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2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Field 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

Driving directions to  4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL

From I-10, take Exit #142 (State Road 71, Marianna). Go north on SR-71 for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto US-90, heading west. Go about 3 miles, then take SR-71 where the road branches off to the right. Follow SR-71 north to the traffic light in the town of Greenwood. Turn left and head west on Highway 162.  The Beef Research Unit will be on the left.  (4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL)

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

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NFREC Beef & Forage Field Day 2017


Author: ndilorenzo - ndilorenzo@ufl.edu

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/2017-nfrec-beef-forage-day-september-15/