South Florida Beef-Forage Program

The South Florida Beef-Forage Program is composed of extension faculty representing Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, in addition to research faculty and extension specialists located at various research centers and departments at the University of Florida.

A major goal of this program is to coordinate extension and research activities for enhanced forage and cattle production in Central and South Florida.


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Article of the Month:

October 2023 - Looking at Winter Supplementation as an Investment more than an Expense, Hannah Baker, UF/IFAS Beef and Forage Economist


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Environmental Stewardship Award Winning Florida Ranches:

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Two Rivers Ranch - 2014 Region II Winner

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