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Wildlife Food Plot Field Day


Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Wildlife Food Plot Field Day

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Wildlife Food Plot Field Day

BY 12:00 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 8 2013

Pre-register here or call 850-875-7100

Event cost: $10 (includes lunch)

Payable by cash or check only in person at registration

Saturday, 9 March 2013 (rain or shine) 9 am-4 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am

North Florida Research & Education Center
155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL

For more information contact Holly Ober
Phone: 850-875-7150

Come visit the local testing of food plot materials, management, and temporary deterrents.  We'll discuss all of this as part of a holistic approach to managing habitat for game species.  There will also be opportunities to hear about cost share assistance, learn how to age deer, identify native plants valuable for game species, and get your antlers scored according to the Florida Buck Registry.  Lunch and door prizes included!


Speakers will include Ron Barnett (UF), Ann Blount (UF), Don Francis (FWC), Arlo Kane (FWC), Cheryl Mackowiak (UF), Pat Minogue (UF), Holly Ober (UF), Steve Olson (UF), and Mike Wilson (FWC)



  8:30 – 9:00   Registration
  9:00 – 9:30   Welcome; Overview of wildlife habitat management at a landscape scale
  9:30 – 10:00 Nutrition requirements of game species; key native vegetation; seasonal availability
10:00 – 10:30 Managing native vegetation with fire and herbicides to improve habitat
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 How old is that deer and why should you care?
11:15 – 11:45 Technical and cost share assistance
11:45 – 12:00 Food plot fertilization management
12:00 – 1:00   Poster and display session, lunch
  1:00 – 1:30   Load into vans and drive to demonstration area
  1:30 – 2:00   Food plot deterrents and fertilization
  2:00 – 2:30   Food plot material evaluation
  2:30 – 3:00   Native vegetation identification
  3:00 – 3:30   Load into vans and drive to main building
  3:30 – 4:00   Florida Buck Registry scoring—bring your antlers!
  4:00 -- 4:30   Adjourn/planning for extension agents


  • From I-10, take Exit #181 (SR-267), and go north approximately ¼ mile. The Center is on the left at Research Road.
  • From US-Highway 90, go south on SR-267 approximately 3 miles. The Center is on the right, before you reach I-10.


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Have questions about Wildlife Food Plot Field Day? Contact UF-IFAS, NFREC

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