The Panhandle Ag Extension Team will be hosting the Beef & Forage Field Day on Friday, March 15, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit near Greenwood, Florida. The field day will include a one hour registration period with an opportunity to visit with sponsoring organizations that provide products and services to ranchers in the region. The Beef Unit Tours will begin at 9:00 with six stops, and conclude with a presentation at the Bull Sale Arena. A barbecue lunch will be served that is included with the $10/person registration fee. After lunch, an optional tour of the cool-season forage comparison trials on the agronomy unit will be provided.
Schedule of events (CDT):
8:00 AM Registration (Registration fee – $10) and interact with exhibitors
9:00 AM Beef Unit Tour Stops
- The economics of integrating legumes into grazing systems– Jose Dubeux, UF Forage Specialist, and Chris Prevatt, UF Livestock Economics Specialist
- Grazing management of cover crops– Cheryl Mackowiak, UF Soils Specialist & Marcelo Wallau, UF Forage Specialist
- Alfalfa-bermudagrass mixtures as an option for the southeast– Esteban Rios, UF Forage Breeder
- Controlling trees growing on the fence line–Mark Mauldin, UF/IFAS Washington Co Extension Agent
- Showcasing the latest technology in automated feeders for cattle supplementation – Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF Beef Specialist
- Meeting nutritional requirements for reproduction– Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Holmes Co Extension Director
- Mycotoxins and toxic plants in grazing systems– Ann Blount, UF Forage Breeder
12:30 PM Lunch (Lunch and refreshments will be provided)
1:30 PM Optional Tour: Forage seeding rate study – Ann Blount, UF Forage Breeder and Jose Dubeux, UF Forage Specialist, Cheryl Mackowiak, UF Soils Specialist
2:30 PM Adjourn
For further information call 850-526-1613 or visit the NFREC website: http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/.