Celebrating the 60th Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
Addressing Cow Herd Management and Business Issues

May 4-6, 2011

Hilton University of Florida Gainesville, Florida



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Welcome to the 60th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course for the cattle industry! The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer, in Florida and beyond. The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry; beef production issues, urban growth, global competition, changing consumer demands, and economic and environmental sustainability. Every year we lead the industry covering subject areas and topics prior to those issues becoming management concerns. Participants get to hear contrasting, alternative, and complimentary ideas about the beef cattle enterprise. The 2011 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course promises to continue the tradition of being the best educational event for beef cattle producers in the Southeast.

Short of paying a professional consultant, there is not a better source of information for beef cattle producers than to attend the Florida Beef Cattle Short Course.

Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Cattle Ranching, Five Centuries of Tradition

Feb. 12 May 8, 2011, Free Admission

cattle driveDiscover the state's cattle ranching and cowboy traditions through two new exhibits at the Florida Museum. Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition takes visitors on a journey through time, from the Spanish introduction of cattle to Florida in the 16th century to current ranching methods. Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier uses photographs to celebrate the history and traditions of cattle ranching as well as the environment it protects.
PLEASE NOTE: The Florida Museum of Natural History will extend their hours from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Thursday May, 5 2011 to accommodate Beef Cattle Short Course attendees.

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