Celebrating the 61st Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
Making Dollars and $ense in the Cattle Industry

 May 2-4, 2012

Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension
Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611



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Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriot
3700 SW 42nd Street
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-335-1502

Discounted rate is $109.00 plus applicable taxes. Make your reservations prior to April 24, 2012 to receive the discounted rates.

To receive the special rate, call 352-335-9100 and identify yourself as a Beef Cattle Short Course participant.


  • Courtyard Café® Open for breakfast and dinner, 7 days a week

  • Close to UF

  • The Market®, enjoy a snack or beverage anytime of the day

  • 24 hour fitness center

  • 24 hour business center with computer and printer

  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access

  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool

  • Complimentary USA today® available

  • Same day laundry valet and dry cleaning (Monday – Friday)

  • 100% smoke-free hotel

  • Marriot Rewards®

More information: Printable PDF

Visit our web site: Courtyard by Marriott

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Hampton Inn and Suites
101 SE 1st Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: 352-240-9300

Rates for this event, $119.00. Reservations must be made prior to April 01, 2012. Please call 352-240-9300 or log onto www.hampton.com to book under the group code of ANI.


  • ADA / Handicapped-Accessible Compliant

  • Air Conditioning with Digital Energy Management Thermostats for Climate Control

  • Coffee Maker

  • Complimentary copies of USA Today Monday-Friday

  • Cribs and Rollaway Beds Available

  • Dead Bolt and Secondary Locking

  • Electronic Lock

  • Electronic Smoke Detector

  • Free 24-Hour Business Center

  • Free Local Calls, 800 Access Calls and Long Distance Access

  • Free "On The House™" Hot Breakfast, or "On The Run"™ Breakfast Bags

  • Free Wired & Wireless High-Speed Internet Access

  • Fresh Fruit, Gourmet Coffee & Tea Service in the 2nd floor Lobby

  • Fully Jump Start® Equipped Fitness Center

  • Hair Dryer in every Room

  • Hampton Inn's Exclusive Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 Line

  • High-Definition Flat Screen TVs with extended cable including HBO, ESPN, CNN channels

  • Hilton HHonors Points & Miles Frequent Guest Reward Program

  • Iron and Ironing Board in every Room

  • Large Work Desk with Business Class Comfort Chair

  • 1700 Sq.Ft. of Flexible Meeting Facilities

  • Microwave, Refrigerator, and a Wetbar featured in our Studio Suites

  • 100% Non-Smoking Environment

  • On-Site Convenience Store

  • Outdoor Spa Sized Saltwater Pool

  • Outdoor Patio Area

  • Safety Deposit Box

  • Self-Parking Garage $5.00/day*

  • Sitting Area available in our Studio Suites

  • Two-Line Business Phone with Conference Call, Speaker Phone, Voice Mail & Data Port

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

* Hotel utilizes an adjacent parking garage. Please use loading zone in front of hotel to check in at front desk before parking.

Visit our website: Hampton Inns and Suites, Gainesville, FL

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Cabot Lodge GainesvilleCabot Lodge
3726 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-375-2400

To make reservations, call 352-375-2400, just say you are with the Beef Cattle Short Course and give them the group code ANI5. Make your reservations prior to April 16, 2012 to receive the special rates of $79.00 plus tax.

Cabot Lodge-Gainesville Facilities and Features Include:

Cabot Lodge provides extensive amenities to make you feel at home. They include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet and complimentary nightly cocktails, both served in the relaxing atmosphere of the atrium. Additionally, there is an on-site fitness center and the business center which includes complimentary computer usage, internet access, color printer, copies, and faxes. Also available is a meeting room and board room for business and social gatherings.

As well as Services and Amenities like:

  • Satellite TV with premier channels

  • Free local phone calls

  • Iron and Ironing Board

  • Toiletries and Travel items

  • Wireless High Speed Internet Access

The Executive Rooms are equipped with all of the above and:

  • Coffee and Coffeemaker

  • Microwave and Refrigerator

  • Bottled water

  • Hairdryer

  • Bath robes

  • Private Balcony

More information: Printable PDF

Visit our website: Cabot Lodge, Gainesville, FL

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Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32607

Discounted rate is $119.00 plus applicable taxes. Make your reservations prior to April 13, 2012 to receive the discounted rates. Rates include full breakfast buffet in our Albert’s Restaurant for up to 2 guests.

To receive the special rate, call 352-371-3600 and identify yourself as a Beef Cattle Short Course participant, registration code ABC512.

Our private guest rooms are the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of work or play.

All rooms feature the following:

  • Complimentary High Speed internet access

  • 32" LCD HD flat screen televisions

  • Cuisinart single cup coffee makers

  • Lighted Make up mirrors

  • Ergonomic desk chairs

  • Curved Shower Rods

  • Hand held hair dryers (not wall mounted)

  • Speakman Showerheads

  • Crabtree & Evelyn® La Source bathroom amenities

  • Comfortable working areas with desks

  • Jack packs which connect your computer with the TV

  • Hilton Serenity Bed Collection®

  • Dual line telephones and data ports

  • Cable television with HBO

  • Real hook hangers

  • Hairdryers

  • Makeup mirrors

  • Irons and Ironing Boards

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