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2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Day – September 15

2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Day – September 15

Friday, September 15, 2017

UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit
(One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162)

Cattle producers are invited to visit the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, for a Beef and Forage Field Day to be held at the beef Research Unit on Friday, September 15.  The festivities get started at 8:00 AM central with registration and time to visit with sponsoring exhibitors.  At 9:00 AM, a tour rotation will begin on covered trailers to visit seven demonstration sites.  The registration fee for the event is $ 10 per person and includes lunch and water that will be provided on each trailer.

Schedule of events (CDT):

8:00AM    Exhibitors and Registration (Registration fee – $ 10)

9:00AM   Tour Starts

  • Integrating rhizoma peanut into grazing systems
    Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS Forage Specialist
  • Brunswick Grass Overview
    Ann Blount, UF Forage Breeder
  • Improving Nitrogen Efficiency in Soil Systems
    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Soils Specialist & Sunny Liao, UF Soil Microbial Ecology Specialist
  • Weed Walk: Identification and Control
    Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Specialist & Mark Mauldin, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County Agent
  • Balancing Hay Diets with Commodities
    Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS Beef Specialist & Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS Jackson Co Extension Director
  • Integrating EPDs with Visual Appraisal for Bull Selection
    Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County Director
  • Carcass Evaluation for Todays Beef Producers
    Dr. Chad Carr, UF/IFAS Meat Extension Specialist

12:30PM Lunch (Lunch and refreshments will be provided)

1:30PM   Optional Forage Variety Demonstration Tour
Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS Forage Specialist, Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Soils Specialist

2:30PM   Adjourn

For more information call 850-526-1613 or visit the UF/IFAS NFREC website

Download the printer friendly flyer to share with a friend, or to hang up as a reminder:

NFREC Beef & Forage Field Day 2017


Author: ndilorenzo – ndilorenzo@ufl.edu


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