Mark your calendars for the Master Hoof Care Technician Programs at the University of Florida — one in Spanish and one in English. The Spanish seminar is slated for Oct. 7-10 and the English version will be held Nov. 6-9. Both take place at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

This classroom and hands-on workshop is the first of a three-part training program about foot care and technical skill performance. The second phase includes three months of on-farm experience, followed by a written and oral exam, as well as a practical exam.

Contact Jan Shearer or Leslie Shearer at (352) 392-4700, ext. 4112 or e-mail: for more information.