The 64th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held at the University of Florida May 13-15. The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. 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, and economic and environmental sustainability. Every year, this short course leads the industry in covering subject areas and topics prior to those issues becoming management concerns. Participants get to hear contrasting, alternative, and complimentary ideas about the beef cattle enterprise.
Short of paying a professional consultant, there is no better source of information for beef cattle producers than the Florida Beef Cattle Short Course. The annual event brings together cattlemen, University of Florida Extension faculty and staff to hear nationally recognized speakers, from UF, other academia institutions, and industry. We partner with our valuable Allied Industry partners to bring you a viable and diverse Tradeshow, sharing industry and product specific information. Annually, approximately 30 trade representatives have booths available to demonstrate products and distribute information. In addition, each year, part of a day is spent at one of the Department of Animal Sciences research and teaching units for hands – on demonstrations.
We invite you to attend the Florida Beef Short Course and come away with new and innovative knowledge about the beef cattle industry! $125 Early registration ends May 1. After May 1 registration is $165. For more details, registration information, directions, and hotel accommodations go to: 2015 Beef Cattle Short Course, or download the printer friendly brochure: 2015 Beef Short Course Brochure
Source: University of Florida Extension