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South Florida Forage Managment Tour & Workshop

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Longino Ranch Inc.

26111 Turpentine Still Rd, Sidell, FL 34266

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This course is facilitated by The South Florida Beef-Forage Program of the University of Florida / IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service. It is conducted with the volunteer assistance of area livestock producers and Allied Industries and is part of a continuing multi-County education effort to help South-Central Florida producers raise and market more high quality beef cattle utilizing Florida forages more efficiently.

The purpose of this educational program is to deliver research based information to cattle producers that enhances the quality of lives and encourages profitability and sustainability. Maintaining Best Management Practices allows beef cattle operators to preserve water quality while complying with government regulation. The practice of grazing has been identified as positively impacting native ranges by reducing invasive vegetation and therefore, increasing wildlife habitats. This in turn produces a symbiotic relationship between wildlife and livestock. In order to achieve these goals participants observe sound practices at two livestock operations who rely heavily on grazing to support their herds while also supporting a harmonious diverse wildlife population. The tours highlight good management practices, including fertilization and harvesting techniques, new grass varieties and practical applications. The classroom portion of the program includes presentations from faculty on soil health, planting, harvesting, appropriate forage varieties and management, weed control, nutrition, wildlife integration and ranching economics. The implementation of behavior changes from this program can improve the efficiency of a grazing operation while maintaining Best Management Practices which will allow for compliance with regulation agencies, saving producers money on water control structures and creating a sustainable environment for both cattle and wildlife.

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Ornamental & Turf 4.5

Ag Row Crop 4.5

Private Applicator 4.5

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