Betsy Greene, University of Vermont

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Vice Chair of HorseQuest Team

Equine Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
University of Vermont
204 Terrill Hall, 570 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0148
Fax: 802-656-8196

Short Biography

Dr. Betsy Greene is an Associate Professor of Animal Science and Extension Equine Specialist in the Animal Science Department at the University of Vermont. She was raised in Bedford, Massachusetts and received her A.A.S. and B.S. from Morehead State University, her M.S. from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from Kansas State University. She earned American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists certification in 1997.

Dr. Greene’s responsibilities in the Equine Science Program include teaching a variety of courses including Introduction to Equine Science, Animal Science Career Seminar, Horse Barn Cooperative, Equine Enterprise Management, and Equine Industry Issues. She also serves as a coach of the UVM Drill Team.

Her statewide extension programs have focused on preventative care and maintenance for horse health, safety, equine business, and pasture management. She organizes the educational aspect of “Everything Equine” a 2-day equine educational event and consumer trade show that was awarded the “Non-Fair Agricultural Event” (International Association of Fairs and Expositions) and “Top Ten VT Event” (VT Chamber of Commerce).

She is the co-chair of the “HorseQuest Community of Practice” ( Dr. Greene has served national organizations, including the United States Equestrian Federation (Safety Committee) the Equestrian Medical Safety Association, and the National Association of Agricultural Agents (Northeast Regional Vice Director). She has collaborated with several state agencies to develop programmatic and educational materials for equine owners and producers. She is the president of Vermont Agriculture Agents Association and a board member of Vermont Farm Bureau.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.