2021 Florida Virtual Beef Conference

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education


For the past 35 years, the Florida Panhandle Ag Extension Team has offered a cattle rancher educational program in Marianna that included a trade show. But, due to COVID19, the 2021 event will be a 90-minute webinar with two invited speakers, brief updates from cattle and forage researchers, and then a question and answer panel discussion.

According to Doug Mayo, with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Jackson County, 2020 hit cattle producers really hard but there is hope for a brighter future. So the focus of the 2021 program will be “Moving Forward from Disruption”.

Speakers for the event include Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock & Forage Economist, who will provide a presentation on the cattle market outlook for 2021 and beyond. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Glenn Selk, Emeritus Beef Extension Specialist at Oklahoma State University. He will provide a video presentation entitled “Cornerstone Concepts for Cow Herd Sustainability”. His presentation will share his thoughts on the most important management tools that set the foundation for profitable commercial cow-calf operations. Then the final presentation will be a 20-minute overview of the most significant recent breakthroughs in cattle and forage agronomy research in Florida.


The Virtual Beef Conference will be held from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30/10:00 Central Time. The sponsored event is free for participants, but pre-registration is required. You can register by clicking here. After registering online, the link and login information needed to participate will be automatically emailed to you. This event will be hosted using the Zoom webinar.

For more information, contact Doug Mayo at  850-482-9620 or demayo@ufl.edu.