Morning Schedule Afternoon Schedule How to Register

Morning Schedule
8:00 a.m.
Visit the Expo Booths - 12:15 - 3:00 p.m.!
Welcome –Dr. John Arthington
Rundown of the day- Andrea
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
12:35 A Lunch:
Groups: Red A, Green A, and Blue A
B Lunch:
Groups: Red B, Green B, and Blue B
Field Day Ends
How to Register
Register on Eventbrite:
Space is limited, and the registration fee
increases as the event approaches, so register
$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
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
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
Field Day
June 25, 2015
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