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Is there anything else I should know about the KEMI program?

The use of alcoholic beverages is absolutely not permitted during any KEMI sponsored educational event. Students who fail to comply with this policy are subject to disciplinary action that could result in dismissal from the program pending authority from the Board of Directors. The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is committed to providing a safe working environment on our area farms and equine facilities. Working with horses and farm equipment while under the influence of drugs or alcohol poses significant risks to your health and a blatant disregard for the safety and welfare of others.

All students should be aware that some farms perform random drug tests as part of their pre-employment screening, and/or may require a drug/alcohol screening whenever there is a reasonable suspicion of drug/alcohol use while on the job or when there has been involvement in a workplace or vehicular accident.

In addition, Kentucky State law prohibits the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages or beer by persons under the age of 21 years. The KEMI board has determined that the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs will result in immediate dismissal from the program.