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2017 Events Calendar

 

 

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
February 21 Precision Agriculture Field Day (link), 9 am to 6 pm ET, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Education Center, 8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL 32060. $20 fee includes lunch, dinner and program. Approved for 4.5 Certified Crop Advisors credits and 1 Pesticide CEU credit. See link above for details and registration or contact Dilcia Toro at (386) 362-1725, ext 102.
February 28 -
March 3
2017 Timberland Investment Conference (link), Ritz-Cartlon, Amelia Island, FL. Provided by University of GA Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. Optional field tour at Rayonier Forestlands on Feb 28. See link for details and registration.
February 28 Wealth Watchers Ag Energy Efficiency Workshop , 10 am -2 pm ET, White Harvest Farm, 5348 Moncrief Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Learn about cost-saving energy efficiency methods, funding and lending opportunities Provided by USDA’s NRCS & Rural Development, UF/IFAS, and FDACS. Free. Lunch served--reserve a space by calling 904-265-4736 or email Kiana Harper. See link above for details.
March 9 Forest Stewardship Tour at Lloyd Adams' NuView Properties in Columbia County (pdf link) , 9 am to 2 pm ET. Join us to learn about longleaf pine regeneration, prescribed fire and habitat enhancements for a variety of wildlife species. Take this opportunity to meet your County Forester, County Extension Agent, Landowner Assistance Biologists, and other resource partners that can provide management assistance, cost-share opportunities, forest certification and many other resources. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Register at https://fsp-tour030917.eventbrite.com/ or call Columbia County Extension at (386) 758-1030 to reserve a space.
March 10-11 University of Florida 2017 Bee College (link), Whitney Marine Laboratory for Bioscience, 9505 N Oceanshore Blvd, Marineland, FL 32137. Provided by the UF Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. See link above for details and registration.
March 13-14
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March 17-18
Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business (link),UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, Live Oak, FL. See link above for details and registration or contact Dilcia Toro at dtoro@ufl.edu or (386) 362-1725 ext.102
March 16 Forest Stewardship Workshop: Sell Your Timber for what it's Worth (pdf link), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Office, 543350 US Highway 1, Callahan, FL 32011. Join us to learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. We will also discuss income opportunities from the FWC's Gopher Tortoise Relocation Program. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. More details to be posted. Register at http://fsp-workshop031617.eventbrite.com/ or call Nassau County Extension (904) 530-6353 to reserve a space.
March 16-17 Urban Forestry Institute 2017: “Climbing to the Next Branch of a Managed Urban Forest” , Valencia College - West Campus, 1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL 32811. $160 for FUFC members and $185 for non-members. One-day registration available at $85.00 for FUFC members and $110.00 for non-members. Please call 407-872-1738 for information about our student rate. See link above for details and registration.
April 5-7 Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2017 Spring Meeting (link) , Orlando Hilton Garden Inn - SeaWorld, 6850 Westwood Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821. See link above for details and registration.
April 21 Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop (pdf link), 9 am to 3 pm, UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Auditorium, Ocala, FL. Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern, Old World climbing fern, Chinese tallowtree and others. We’ll also address exotic animals, such as feral hogs, that are causing big headaches for forestry and agricultural producers. Earn pesticide applicator CEUs and forestry CFEs and connect with partnership and assistance opportunities! Presented by the Big Scrub Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. Register at https://fsp-workshop042117.eventbrite.com/ or call Marion County Extension at (352) 671-8400 to reserve a space.
May 3-5 66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course (link), Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611. See link above for details and registration.
May 8-11 2017 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Coral Springs, FL. Join us for the largest and most inclusive training for Florida Pesticide Licensing and CEUs. Become a more qualified professional, engage with your industry, and network with your peers! The Short Course is designed to benefit both new and experienced applicators alike. Register by February 27 at the early rate of $245, and save $50!  See link above for details and registration. Questions? Call Mandy Stage, Short Course Coordinator, (352) 392-5930, mstage@ufl.edu 
May 18-21 37th Annual Florida Native Plant Society Conference (link), Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, 3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch, FL 33867. The conference will address the biological and ecological connections important to the Kissimmee River Basin and beyond. See link for details and registration.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
February 23 Breakfast on the Back Forty: Wild Turkey Management Workshop (pdf link), 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CT, forest property located 1 mile south of Hwy 85 N near Laurel Hill, FL. Join us to learn how to enhance habitat for wild turkey and other wildlife on your property. Breakfast will be provided free of charge but you must pre-register by February 16, 2017. See link above for details. To pre-register contact Billie Clayton at (850) 767-3634.
February 23 2017 Citrus Health Forum (calendar link), 8:00 am to 1:30 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Plant pathologists and entomologists from the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred and NFREC, Quincy will present the latest information on important insect and diseases affecting citrus production. $5 fee. To pre-register call (850) 875-7105.
March 3 Landowner and Manager Luncheon  - Pine Forest Economics and Management, 9 am – 1 pm ET, Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Approved for 3 Cat 1 CFEs. Registration $10. See link above for details and registration. More information call or email Kim Sash, (850) 545-3982, ksash@ttrs.org
March 6-7 ForestHER Workshop (link), Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 E Mckinnon St, New Brockton, AL 36351. This hands-on workshop will help women learn about forests and forest resource management in a relaxed, fun setting. Learn to read maps and measure and market timber and non-timber forest products including wildlife. Presented by Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. $70 fee. See link above for workshop times and registration or contact Bence Carter, (334) 894-5596, jbc0057@aces.edu
May 22-25 GIS Workshop: Applied Geospatial Solutions in Natural Resources (link), Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. See link above for details.
June 12-15 Advanced GIS Workshop: Python scripting and GIS Programming (link), Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. See link above for details.

 

WEBINARS, REGIONAL EVENTS
February 23 Science/Technology Webinar: Introduction to Plant Identification (link), 2 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
March 3 American Forest Foundation Webinar: Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year (link) , 1 to 3 pm, ET. See link for details and registration.
March 29 Forest Health Webinar: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (link), 1 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
April 19 Forest Health Webinar: Southern Pine Beetle (link), 1 pm ET, See link for details and to join.

 

   

 

Last updated 2/20/17