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Join us for our Field Day at Buck Island Ranch in Highlands County on Saturday, April 26th. We will start at 10 AM with a ranch tour guided by employees of Buck Island Ranch. We will have lunch and then a general membership meeting after the tour. We will also be going over the competitions for our State Convention, so if you are new, this
The Senate and House Education Appropriations Sub-Committees released their proposed budgets last week. Despite the increase in funding for state universities, the proposed budget fell short of some of the UF/IFAS funding requests. There are a number of funding items that will need to be resolved during the next five to six weeks but the most important item would be our request for a Workload
Don’t miss FFA’s Eleventh Annual Beast Feast and Auction March 22 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. Adults are $75 and students are $25. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of different foods such as venison, gator, shrimp, swamp cabbage, and homemade ice to name a few. Held at the beautiful Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000
April 26, 2014 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center UF Animal Sciences Building Registration – $30 We would like to invite you to the 2014 All-Judging Team Reunion luncheon to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, with lunch being served at noon. The event will
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has contracted with The Balmoral Group to assess Florida Bio-Agriculture. This effort will identify key issues facing agribusiness owners, relating to Bio-Agricultural market opportunities, constraints and commercialization research. As an association member, we strongly encourage you to complete this important survey. The survey can be accessed through the link below, or please feel free to contact
May 7-9, 2014 Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center – 2142 Shealy Drive Gainesville, FL The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer, in Florida and beyond. The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry, beef production issues, urban growth, global competition, changing consumer demands,
Central Florida Fair Cattlemen’s Invitational Ranch Rodeo Central Florida Fair, Orlando Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. Stacey Redditt (407) 295-3247Sumter County Ranch Rodeo Sumter County Fairgrounds March 14-15, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Justin Story (352) 303-4954 Don’t forget the Ranch Rodeo State Finals are September 26-27, 2014 at the Silver Spurs Arena, in Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee
For a second year, your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is giving you the chance to become certified for free thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute housed at Kansas State University. The cost of BQA certification is normally $25 to $50; however, from February 3, through April 15, 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim will defray the cost of the
During the month of March, Polk County hosts their annual Agrifest. Agrifest is a time when different elementary schools all throughout Polk County bring their fourth grade classes to the extension building in Bartow and the students learn about different sectors of agriculture. There are different stations set up, and the students go around to each station. For example, at the beef station, students learn