AUBURN, Alabama—Courteney Holland joined the Alabama
Cooperative Extension System as an equine specialist. Holland will focus her work on equine
management issues and support of the horse industry in Alabama. In addition, she will provide guidance to
Alabama 4-H horse programs.
“We are excited to have Courteney as part of our Extension
Animal Science and Forages team,” said Dr. Paul Mask, Extension assistant
director for agriculture, forestry and natural resources. “An Auburn University
study several years ago showed the horse industry has a more than $500 million
direct impact on the state’s economy so it is vital that we have a professional
focused on horses.”
Holland, a native of Springville, Alabama, holds both a
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University in animal sciences. She is a member of the American
Society of Animal Science Southern Section and serves on the board of directors
of the Alabama Horse Council.
She said that she is looking forward to working with horse
owners and people across the state who have a passion for horses.
“I am excited to join Alabama Extension and about working
with people to improve their horse knowledge and management skills,” said
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