As of: October 17th, 2011

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As of: June 8th, 2011

My thesis is complete and available for review by email request ONLY, as a copyrighted PDF file. Please email jlcupertino@cazenovia.edu jacie.lynn@yahoo.com to request it, along with your name and organization, or interest in my work.

I cannot stress enough how thankful I am for the support of many wonderful peers, colleagues and professors who are helping put in to practice something that could truly make a difference in our industry- AND how important it is for all of us in the equine community to GET INVOLVED! It takes minimal effort to subscribe to mailing lists such as the Farm Bureau, or USDA to receive updates of what’s going on in the agricultural community- knowledge is invaluable!

As of: March 24th, 2011

After many months of research and compiling, phase one of the research has been completed, culminating in a market research study: Equine Rescue Facilities: Perceptions & Promotions, which analyzed both the public’s perceptions of equine rescue facilities, as well as how the facilities themselves promote and enhance their business operations.

Some of the key findings of the  study were used to create the focus for my final phase two of my senior thesis on business policy and strategy specific to equine rescue facilities. The argument is as follows:

Since funding is a limiting factor for equine rescue facilities, and this is linked to the publics’ perception of their quality and legitimacy of operations,  a resource consisting of educational tools that enhance the business operations of equine rescue facilities can be developed and utilized, which would result in:

-An increase in the legitimacy of the facilities

-Potential increase in the willingness of the public to donate  time, money and/or supplies to facilities

-An improvement in the facilities overall quality of operations

My thesis will be available for review after April 27th, 2011, and any inquiries should be directed to:

jlcupertino@cazenovia.edu   jacie.lynn@yahoo.com

This research would not have been possible without the guidance of my wonderful mentors, and of course, Lynn Cross & Summer Brennan of Little Brook Farm Equine Rescue- they have been integral to this process! Please check out the wonderful work that they do at Little Brook Farm- via Facebook (Little Brook Farm) or their website: http://www.littlebrookfarm.org/

As of: August 1st 2010

With a goal of 500 participants, the word is continuing to be spread concerning the project. After spending several weeks in Washington D.C., and meeting with many experts both in and around the equine industry, I have decided to compile a final report to be published, and available (by request). I have been recieving incredible amounts of positive comments and suggestions, and I welcome anyone and everyone to contact me- every thought counts!