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2018 Events Calendar

 

   

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
February 21 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference (link), UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL. Network with researchers, ag producers, agribusiness leaders, natural resource managers, and political leaders. Discuss important policy issues facing Florida agribusiness and gather valuable economic insight helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. $50 registration includes conference attendance and a catered lunch. See link above for more details and registration.
February 22 Agribusiness Workshop in Jacksonville (link), 9 am – 4 pm ET, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc., 2133 Broadway Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209. New, beginning and veteran farmers learn about business planning, accessing capital, marketing and product management and the services available from USDA, UF/IFAS extension and local banks. Hosted by Wealth Watchers C.R.O.P. and the Small Business Development Center. Lunch will be served. Free event, register at link above. For information contact Kiana Harper, (904) 265-4736 ext.4046.
February 23 Forest Stewardship Tour at South Prong Plantation, property of Doug Moore, Baker County, FL (pdf link), morning tour at 9:00 am or afternoon tour at 11:30 am ET, South Prong Plantation in Baker County. Join us to learn about integrating high quality wildlife habitat management with timber production, and network with other landowners and the forestry and natural resource professionals that can assist you. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. See link above for details. Register for the morning or afternoon tour online at https://fsp-tour022318.eventbrite.com or contact the UF/IFAS County Extension Baker County at (904) 259-3520, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.
February 23 State of the GTM Research Reserve, (link), Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. See link above for details and registration. Feel free to reach out with any questions (Kaitlyn.dietz@floridadep.gov, (904) 823-2291.
March 3 North Florida Land Trust Wild Working Lands Tour (link), 8 am to 12 pm ET, Wetland Preserve, Palatka, FL. Provided by NFLT. Join North Florida Land Trust and landowners Ben and Louann Williams for a morning tour of Wetland Preserve, one of NFLT’s Osceola to Ocala (O2O) Corridor conservation projects and a working forest in Putnam County. The Williams family will share their experience balancing timber production, land conservation, and wildlife enhancement on their 3,700 acres in the O2O Corridor. The tour will highlight ways in which North Florida Land Trust can help landowners with responsible stewardship and long-term conservation in northeast Florida. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Attendance is limited and no refunds. Contact Emily Dunn, edunn@northfloridalandtrust.org with questions. Registration is at https://904tix.com/events/wild-working-lands-tour.
March 9 2018 Florida Forest Stewardship Landowner Short Course (link), 8:30 am to 3:00 pm ET, Austin Cary Forest, near Gainesville, FL. Join us for a new workshop format featuring 5 concurrent topic sessions including forest health, timber marketing and forest certification, wildlife management, tree identification, and prescribed fire. Choose 2 topics (1 morning, 1 afternoon) to customize your day. $10 fee includes lunch and materials. Register online at https://fsp-shortcourse030918.eventbrite.com/, or contact Chris Demers, cdemers@ufl.edu, (352) 846-2375.
March 21 Invasive Species and Control Workshop (pdf link), 9am to 3 pm ET, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Auditorium, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner, FL 33584. Provided by Suncoast Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. FDACS pesticide applicator CEUs and SAF CFEs will be pending approval. Cost is $10 per person, lunch and materials included. Register on-line at https://fsp-workshop032118.eventbrite.com/ or call Sharon Stinson, (863) 534-7074.
March 31 2018 Family Day at the Dairy Farm (FB link), 9:00 am – 2:00pm ET, University of Florida Dairy Unit near Gainesville. This is an Open House for the general public to come visit a working dairy farm. Visit 18 stations with educational information, staffed by professors, graduate students and volunteers. Free admission, rain or shine, Presented by University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, with support from Florida Dairy Farmers.
April 4-6 Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Meeting (link), Melbourne, FL. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council invites all natural resource professionals, invasive plant researchers, students, and others interested in this topic to the 2018 FLEPPC Annual Conference April 4–6 at the Crowne Plaza Oceanfront in Melbourne. This year’s theme: Winds of Change: Adaptive Management Under Changing Conditions. See link above for details and registration.
April 6 Cover Crop Tour Helps Florida Ag Producers Build Soil Health, 10 am -1 pm at NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL. 34601. Farmers, ranchers and researchers invited.  Free tour showcases cover crop species in west central Florida to improve soil health. Learn evaluation results for different cover crop seed sources and planting recommendations. Hosted by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Contact Janet Grabowski at 352-796-9600, ext. 3831
April 11-13 Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting (link), at the Plantation, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429. The conference theme is Managing Florida’s Coastal Resources. See link above for details and registration.
April 24-27 Prescribed Fire for Wildlife Workshop (link), Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. Provided by the FL Wildlife Society. This training will provide land managers and wildlife stewards with basic information on wildlife habitat management opportunities associated with prescribed fires in Florida.Basic Registration is $175 and full registration with all meals and lodging is $375. Registration deadline is April 12, 2018. Register online at linke above. For additional information about this class please contact Jim Schortemeyer at (239) 455-5847 or Schortfire@aol.com
May 2-3 45th Spring Symposium, Austin Cary Forest Campus near Gainesville, FL. Provided by UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Florida Division Society of American Foresters. Mark your calendar! Details to come. SAF CFEs to be provided.
May 7-10 42nd Annual Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott, Coral Springs, FL. Register at the early rate of $250 and save $50!  Early rate ends Feb. 26.  See link above for details and registration, or contact kimmer72@ufl.edu, (352)-294-3576.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
February 19 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2018 (link), University of West Florida Conference Center, 11000 Conference Parkway, Building 22, Pensacola, FL 32514. See link for details and registration.
February 21 2018 Vineyard Management, IPM and Pesticide Safety Workshop, 9 am to 1:30 pm ET, Florida A&M University Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, 6361 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. The workshop is designed for grape producers, hobbyist, homeowners and backyard grape enthusiasts with information on muscadines and southern grapes dormant pruning, IPM and pesticide safety applications. For details and registration call (850) 599-3996.
February 24 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 1 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What is Heirs' Property? Who owns Heirs' Property? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
February 24 Magnificent Magnolias, 9:30 am to 1 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351. Learn about magnolias around the world, the best ones for our area, and their role in our Southeastern forests. $10 ($5 members of Gardening Friends of Big Bend) includes lunch and presentations. Register by calling (850) 875-7105 or email friends@ifas.ufl.edu.
February 27 Feral Swine Workshop, 11 am to 1 pm ET, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Provided by Florida A&M University. Workshop is open to all landowners, producers, hunters, and trappers of wild hogs; other animal industry and government officials are also welcome.Please RSVP by calling (850) 599-3546.
March 7 Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida (link), 8 am to 4 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351. Explore case studies and resources to guide you in starting an ecotourism enterprise. See link above for details and registration or call NFREC at (850) 875-7101.
March 14 Silvopasture Tour at George Owens Farm, 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year, Washington County, 9 am to 3 pm CT, meet at the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. Mark your calendar and take this opportunity to see and learn about the economic and environmental benefits of the silvopasture system - combining timber and livestock forage production on the same acres. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Register online at https://fsp-tour031418.eventbrite.com .or reserve a space by contacting UF/IFAS Washington Extension at (850) 638-6180, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.
March 19-22 Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series (link), 7:45 am to 12:00 pm CT, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Marianna, FL. The 2018 Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series offers a combination of CEUs and exams for several restricted use pesticide license categories. These include core, right-of-way, aquatic, natural areas, private, and row crop. Sessions will be followed by exams for those interested in CEUs. Registration is $10/person for each daily session, coffee and snacks will be provided, but lunch is not included. See link above for more information or contact Sabrina Farr at the Jackson County Extension Office (850) 482-9620.
March 29 Managing Invasive Plants for Longleaf and Wildlife, 1956 Russell Rd., Baker, FL Provided by Six Rivers Invasive Species Management Area. Topics will include invasive plants id, cost share programs/resources, and demonstration of techniques and equipment. There will also be a field trip to adjacent Blackwater properties to learn about their recent invasives management efforts. Lunch will be provided and preregistration will be handled through the Longleaf Alliance at https://www.longleafalliance.org/
March 31 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 2 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What are the economic or financial harms caused by Family Heirs' Property? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
April 19 2018 Citrus Health Forum, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm ET, North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road Quincy, FL. $5 fee includes access to the lectures, coffee break, lunch and the tour of the citrus grove. Register by April 18 by email or phone or on site the day of the event. Contact Alexis Mote, motea@ufl.edu, (850) 875-7105, For more information, contact Xavier Martini, xmartini@ufl.edu, (850)-875-7160.
April 28 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 3 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What are the action steps families can take to clear the title to their Family Heirs' Property? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
May 26 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 4 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What action steps help families resolve family conflict about Family Heirs' Property? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
August 28 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 5 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What is the impact of clear title property and Family Heirs' property on economic wealth building and intergenerational transfer of wealth in the United States? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu

 

WEBINARS
February 21 Forestry Webinar: Using Povenance Test Data to Guide Seed Movement in a Changing Climate (link), 11 1m ET. See link for details and to join.
February 21 Forestry Webinar: It's not a disease (or is it?): Managing Tree and Forest Health in Palms, Pines, and More (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
February 27 Science & Technology Webinar: Grazing and Nutrient Management (link), 2 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
March 1 Forestry Webinar: Native Vegetation Investments Pay Conservation Dividends (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
March 1 Climate Science Webinar: Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change: A Scientist-Manager National Network (link), 3 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
March 2 Forestry Webinar: Timber Tax Filing for the 2017 Tax Year (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
March 28 Forestry Webinar: Planning and Timing are Critical for Saving your Urban Ash Forest from EAB (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
March 29 Climate Science Webinar: Drought & Climate Galleries (link), 2 pm ET, see link for details and to join.

 

 

 

Last updated 2/15/18