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2017 Events Calendar

 

 

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
June 2 Feral Swine Workshop, 12:00 to 2:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval Street #170, Lake City, FL 32025. Provided by Florida A&M University. Guest speakers will be J.C.Griffin, USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services and Pam Hunter, DVM, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Animal Industry. Free. Please RSVP by calling (386) 752-1117.
June 13 S-131 Firefighter Type 1 Training (link), 8 am - 5 pm ET, Doyle Conner Building in Gainesville, FL. Provided by Natural Areas Training Academy. Cost is $75. Topics include fireline reference materials, communications, and tactical decision making. Register by May 15, limited capacity. See link above for details and registration.
June 14-15 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface (link), 8 am - 5 pm ET each day, Doyle Conner Building in Gainesville, FL. Provided by Natural Areas Training Academy. Cost is $100. Provides students with the skills and knowledge to size-up a wildland/urban interface fire incident, evaluate the potential situation, order and deploy the necessary resources, and apply safe and effective strategy and tactics to minimize the threat to life and property. Register by May 15, limited capacity. See link above for details and registration.
June 15-16 Regional Agritourism Workshop (link), UF/IFAS Martin County Extension Office, 2614 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996. For farmers, policy-makers, and consumers interested in learning about agri-tourism. Includes farm tour and presentations. Provided by UF/IFAS Martin County Extension. $75 if by June 8, $90 after June 8. See link above for details and registration.
 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.
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)
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.
May 25 Forest Stewardship Workshop: Sell Your Timber for what it's Worth (pdf link), 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351. 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. Register at https://fsp-workshop052517.eventbrite.com/. You can also call UF/IFAS NFREC, (850) 875-7100 to reserve a space. Please register by May 17 so we can plan accordingly.
June 8 Pond Weed Management Workshop (link), 6 to 8 pm CT, UF/IFAS Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley, FL. Provided by UF/IFAS Extension. $10 fee includes supper and materials. Please register in advance by Friday, June 2.  If you have any questions or would like to register contact the Washington County Extension Office at (850) 638-6180, or mdm83@ufl.edu. 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.
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, Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, 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.
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.

 

WEBINARS, REGIONAL EVENTS
May 23 SFE Webinar: An Assessment of Temperature and RH from a Variety of Weather Meters (link), 1-2 pm ET, See link for details and to register.
May 24 Science and Technology Webinar: Seed Zones & Population Movement Guidelines: Concepts & Tools (link), 12 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
June 8 Science and Technology Webinar: Developing a Climate Action Plan for Your Community: Lessons from the Florida Keys (link), 3 pm ET, See link for details and to join.
June 13 Science and Technology Webinar: Improving Soil on Urban Farms (link), 2 pm ET, See link for details and to join.

 

 

 

Last updated 5/22/17