Media Release

Forage Management Basics Workshops

Monday, February 4, 2008 12:00 AM

12:10 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY - The Northeast Florida Beef & Forage Group (NFBFG) will offer a workshop on Forage Management Basics at three different locations this spring (Alachua, Baker and Clay Counties).  In addition, there will be a Pasture Management Field Day at the North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, FL, April 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to demonstrate techniques, products and equipment used during pasture establishment and management.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of warm season and cool season forages
  • proper soil preparation
  • pasture establishment
  • understanding plant growth
  • stocking rates
  • liming and fertilization
  • equipment needed
  • weed control (weed ID, demonstration plots)
  • setting up a rotational grazing system
  • maximizing forage quality

The Alachua County workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th, at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Please contact Cooperative Extension Director Cindy Sanders at (352)955-2402 to register.  There will be a $10.00 registration fee which will include a meal and handouts.

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Contact

  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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