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2017 Events Calendar



EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
 July 14 Cover Crop Tour Helps Florida Ag Producers Build Soil Health (link), 10 am - 1 pm ET at the NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601. Farmers, ranchers and researchers invited. Free tour showcases performance of 17 summer cover crop species in west central Florida and tests of five summer cover crop species to improve soil health. Learn evaluation results for different cover crop seed sources and planting recommendations. Regional soil health scientist Nathan Lowder will demonstrate different infiltration rates for cropland management types. Hosted by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Contact Janet Grabowski at 352-796-9600, ext. 3831 or janet.grabowski@fl.usda.gov.
July 26-27 14th Annual Everglades Invasive Species Summit (link), Tree Tops County Park in Broward County. Presented by Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. $5 fee. See link above for details and registration.
August 3 First Coast Invasive Species Management Area Meeting, 10 am to 3 pm ET, UF/IFAS St. Johns County Extension Office, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr, St Augustine, FL 32092. Topics will include control methods for Johnsongrass and Old World climbing fern; Early Detection Rapid Respnse training, and more. For more information contact Kaitlyn Dietz, (904) 823-2291, Kaitlyn.dietz@dep.state.fl.us
August 15-18 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training, S-130/190 (link), Florida Forest Service Waccasassa Forestry Center, Gainesville, and Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Melrose. See link above for details and registration.
September 17-19 Organic Food and Farming Summit (link), Gainesville, FL. Provided by Florida Organic Growers. See link for details.


WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
July 26 Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up (link), 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EDT at participating UF/IFAS Extension Offices in the Panhandle. Presented by The Florida Turfgrass Association and UF/IFAS. Earn up to 6 CEUs across 14 license categories as this statewide program is broadcast to participating Extension Offices, in the panhandle these include Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Calhoun, Leon, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. Until 7/21, registration is $15 for UF/IFAS employees, $30 for municipal employees, and $50 for industry professionals. Starting 7/22, prices increase to $22.50 for UF/IFAS employees, $45 for municipal employees, and $75 for industry professionals. See link above for details.
August 9 Tri-State Forest Herbicide Workshop (link), 8 am to 4 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL. This one-day workshop is appropriate for managers of forest land and natural areas and will provide 5 forestry CFEs and state pesticide license CEUs (5) applied for in AL, FL, GA. Speakers include: Dr. David Dickens, UGA, Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, AU, Dr. Stephen Enloe and Dr. Pat Minogue, UF, and representatives from industry. Registration is limited to 100 attendees and advance registration is encouraged through Eventbrite at the link above.This is filling fast so register soon.
September 28 Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop (pdf link), 9 am to 3 pm CT, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office, Crestview, FL. Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern and others. We’ll also address new and established exotic insects that are causing land management problems. Earn pesticide applicator CEUs and forestry CFEs and connect with partnership and assistance opportunities! Presented by the Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. Register on-line at https://fsp-workshop092817.eventbrite.com/. You can also reserve a space by contacting UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension at (850) 689-5850. Please register by September 15 so we can plan accordingly.
October 5 Forest Stewardship Tour at David and Cindi Stewart's Sandhills Farm, Jackson County (pdf link), 9 am to 2 pm CT. Join us to learn about longleaf pine regeneration, prescribed fire, forest groundcover and habitat enhancements for a variety of wildlife species. Take this opportunity to meet your County Forester, UF/IFAS 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. Register at https://fsp-tour100517.eventbrite.com/ or contact UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension at (850) 482-9620. Please register by September 22 so we can plan accordingly. This will be a walking tour so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the field.


June 29 Ecosystem Services Webinar: Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests (link), 3-4 pm ET. Hosted by Duke University. See link for registration.
July 10 Forestry Webinar: Fire Prevention Education Teams: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Appalachian Wildfires (link), 11 am ET, See link for details and to join.
July 12 Wildlife Wednesday Webinar: Florida’s Owls - Whoo Is Making That Sound? (link), 12:15 to 1 pm ET, See link for details and registration.
July 25 Forestry Webinar: Drought and Urban Forests (link), 2 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
July 25 Natural Resources Webinar: Native Thistles: Important and Misunderstood Plants for Conservation (link), 2 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
August 2 Science & Technology Webinar: High Tunnel Systems (link), 2 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
August 16 Wildlife Wednesday Webinar: Florida’s Small But Significant Songbirds (link), 12:15 to 1 pm ET, See link for details and registration.
September 20 Wildlife Wednesday Webinar: Commonly Encountered Ducks of Florida (link), 12:15 to 1 pm ET, See link for details and registration.
October 18 Wildlife Wednesday Webinar: This-or-That? Florida’s Birds (link), 12:15 to 1 pm ET, See link for details and registration.
November 15 Wildlife Wednesday Webinar: This-or-That? Florida’s Wildlife (link), 12:15 to 1 pm ET, See link for details and registration.




Last updated 6/22/17