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2018 Events Calendar



EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
August 3 Air Potato IPM Field Day (link), 9 am - noon ET, Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, FL 34601. Provided by UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County. Join us for esearch updates on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) control methods of the invasive air potato vine and the effectiveness of the air potato beetle. See link above for details and registration. If you have any questions please contact William Lester at (352) 754-4433 ext. 5 or at wlester@ufl.edu.
August 14 Conservation Easements: A rancher’s perspective (link), 11 am ET, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research & Education Center, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona, FL 33865. Learn about conservation easements from a rancher's perspective with Jim Strickland, Vice Chairman of Florida Conservation Group and owner of Blackbeard's Ranch in Manatee County. Florida Conservation Group is a nonprofit that advocates for science based conservation easements and funding for them on a federal and state level. Offered in person at Ona REC or webinar. Register for webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5711774181080118786
Call 863-735-1314 to attend in person at Range Cattle REC.
August 15 Lake Soil and Water Conservation District Working Group (link), 1:30 - 3:00 pm, UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center, Training Room B, 1951 Woodlea Rd, Tavares, FL 32778. Ag producers and stakeholders make natural resource recommendations to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Contact: Patty Fletcher, 352-253-1646.
August 22 Florida Tree Farm Tour: Managing Pine Forests for Multiple Goals, Putnam and Flagler Counties (link), 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, Crescent Lake Hunt Club and Seminole Landing Properties in Putnam and Flagler Counties, 843 East Highway 100, San Mateo, FL. Join us to explore the possibilities that pine forest management has to offer, learn about sustainable forestry and wildlife habitat management, and connect with the local and statewide professionals and resources that are available to assist in your land management. Free, lunch provided. Provided by Florida Tree Farm and Forest Stewardship Programs. Reserve a space by contacting Greg Dunn, Greg.Dunn@FreshFromFlorida.com, (904) 209-0430 or Conrad Wysocki, Conrad.Wysocki@FreshFromFlorida.com, (386) 329-3717 . Space will be limited so register soon.
August 28-30 Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting 2018 (link), Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL. See link above for details and registration or call (850) 222-5646.
September 17 Water Birds in Highlands County (link), 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 West George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875. Presented by UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension and the Range Cattle REC. $10 fee. See link above for details and regsitration.
September 18 2018 Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs Workshop (link), 10 am to 3 pm ET, Southwest FL Water Mgt District Office, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville. This free workshop, provided by Florida Forest Service, will educate forest land managers about Silviculture BMPs for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Participants will receive 4 hours of SAF CAT-1 CFE’s. Lunch on your own. To register contact Robin Holland, (352) 732-1781, Robin.Holland@freshfromflorida.com
September 20 Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop, Okeechobee County (pdf link), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Office,, 458 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Provided by Heartland Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. Join us to get the latest information on controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants in this region. 5.0 FDACS CEUs approved: (3.0) Nat. Area Weed Mgmt., Pvt. App, or ROW; (2.0) 487 or 482 Core. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Register on-line at
https://fsp-workshop092018.eventbrite.com/. You can also reserve a space by contacting Okeechobee County Extension, (863) 763-6469, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.
September 20 Winter Beef Forage Supplementation Seminar (link), 3:00 to 6:00 pm, UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 West George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875. Presented by UF/IFAS South Florida Beef Forage Program. Free, dinner included. See link above for details and registration.
September 28 Landowner Cooperative Associations - Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Madison County (pdf link), 8:30 am to 4:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Madison County Extension Office, 184 NW College Loop, Madison, FL 32340. Learn about landowner cooperative associations and the benefits of working with neighbors. Topics include cooperating to manage timber and wildlife, deer management, and the history and certification process of the American Tree Farm System. An afternoon tour of a local tree nursery will follow lunch. Free, lunch included. More details to be posted soon. Contact Madison County Extension (850) 973- 4138 by September 21 to register.
September 29 Project Learning Tree: Connecting Forests With People (link), 8:30 am –3:00 pm ET, Austin Cary Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville FL 32609. This training is for anyone interested in learning hands-on approaches to teach youth(and adults) about trees, forests, and the environment. Landowners, outreach coordinators, community volunteers, scout and camp leaders, undergraduate and graduate students and educators, anyone working with youth or wanting to are welcome. See link above for details and registration. For more information contact Elise Cassie, ecassie@ufl.edu
October 1-3 Public Land Acquisition & Management (PLAM) Partnership Conference (link). Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, FL. Provided by Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Atlantic University, this statewide conference focuses on public land acquisition and management issues in Florida. Local, regional, state, federal, non-profit, and private land managers; land acquisition specialists and agents; water managers; and others interested in conservation land planning are invited to attend. See link above for details.
October 19 Beef Quality Assurance Certification Field Day (link), 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Lykes Ranch, 15287 CR 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Presented by UF/IFAS Extension. To register, Call (863) 402-6540. See link above for details and registration.


WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
August 9 Invasive Species Workshop and Air Potato Challenge: Leaf Beetles Available for the Public (link), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CT, Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL. Residents and land managers struggling with invasive air potato can come to the Escambia County Central Office Complex to learn about this invasive pest plant and receive a supply of air potato leaf beetles for use on their properties. See link above for details and registration, or call Carrie Stevenson at 850-475-5230 or email ctsteven@ufl.edu.        
August 25
(note date change)
Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 5, ask the expert session which will be held at the Grape Harvest festival.  Registration is not required for the session, but there is a fee to enter the festival.  Here is the link for the festival:  http://www.famunews.com/grape-harvest-festival/. For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu


August 7 Science & Technology Webinar: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems (link), 3 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
August 14 Science & Technology Webinar: Rethinking Nutrient Management Paradigm for Soil Health (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
August 16 Climate Science Webinar: Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Local Climate Information to Keep Producers Happy (link), 3 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
August 29 Forestry Webinar: Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present, & Future (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.





Last updated 8/3/18