Integrated livestock-row crop system in Jackson County, FL. Image: J Ashmore, FDACS


Join us for a Cattle and Crop BMP Farm Tour on March 9th, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST.

Producers will share experiences implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to enhance production and profit, while also achieving conservation objectives. Tour participants will hear first-hand how BMP cost-share conservation programs have enhanced their operations. These enhancements include financial support for equipment and management practices such as cross-fencing and rotational grazing management, no-till drills, cover crops, irrigation management, fertigation systems, nurse tanks, sod-based rotation, and more. UF/IFAS NFREC faculty will discuss ongoing research on Carinata as a potential cover crop for additional farm income,  and also winter forages used for both cover crops and cool-season grazing in integrated livestock/row crop systems.  State & federal agency staff will discuss technical and financial assistance to implement BMPs and the cost-share programs available for crop and cattle producers.

Agenda (times in CST)

8:00-8:20 am – RegistrationNFREC Beef Unit, 4925 Highway 162, Greenwood FL

8:30 am – Bus leaves the Beef Unit

9:00-9:45 am – Stop 1: Alday Farms, Marianna

10:15-11:00 am – Stop 2: KNR Farms, Malone

11:15-12:00 pm – NFREC-Marianna Agronomy Unit, Greenwood

12:00 pm – Sponsored lunch NFREC Beef Unit, Greenwood

*Participants will travel by bus to the farms and return to Beef Unit for lunch.  All activities will be outdoors, so dress appropriately.

Please help us get an accurate headcount for the bus and for lunch by registering by March 1st with the Jackson County Extension Office – 850-482-9620.  For more information, please contact Andrea Albertin, (850)875-7111 or Doug Mayo, (850) 482-9620).