Thursday, October 27, 2016
Field Day Opens 8:00 a.m.
(sponsor booths open, student posters displayed, refreshments)
Program 9:05 a.m.
John Arthington, UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, Professor and Center Director
Jack Payne, UF Sr. Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ned Waters, President, Florida Cattlemen’s Assoc.
Jim Handley, Executive Vice President, Florida Cattlemen’s Assoc.
UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC Faculty Presentations
- Raoul Boughton, “Predators and their Management in the Livestock Industry”
Asst. Prof., Rangeland Ecosystems and Wildlife
- Chris Prevatt, “Florida's Cattle Industry: The Past, The Present, and The Future”
Regional Specialized Agent II, Livestock and Forage Economics
- Philipe Moriel, “History of Supplementation Programs at Ona”
Asst. Prof., Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management
Key Note Speakers -
Erik Jacobsen, Deseret Cattle and Citrus
Jim Strickland, Strickland Ranch
Historical Perspectives - Looking back on 75 years with Faculty, Staff, & Students
Lunch 12:15 p.m.
Sponsor Booths / Student Posters & Exhibits / Lab Tours 12:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Field Tour of Faculty Beef Enhancement Projects.
Departure options: 1:30 or 2:00 p.m.
- John Arthington “Managing Free Choice Intake of Mineral among Grazing Beef Cows”
Prof. and Center Dir., Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management
- Brent Sellers “Insight into Broomsedge Management in Bahiagrass Pastures”
Assoc. Prof. and Assoc. Center Dir., Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management
- Joao Vendramini “Fertilizer Efficiency of Limpograss Cultivars”
Assoc. Prof., Forage Management
- Maria Silveira “Biosolids Research and Demonstration Site”
Assoc. Prof., Soil Fertility and Water Quality
Field Day Ends 4:00 p.m.
81o 56.406' W and 27o 23.733' N
From Ona -
From SR 64 in Ona turn south at the caution light onto CR 663. Travel 5 miles on 663 and turn right onto Goose Pond Road. Travel 1.5 miles and turn left onto Experiment Station Road. Travel about a mile to reach the Range Cattle REC facilities.
From Arcadia -
From SR 70 in Arcadia travel west about 1.5 miles to CR 661. Take a right on CR 661 and travel about 12 miles to Goose Pond Road. Take a left on Goose Pond Road and travel 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Experiment Station Road. Travel about a mile to reach the Range Cattle REC facilities.
From Bradenton -
From the junction of interstate 75 and SR 64 travel east approximately 28 miles to CR 665. Take a right on 665; travel about 6 miles to Goose Pond Road. Take a left on Goose Pond Road and travel about 5 miles to Experiment Station Road. Turn right and travel about a mile to reach the Range Cattle REC facilities.
Individuals with Disabilities
Persons requiring special accommodations, per the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Andrea Dunlap at (863) 735-1314 at least (5) five working days prior to the field day.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2709 SE Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites
2727 US Highway 17 N
Bowling Green, FL 33834