Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Who:    University of Florida department of animal sciences, part of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

What:    The 66th annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is an educational and networking opportunity for beef cattle researchers and ranchers from Florida and across the U.S. It is also a chance to showcase practical applications of beef cattle research at UF/IFAS. About 200 people from Florida and across the country are expected to attend.

The event will kick off with an industry overview, including the beef market outlook, sustainability and the Florida-sourced Florida Ranchers Beef Program.

The second day of the gathering will feature sessions on cattle reproduction, genetics, nutrition and forages. Attendees will also get hands-on learning experience with cattle reproduction and feeding techniques. A beef cattle trade show is also scheduled.

The final day of the event will highlight current beef cattle research at UF/IFAS.

When:    May 3, 12 to 5:30 p.m.

May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 5, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:   Alto and Patricia Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

Contact: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu

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The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.

 

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