SPRING QUARTERLY MEETING

The Spring meeting of the Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association

will be held at Newberry High School on March 17th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be sponsored by Bill Seto and Suwannee Equipment Company.

Please bring a dessert to share.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show Building Fund

Hines Cattle Company of High Springs has generously donated a bred Brangus cross heifer to the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show.  Each donation of $20.00 earns you one chance to own this quality animal.  The heifer will be awarded to the holder of the chosen ticket at the conclusion of the market animal sale on March 8th, 2016.  Proceeds will be donated to the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show building fund.

Contact Dr. Cindy Sanders, the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Director,                      at (352) 955-2402 for additional information.

The new barn has been erected and will be used to house livestock during the fair.

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Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show

From: “Renee Nelms” <alachua@ifas.ufl.edu>
Date: Feb 18, 2016 3:02 PM
Subject: Upcoming Youth Fair & Livestock Show – March 4-8, 2016
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The Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show Association is pleased to announce the upcoming Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show.

Youth Fair & Livestock Show – March 4-8, at the Alachua County Fairgrounds

The Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show Association is a non-profit organization that conducts and operates public fairs and expositions pertaining to agricultural matters and more particularly to the exhibitions of livestock, poultry, crafts, youth projects and farm products. The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture. Youth will exhibit both livestock and non-livestock 4-H & FFA projects.

“The youth fair benefits agriculture and the local community by providing an educational opportunity for youth to learn about production agriculture,” said Cindy Sanders, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Director. “Working with livestock and other agriculture events through the youth fair prepares future citizens of Alachua County to be knowledgeable about agriculture production and land use,” Sanders said. “This benefits Alachua County by providing citizens who are familiar with a large part of the county’s economy.”

A complete schedule of events can be found at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County website http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu.

Alachua County 4-H and FFA youth ranging in age from 8 to 18 can participate in the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show. Come out and support our 4-H & FFA youth.

For more information, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at (352)955-2402.
An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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QUARTERLY MEETING 12/17/2015

Please join us tonight for the winter quarterly meeting.

Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center

Our meeting will be sponsored by Wes Grant and Chiefland Farm Supply.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Fall Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting

The fall meeting of the Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association will be held Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center which is at 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville (adjacent to the Animal Science Building, opposite the Vet School Equine facility).  Additional parking is available in the Animal Science parking area.

Our dinner will be sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  The program will be “Getting Your Herd Market Ready” and will be presented by Caroline Feagle and Dr. Doug Ensley.

Families are requested to bring their favorite dessert.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit Renovation Groundbreaking

Plans include new fencing, additional farm vehicles, a new barn for the north building complex, as well as a multipurpose building with classrooms, bathrooms and housing for on-site personnel.

By improving the BTU facilities, UF/IFAS will be better positioned to recruit top students and provide greater opportunities for graduate students and faculty members to pursue beef cattle studies.                                                                                     -UF/IFAS Brochure-

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Congratulations to Dan and Sandra Marvel

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Dan and Sandra Marvel of Marvel Farms in High Springs were recently recognized at the 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Convention.  They received the 2014-2015 Florida Premier Award for Premier Brangus Female, Marvel’s Kissimmee 513.  Further recognition came as they were named the 2014-2015 Premier Brangus Breeder.  Congratulations!

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