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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
Cancelled 2020 Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Conference (link), Hilton Embassy Suites in Jacksonville Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The Meeting will include a symposium, Chapter business meeting, networking socials, student interaction activities, keynote speakers, technical sessions, poster session, banquet dinner, awards ceremony, and several field trips. See link above for details and registration.
Rescheduled to
September 26-27
Central Florida Sportsman’s Expo (link), Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601. FWC Landowner Assistance Program biologists will be exhibiting and available to answer landowners’ questions. $5 Entry Fee, children under 12 Free. See link for details.
Cancelled 2020 International Wild Pig Conference (link), Omni Hotel, Jacksonville, FL. Join professionals from all over the world to discuss and share management approaches, new technologies, and research ideas. It is also an excellent opportunity to showcase methods, new tools, businesses, and organizations to the many wild pig industry professionals. See link above for details and registration.
May 1
(Tentative)
Florida Land Steward Tour at Property of Jake English, Pasco County, FL, 9 am to 2 pm, property of Jake English near Land O Lakes, FL. Join us to learn about longleaf pine forest management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, Best Management Practices for protecting water quality and wildlife, Tree Farm certification, preparing for the next hurricane, and the challenges of land management in the wildland-urban interface. This is also a great opportunity to network with other landowners and meet the forestry and natural resource professionals that can assist you. More details to be posted soon.
Rescheduled to
October 27-30 (tentative)
Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard, Coral Springs, FL 33076. Provided by UF/IFAS Extension. 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. See link above for details and registration. For more information contact Dr. Lyn Gettys, 954-577-6331, lgettys@ufl.edu
Cancelled Agricultural Best Management Practices Summit (link), UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, 2725 South Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703. Provided by the UF/IFAS Center for Land Use Efficiency. Join us for updates on agricultural BMP research and extension projects. Participants will also hear from a grower panel and agency panel and have time for discussion. $65 for both days, $35 for single day. See link above for details and registration.
June 18 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Technical Meeting (link), (rescheduled from March 24, information in link above to be updated soon), 9 am -12 pm, Florida Farm Bureau, 5700 S.W. 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill programs and conservation easements. NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and priorities for conservation in Florida. Individuals who need additional information or require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language contact Nina Bhattacharyya, 352-338-9554.  

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
May 15 Florida Land Steward Tour at Jenkins Millview Trace, Escambia County, FL (link), 8:30 am to 2:00 pm CT, Jenkins Millview Trace, Pensacola, FL. Mr. Robert Jenkins, owner and manager of Jenkins Millview Trace, is the 2020 Land Steward of the Year. Join us for a tour to learn about longleaf pine forest restoration and management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, and the challenges of land management in the wildland-urban interface. This is also a great opportunity to network with other landowners and meet the forestry and natural resource professionals that can assist you. $15 includes lunch and materials. See link above for details. Register online at https://fls-tour051520.eventbrite.com. As of this post, this event is still scheduled to take place. We will post any changes here and in Florida Land Steward email updates.

 

WEBINARS / REGIONAL EVENTS
March 25 Forestry & Natural Resources Webinar: Soil Management for Community Trees (link), 10:00 am ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
April 14 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Biochar Production Technologies (link), 11:00 am ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
April 14 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Non-timber forest products in the United States: access, production, markets, and market values (link), 1:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)

 

 

 

Last updated 3/20/20