Pat Comerford, Penn State University

 

 

Pat Comerford is Extension Horse Specialist and Instructor of Animal Science at Penn State University. She has been involved in the horse industry for over 30 years as an owner, rider, farm manager, breeder and educator. Pat appreciates all aspects and disciplines of the horse industry and maintains a goal of lifelong learning of horsemanship, safety and management.

Pat coordinates and provides leadership for the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program and is active in state and national youth horse organizations. She …

Jenifer Nadeau, University of Connecticut

Dr. Jenifer Nadeau is an Associate Professor and the Equine Extension Specialist for the University of Connecticut. She has worked for UConn since 2001, and grew up riding and working with horses including trail, hunter/jumper, draft, and race horses. She rides both English and Western. Her research focuses on equine health; she teaches horse science for undergraduates and works in extension outreach with adult horse owners and 4-H horse project members. She is a native of Schenectady, New York. She …

Elaine Bailey, University of Maryland

 

Elaine Long Bailey has worked for the University of Maryland College of AGNR for over 25 years. In July 2007, she moved from the Institute of Applied Agriculture to Maryland Cooperative Extension. Bailey is the 4-H Educator for Calvert County. Having worked with youth groups over the years, she determined that it was time for a change in her career goals.

An Animal Scientist by training, she has taught numerous classes at the University of Maryland at College Park. Among …

Karen Waite, Michigan State University

Karen Waite is an Equine Extension Specialist in Michigan and teaches and advises Equine students in the MSU Department of Animal Science.  In her Extension roles she coordinates the Adult Equine Extension program, the Michigan Equine Survey, and is the Director of Leadership Development for My Horse University.  In addition, she oversees the Youth Equine Extension program and is active with eXtension Horse Quest.  Her teaching responsibilities include a variety of equine courses and she is faculty advisor to the …

Carey Williams, Rutgers University

 

 

Carey A. Williams, Ph.D. joined Rutgers University in July 2003 as its Equine Extension Specialist, and Associate Director of Outreach for the Equine Science Center taking an active role in teaching, conducting research and working with the equine and academic communities to ensure the viability of the horse industry in New Jersey.

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Williams earned her doctorate degree in animal and poultry sciences (with an emphasis on equine nutrition and exercise physiology) in June 2003 from Virginia …

Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

 

 

Krishona Martinson was raised on a dairy farm in Colfax, Wisconsin where she was active in 4-H and showing dairy cattle and horses.  In 1998, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with B.S. in Agronomy and minor in Agriculture Business.  In 2000, Dr. Martinson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a M.S. in Weed Science.  In 2001, she began working for the University of Minnesota Extension in Wright County as a County Educator while pursuing her …