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2017 Events Calendar

 

     

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
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 and East Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas Meeting (link), 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 Response training, and more. See link for details and registration. For more information contact Kaitlyn Dietz, (904) 823-2291, Kaitlyn.dietz@dep.state.fl.us
August 3 USDA Farm Bill Programs Meeting in Sarasota County, 6 pm,.Sarasota Farm Bureau, 7289 Palmer Boulevard. Ag producers, Sarasota Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will identify resource concerns and county conservation priorities. Contact: Israel Vega or Janie Besselman at (941) 907-0011. Link: http://tinyurl.com/ya3bps5d
August 10 Using Insects for Pest Control (link), 9 am - 4 pm, NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL. 34601. Pre-register for $45 by Aug. 1 at link above. Hosted by the Xerces Society, SARE and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
August 14 USDA Farm Bill Programs Meeting in Manatee County, 6 pm, Manatee Extension Service, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL, in the Stewart Room. Ag producers, Manatee Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) identify resource concerns and county conservation priorities. Contact: Israel Vega or Gail Somodi at (941) 907-0011.
August 15 Florida USDA NRCS State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Note date change to August 15, 10 am to 12:30 pm, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2014 Farm Bill programs and conservation easements. NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and priorities for conservation practices in Florida. Individuals who want to get on the agenda or who require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language contact Jeffrey Woods, (352) 338-9515 by Aug. 1.  Additional information on NRCS and programs is available on our website at or at your local USDA NRCS office.
September 17-19 Organic Food and Farming Summit (link), Gainesville, FL. Provided by Florida Organic Growers. See link for details.
September 27 Certified Pile Burner Course, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UF/IFAS West Central Agricultural Center, 7620 SR 471, Bushnell, FL 33513. This course allows landowners and producers to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently.  When the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to burn.  In addition, certified pile burners can burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple authorizations. $50 fee includes lunch and materials. Please register ASAP as this class usually is to capacity by mid-August. All attendees must pre-register by September 15, 2017 in order to reserve your spot.  To register call DarLinda Duteau of the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Office, 352-569-6865.
September 25- October 25 Natural Areas Training Academy: Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems (link), online and at Wekiva Springs State Park, Apopka, FL. This workshop will enhance skills in collaborating, demonstrate how and when to use working groups, and showcase successful examples of managing natural areas as part of the larger ecosystems surrounding them. Learn to work effectively in coordination with neighboring land owners, land managers, and other outside influences. See link above for details and registration. contact nata@ifas.ufl.edu for details.
October 13 Turpentining in Florida: Past, Present, Future? 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Austin Cary Forest, Gainesville, FL. The Association of Consulting Foresters, University of Florida, and Society of American Foresters are pleased to host a program on this important part of Florida’s past, present, and future. Includes tour of the new A. Chester Skinner Jr. Turpentine Education Site at the Forest. Mark your calendar. SAF CFEs approved. $15 fee covers program and lunch. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9u2d9ze

 

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 29-31 2017 Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show (link), Sandestin Grand at Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL. Approved for 4.5 Cat. 1 and 2.0 Cat 2 SAF CFEs. See link for details and registration.,
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 relatively short but scenic walking tour so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the field.

 

WEBINARS, REGIONAL EVENTS
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.
July 26 Natural Resources Webinar: Common Garden Studies for Herbaceous Plants: Lessons Learned from the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem (link), 11 am 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.
August 23 Science & Technology Webinar: The Use of the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units for Seed Zone Demarcation (link), 11 am ET, See link for details and to join.
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 7/21/17