Nebraska equine magazine debuts in January
“Saddle Up Nebraska” will make its debut in January.Â The monthly magazine will be produced by the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and Midwest Messenger and Midwest Producer.
Weldon Sleight, dean at NCTA, said his faculty members are excited about the publication “because it provides important information for the owners of 180,000 horses throughout Nebraska, a $700 million industry that is critical to the state’s economy.”
For decades, NCTA has provided instruction in equine science through courses for horse owners, he said.
“We think the producers will be pleased with the type and timing of the articles, the schedule of equine events and other resources important to horse owners,” Sleight said. “Saddle Up Nebraska has a great future.”
NCTA will provide the news editorial content. The staff at Midwest Messenger and Midwest Producer will handle sales, production and circulation as well as maintain the companion Web site, which also will debut in January.
“Our goal is to connect people involved with equine across Nebraska by providing relevant articles, event calendar and product information to our readers,” said Susan McAllister, operations manager for Midwest Messenger.
As an introduction, a free three-month subscription is being offered by calling 800-888-1380.
NCTA opened as an agricultural high school in 1913 and transitioned to college level courses in the 1960s.
Midwest Messenger has served Nebraska’s rural and agriculture communities for more than 40 years.