In the cattle industry, we are not only cattle producers but we also have to master the management of pastures to be profitable. The Panhandle Cattlemen’s College is an established cattle management program that takes place in the fall with an Artificial Insemination (AI) certification and a chute side training and certification. On May 31, 2024 we will add a pasture management class hosted at the NFREC-Marianna Research station.

The Panhandle Cattlemen’s College Pasture Class will be a one-day, hands-on class that will allow participants to practice everything that is taught in a field setting. The agenda will be complete hands-on (no classroom style lectures), so bring your boots and fencing gloves.


  • Pasture Establishment – Participants will prepare the ground, calculate the seeding rate, and establish pasture.
  • Four Rotation Session – During these sessions participants will build fence, calibrate a sprayer, learn about drift and nozzle selection, identify weeds common in Panhandle pastures, calculate tank mixes and spray,  and take soil samples and review results to determine needed fertilizer for pasture.
  • Sponsored Lunch– Lunch will be sponsored by Jacee May, Range and Pasture Specialist with Corteva Agriscience and feature lighting round style speakers including: the NRCS, BMP, FSA, Insurance Options and more.

This program is limited to 40 participants to ensure that everyone leaves with hands-on experience. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at:

Panhandle Cattlemen’s College – Pasture Class Registration

For more information contact Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County Agent at 850-547-1108 or




Kalyn Waters