UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, UF CALS Prospective Student Workshop & Expo

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UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC

3401 Experiment Station

Ona, FL 33865

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Do you know someone who is interested in going to the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (UF CALS) as a freshman or transfer student? If so, let them know to save the date and plan to attend the UF CALS Prospective Student Workshop & Expo at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on Thursday, June 29. This program is for high school juniors and seniors and community college students who would like to attend UF CALS. The goal of this program is to promote UF CALS and provide students with an understanding of the enrollment process and prerequisites. Students will learn from CALS representatives about college majors and their entry requirements, distance education options, the importance of having a plan, and more.

After a welcome assembly, attendees will rotate through 4, 30 minute class sessions, then return to the large group assembly for a time of Q & A with a panel of UF CALS Alumni. Enjoy lunch with a UF CALS Alumni, get to know them and learn about their college experiences and the realities of their career- the good and the bad. During lunch and until 2:00 visit the expo where various UF CALS Departments and community & industry booths will be available.

View & print the flyer: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu/events/Prospective_Student_Workshop_06292017.pdf

8:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration Opens

9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions (large group)

9:15 – 11:35 Divide into small groups for four 30 minute rotations


Know Thyself
True Colors Session
The world is comprised of all kinds of people. Learn your personality temperament and how understanding our differences can improve team work and relationships.

Begin with Your End in Mind
When deciding on a college major make sure you choose one that will lead to your desired career. Once you’ve chosen a major, know the requirements to get there from where you are now and have a plan.

UF CALS, It’s not as far away as you might think
CALS offers several degree and certificate programs and over 200 courses via distance education (DE). Undergraduate degree completion programs and additional live and videoconferencing courses are offered at various locations outside of the main campus Gainesville. In this session you will learn all about DE options.

Show me the Money
How to achieve your college dreams and minimize debt.
Learn about scholarships, awards, grants, student employment, loans, and more.


11:40 – 12:10 Q & A Panel with UF CALS Alumni (large group)

12:15 – 2:00

Enjoy lunch with a UF CALS Alumni, get to know them and learn about their college experiences and the realities of their career- the good and the bad.

Expo Visit UF CALS and ag industry booths. These booths will be informative and educational with demonstrations, visuals, hands-on activities, and experts ready to share their knowledge and provide insight on their career.

Registration opens April 24 and ends June 27
Fee: $15 in advance or $25 at the door
Includes literature, lunch, & a t-shirt

Registration Options
Register on Eventbrite using a credit or debit card or pay by check (service & processing fees apply)
or call 863-735-1314 ext. 204 to register and pay by check to avoid processing fees. Make your check payable to “University of Florida” and mail to: UF CALS Workshop, 3401 Experiment Sta. Rd., Ona, FL 33865

Persons requiring special accommodations, per the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Andrea Dunlap at (863) 735-1314 ext. 204 at least (5) five working days prior to the field day.


  • 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 -
    Travel west on SR 70 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 (see Ona instructions at *).

  • From Bradenton -
    From the junction of interstate 75 and SR 64 travel east to Ona and follow those directions above.

Range Cattle Research and Education Center

3401 Experiment Station – Ona, FL 33865

Website: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

E-mail: ona@ifas.ufl.edu

(863) 735-1314

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity—Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research, edu-cational information and other services only to indi-viduals that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-TURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM, AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING.
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