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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
January 12 Project Learning Tree Workshop: STEM, PLT and Oakland Nature Preserve (link), 8:45 am to 2:15 pm ET, Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machette Trail, Oakland, FL 34760. Only $10. For those working with children, discover how to teach about environmental concepts through a focus on trees, while encouraging their relationship with the outside environment and helping to develop critical thinking skills. See link above for details and registration. Contact Dana Sussmann, Dana.Sussmann@freshfromflorida.com for more information. 
January 19 North Florida Prescribed Burn Association Meeting, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, Florida Forest Service Waccasassa Forestry Center, 5353 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL. Contact Rick Robbins, pangaea352@gmail.com, for information. For information about the NFPBA, see http://www.northfloridapba.org/
January 19 Project Learning Tree Workshop: Connecting People with Trees (link), 8:30 am to 3:15 pm ET, Austin Cary Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Rd., Gainesville, FL 32609. For those working with children, discover how to teach youth about environmental concepts through a focus on trees, while encouraging their relationship with the outside environment and helping to develop critical thinking skills. Only $10. See link above for details and registration. Contact Joe MacKenzie at Joseph.Mackenzie@FreshFromFlorida.com for information.
January 23, 30 Certified Arborist Training (link), 9 am – 5 pm, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland, FL. $60 for both days including lunch. Local extension agents and certified arborists will review the topics covered on the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, along with the requirements to be eligible to complete the exam. See link above for details and registration. Contact Prissy Fletcher, pfletch@ufl.edu for more information. 
January 26 Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival (pdf link), 10 am to 3 pm, Austin Cary Forest near Gainesville, FL. Join us for a celebration of Florida's forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value. Fun for the whole family. Activities include educational exhibits and activities, live animals, prescribed burn  demonstrations, a visit from Burner Bob the bobwhite quail, food vendors, live music, and more! See the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/246640302864953/ for information, sharing, and indicating interest.
February 1 Discussion of Local Agricultural Issues with Legislators at Southwest FL REC (link), 10 am — 1 pm, UF/IFAS Southwest FL Research and Education Center, 2685 SR 29 North Immokalee, FL 34142. Topics will include toxic cyanobacteria blooms, causes and impacts of red tide, water demand and supply, and trade issues. Free, lunch included. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a seat, call 239-658-3415 or email Jennifer Derleth at jderleth@ufl.edu.
February 23 Florida Scrub-Jay Festival (link), 10 am to 3:30 pm, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Childrens crafts and games, nature exhibits, live animals, watercolor exhibit, live music, presentations, and guided nature walks. See link above for details or contact the Visitor Center at (321) 861-0669.
March 1 2019 Florida Land Stewards of the Year Tour at Ben and Lou Ann Williams' Wetland Preserve, LLC, Putnam County, FL. Mark your calendar and check back for details.
March 3-5 Florida Urban Forestry Institute (link), Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale / Davie Campus. Provided by Florida Urban Forestry Council. Foresters, this program is approved for 13.0 Cat. 1 SAF CFEs. See link for details and information.


WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
February 12 Hurricane Recovery Workshop: Taking the Next Steps to Salvage and Restoration of Forests and Natural Resources Impacted by Hurricane Michael (link), 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST, Rivertown Community Church, 19359 Highway 71, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provided by Florida Tree Farm Program. Topics include available assistance, salvage options, tax implications, forest product markets, and more. A panel of experts from a wide array of expertise will be there to help answer your questions. This event is free and includes lunch. Register in advance so we can plan accordingly. Contact UF/IFAS Calhoun Extension (850) 674-8323 to register.
February 13 Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show (link), Trade Show open at 7:30 am CT, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. $5 per person registration fee, payable at the door.  See link for details or contact Doug Mayo, at 850-482-9620.
February 26-28 Prescribed Fire for Wildlife, a Workshop for Private Landowners (link), UF/IFAS North FL Research & Education Center, 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351. Provided by University of Florida IFAS, the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This training is for private landowners interested in improving the habitat they provide for wildlife by incorporating prescribed fire in their land management program. $25 fee per person. See link above for details and registration. For additional information, contact Holly Ober, Holly.Ober@ufl.edu


***ON-DEMAND*** Agriculture Disaster Assistance - Information Session for Agriculture and Forest Producers - 2018 (link)
Upcoming Series Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)




Last updated 1/11/19