Morning Schedule 8:00 a.m. Sign-in Visit the Expo Booths - 12:15 - 3:00 p.m.! 9:00 Welcome –Dr. John Arthington Rundown of the day- Andrea Dunlap 9:10 Break into groups These informative and engaging booths will be located in and around the Grazinglands Education Building. These booths will be informative and educational with demonstrations, visuals, hands-on activities, and experts ready to share their knowledge with inquisitive minds. 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Group Rotations Join us for this year’s Youth Field Day & Expo at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Our goal is to excite students about agriculture and science, reveal future opportunities in those areas, and foster a love of learning which promotes agriculture and good stewardship in this and future generations. Each June, this field day is held at the Center, specifically structured for students ages 8-18. Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. with participants gathering under the tent for the opening kickoff of the event at 9:00 a.m. Here group leaders will be introduced and everyone will split into their groups (Red A, Red B, Blue A, Blue B, Green A, Green B) then travel to their first station. Groups will be guided through the morning rotations by their group leaders visiting each of the six structured learning stations. A light snack and drink will be provided mid-morning during one of the class stations and lunch will be served in a split schedule with the ‘A’ groups eating at 12:35 and the ‘B’ groups eating at 1:15. During and after lunch, the expo will be open. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact your local county extension livestock agent or the RCREC at [email protected] or 863-735-1314 ext. 204 Afternoon Schedule (20 min) “Economic Trivia” – Chris Prevatt, Cattle & Forage Economist & James McWhorter, Livestock Agent (20 min) “Wetlands, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Florida Rangelands” Dr. Raoul Boughton, Rangeland Ecosystems and Wildlife (20 min) (20 min) “Graze or No Graze” – Dr. Brent Sellers, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management “Meet Your Meat” – Beef Carcass Ultrasound Demonstration and Meat Quality Grading Amy Perryman and Becca Weeks, UGC Certified Livestock Ultrasound Technicians (20 min) “A Look Inside” – Rumen Dissection – Lindsey Wiggins, Livestock Agent (45 min) “Guided Woods & Pasture Tour” and “Fire- Friend or Foe?” RCREC Staff & the Florida Forest Service Lunch 12:35 A Lunch: Groups: Red A, Green A, and Blue A 1:15 B Lunch: Groups: Red B, Green B, and Blue B 3:00 Field Day Ends How to Register Register on Eventbrite: http://rcrec-yfd-2015.eventbrite.com. Space is limited, and the registration fee increases as the event approaches, so register early! $8 – early bird reg., April 20 – June 4 $10 – normal reg., June 5 – June 23 $15 – the day of the event Due to space limits, all persons wanting to attend the classes and go on the pasture tour must register. When registering please list each attendee, for name badge purposes. T-shirts will be available during early bird registration and the day of the event. Sizes and pricing can be seen under ‘Additional Items’ when registering on Eventbrite. Field Day Staff Range Cattle REC: Dr. John Arthington Dr. Raoul Boughton Chris Prevatt Andrea Dunlap Joseph Noel Bethany Wight Randy Crawfis Lauria Gause Jacob Miller Ryan Nevling Joe Aldana Austin Bateman Alex Harvey Paul Vining Juliana Ranches Logan Martin Wes Anderson Dr. Brent Sellers Dr. Phillip Lancaster Clay Newman Cindy Holley Julie Warren Dennis Kalich Tom Fussell Christina Markham Terry Neels Jeff Steele Kim Parks Brittany Dunlap Danieli Silva Joao Sanchez Jose Luiz Dias Guilherme Duarte Fabio Oliveira Participating County Extension Agents: Glades County Tycee Prevatt Hendry County Sonja Crawford Hendry, Glades, Lee, Charlotte, & Collier Counties Lindsey Wiggins Highlands County James McWhorter Katharine Whidden Manatee County Christa Kirby Okeechobee County Pat Hogue Courtney Davis Osceola County Ashley Fluke Polk County Bridget Carlisle-Stice Seminole Tribe Aaron Stam Directions 3401 Experiment Station - Ona, FL 33865 Phone: 863-735-1314 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. UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center From Arcadia Travel west on SR 70 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 I-75 and SR 64 travel east to CR 663 in Ona and use the directions above to reach the Center. Note: the bridge on Goose Pond Road between CR665 and Experiment Station Road is under construction so that portion of the road is closed, therefore you must travel through Ona to reach the Center from Bradenton. * * * Persons requiring special accommodations, per the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Andrea Dunlap at (863) 7351314 at least (5) five working days prior to the field day. The Foundation for the Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution 8th Annual Youth Field Day June 25, 2015 Visit us on the Web: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu Like us on Facebook!
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