LIVESTOCK AND FORAGES

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The Polk County Livestock Extension Program is designed to provide educational programs and assistance for livestock producers, and promote agricultural awareness and its importance to our food system and economy.  This agent is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating these livestock Extension programs in Polk County.  The agent delivers educational programs in livestock production and management, forages and pastures, plant science, farm management, and agricultural awareness.

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CONTACT

Bridget Stice

Livestock and Forages

Extension Agent III, M.S.

863-519-1048

bccarlis@ufl.edu

Recent Livestock Blog Posts

Agriculture Extension Office Hours in Fellsmere

Beginning in November, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Agriculture Extension Agent, will hold open office hours in Fellsmere on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. She will see agriculture clients in room 9 of the Fellsmere City Complex behind the old Schoolhouse. Ms. Kelly-Begazo will be available to answer farming related questions as well as questions regarding lawns and landscaping. This will be the first time that Extension has

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Beef Cattle Reproduction Workshop 2017

Highlands and Hardee County will be presenting Beef Cattle Reproduction Workshop 2017.  In this workshop, you will learn the anatomy and physiology of bovine reproductive tracts, advantages of establishing a calving season, artificial insemination and estrus synchronization, rectal palpation, and will get hands on experience during lab. If interested, give us a call to register!

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NORTH FLORIDA PASTURE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

The North Florida Pasture Management School will be held at the UF/IFAS Levy County agricultural building in Bronson on January  18 and 19, 2018. The office is located at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, Florida 32621. Join faculty from the University of Florida and local, experienced pasture management experts covering topics which include: Soils Fertilization Climate effects Diseases

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