for starved animals, glycemic index of common equine feeds, impacts of extreme …

Taylor Fabus, Michigan State University

Taylor Fabus is a Visiting Instructor in the Animal Science Department at Michigan State University.
Taylor received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Animal Science from Michigan State University. She currently instructing introductory horse management classes, coaches the MSU horse judging team, and is the faculty advisor for the MSU Equestrian Hunt Seat Team. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Taylor is responsible for coordinating many of Michigan’s state-level 4-H horse events such as the State 4-H Horse Show, State

Carrie Hammer, North Dakota State University


Dr. Hammer is Director of the Equine Science program at North Dakota State University and also serves as the State Horse Extension Specialist. A native of Iowa, Dr. Hammer attended Iowa State University and recieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002 and her PhD degree in Animal Physiology in 2003. At NDSU, Dr. Hammer teaches Equine Nutrition, Equine Production and Industry, and the equine portion of the Large Animal Veterinary Technician Techniques course. She advises both undergraduate and …

Lisa Bradley, Ohio State University Extension


Lisa Bradley is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University Extension and currently works as a County 4-H Extension Educator in Guernsey County, Ohio.

Lisa has been involved in the 4-H Horse Program in Ohio most of her life.  Her involvement includes coaching county 4-H Horse Judging Teams, working with County 4-H Horse Committees, reviewing 4-H horse publications, Skillathon, State 4-H Horse Bowl and assisting with 4-H Horse Shows.

Lisa is involved with the family Horse Farm and her family …

Peggy Miller Auwerda

Peggy Miller Auwerda

Peggy Miller Auwerda has worked at Iowa State University for over 20 years. Peggy obtained her BS in Animal Science from Illinois State University and her MS and PhD in Non-Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Illinois. At Iowa State University Peggy serves as the state Equine Extension Specialist as well as an adviser and teacher in Animal Science. Her statewide extension and outreach programs focus on youth and adults. For the youth program she helps manage and advise the …

Crystal Smith, West Virginia University


Crystal Smith is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University. Crystal was born and raised on a horse farm in Central Pennsylvania where she showed horses to national championships as a youth. She earned her B.S. and M.Agr. in Animal Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the faculty at WVU, Crystal was an Animal Science Extension Agent in a five-county area of Northwest Virginia where she provided nationally …

Craig H. Wood

Craig Wood

As Interim Assistant Director of Extension for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Horticulture, Craig  provides statewide leadership and guidance in Extension programs offered through Kentucky Cooperative Extension in the three subject areas. Craig has a technical and professional background in horses and in developing and delivering Extension, research and instructional material.

Craig has been associated with the University of Kentucky and Cooperative Extension since 1985 when he started work as the College of Agriculture’s Extension horse specialist. In that role, he …

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin currently serves the eXtension Foundation as the Impact Collaborative Program Manager. Prior to this Ashley’s understanding of knowledge strategy and virtual team building enabled her to work with eXtension’s 70+ Communities of Practice and Learning Networks. Previously she provided instructional design support to the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky as an Extension Specialist in the Creative Applications for Learning Environments Lab. From 1996 until February of 2002 she gained practical extension programming experience and delivered

Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska


Kathy Anderson has been the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska since 1991. She oversees the producer extension horse program as well as teaches Undergraduate courses in the Animal Science Department. Kathy currently teaches courses in Horse Management, Horse Industry Study Tour, Equine Reproduction, Equine Nutrition, Horse Evaluation and Judging. Additionally she coaches the UNL Horse Judging team. An avid horse shows judge; Kathy is a carded judge with the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, …