Abby Neu is from Buffalo, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2002 with a bachelor’s in Agriculture Industries and Marketing. She worked in equine industry for 11 years before joining University of Minnesota Extension in 2013. Abby is advised by Dr. Krishona Martinson and will defend her Masters in January 2017. Her research projects consist of evaluating the impact of hay rakes on ash content of hay and comparing learning gains and student satisfaction of online versus in-person undergraduate courses. Over the years, Abby has enjoyed training and showing her horses and previous students to more than forty national and world championships. She also spends time volunteering with CFANS Alumni Mentor program, Minnesota 4-H Horse Project and Freedom Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. After completing her master’s, Abby will continue to work for University of Minnesota Extension as a regional extension educator, currently focusing on poultry biosecurity education and emergency management.