Calendar of Events

View a complete listing of upcoming purebred cattle sales, shows, & meetings.

January 2021

DateEvent
9 Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 3: Deploying nest boxes / Wildlife tour of the UF/IFAS RCREC - 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
For more information and to register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu.

12 Ona Weed Science Program Highlight with Brent Sellers
Brent will be presenting, "Broomsedge Management in Bahiagrass Pastures."
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register for the webinar online, click here
21 The 38th Annual Florida Cattlemen's Institute & Allied Trade Show
1:00 p.m. - This will be an online program with 5 speakers. Sponsorships are available.
Call Laura Bennett, program chair for more information, 352-518-0156.  
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February 2021

DateEvent
9 Ona Highlight with Guest Presenter Dr. Todd Thrift
Todd will be presenting "Cull Cow Considerations." He is an associate professor in the UF Animal Sciences Department in Gainesville where he specializes in cow-calf management, beef cattle nutrition, and stocker feedlot management.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register for the webinar online, click here
27 Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 4: Nest box check/learning about bluebird ecology in the field;- 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
Learn more and register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu.

March 2021

DateEvent
9 Ona Agronomy Program Highlight with Dr. Joao Vendramini
Dr. Vendramini will be presenting "Use of monensin on beef cattle supplementation." Joao is a Professor at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona where he specializes in forage management." 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

TBA Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 5: Nest box check/bluebird diet in the field - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu

April 2021

DateEvent
13 Ona Highlight featuring the South Florida Beef Forage Program (SFBFP)
The September Ona Highlight will feature guest presenters with the UF/IFAS Extension group, the UF/IFAS South Florida Beef Forage Program (SFBFP). They will be providing an overview of the their group and providing information on utilizing UF/IFAS Extension Resources.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

TBA Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 6: Nest box check/role of birds in rangeland systems - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Learn more and register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu

May 2021

DateEvent
11 Ona Rangeland Wildlife and Ecosystems Program Highlight with Dr. Hance Ellington
Dr. Ellington will be presenting, TBA. He is an Assistant Professor at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona where he specializes in grazinglands wildlife.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

TBA Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 7: Taking down and cleaning nest boxes - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

For more information and to register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu

June 2021

DateEvent
8 Ona Beef Cattle and Forage Economics Program Highlight with Chris Prevatt and Dr. Marcelo Wallau
Chris and Marcelo will be presenting "Cool-season annual forages: Reviewing the 2020-2021 production year and developing a plan for 2021-2022." Chris is a state specialized extension agent II at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona and Marcelo is an assistant professor, forage extension specialist with the UF Agronomy Department in Gainesville.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

TBA Become a Bluebird Watcher!
Session 8: Wrap-up and research results - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

For more information and to register for this virtual series, click here.
Questions? Contact Hance Ellington e.ellington@ufl.edu

29 UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Youth Field Day  
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July 2021

DateEvent
13 Ona Animal Science Program Highlight with Dr. Philipe Moriel
Dr. Moriel will be presenting "Heat stress on beef cattle." He is an assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona where he specializes in beef cattle nutrition and management.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

August 2021

DateEvent
10 Ona Highlight with Guest Presenters Cliff Coddington and Jim Handley
President Cliff Coddington & Executive Vice President, Jim Handley of the Florida Cattlemen's Association will discuss the current issues and initiatives of the Florida Cattlemen's Association.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

September 2021

DateEvent
14 Ona Highlight featuring the Duluca Property or the Grasshopper Sparrow
Details TBD.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

October 2021

DateEvent
7 UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Field Day & 80th Anniversary  
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12 Ona Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Highlight
A guest presenter (TBA), will provide the LTAR project highlight.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

November 2021

DateEvent
9 Ona Soil and Water Science Program Highlight with Dr. Maria Silveira
Dr. Silveira will be presenting "The Florida Phosphorus Budget." Maria is a Professor at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona where she specializes in soil.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.

December 2021

DateEvent
14 Ona Graduate Student Highlight with Clay Cooper
Clay will be presenting his research findings as a master's student under the advisement of Dr. Brent Sellers at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona. Clay’s research focused on investigating management strategies for controlling brunswickgrass in bahiagrass seed production fields in Florida.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar online, click here.