New Venue! New Location!
This year’s Beef Cattle Short Course is going to prove very exciting! We are moving the venue to the newly built
Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
located on Shealy Drive. This new location will have state of the art equipment and a large conference room. The location is convenient to the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville. Hotel rooms have been blocked at various locations in Gainesville to meet your lodging needs! Please see the Hotel Accommodations page on this site.
This year the Allied Trade Show will be held in conjunction with the program on Thursday afternoon at the Horse Teaching Unit from noon to closing. This will offer an enhanced opportunity for interaction between Beef Cattle Short Course participants and our Allied Industry Exhibits.
to the 61st 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
2012 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.
This site was paid in part by the Tourist Development Grant