Media Release

October Livestock Programs

Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:45 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Livestock Programs for October, 2012.  These programs will be conducted by Cindy Sanders, Director/Livestock Agent.  The programs will be held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Ag Management Workshop – Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 6 p.m.

Topics include: agricultural law, farm liability, crop insurance and farm business plans.

Registration fee is $5.00 (includes meal).

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than September 28.  For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Living on a Few Acres (12 part series) - This is a new program for 2012, and is held on the third Thursday of each month. The next class of the series is entitled “Equine Management,” on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Topics include: basic equine nutrition & pasture management.

This monthly program is designed as an introduction to basic production techniques on a wide variety of topics from pasture management and livestock production to growing vegetables and alternative enterprises. The program is designed to provide information to individuals interested in beginning or improving a small scale agricultural operation.

Cost to attend is $10.00 for individuals and $15.00 for couples for entire series (notebook & materials provided).  There will be a meal served for this class only.

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than October 15.  For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.  IFAS is a cooperative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida, the Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners. 

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).