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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
March 20 Mandatory Dicamba Herbicide Training (link), broadcast to UF/IFAS Extension facilities across north Florida. This is for anyone who intends to buy or apply XtendiMax, Engenia, or FeXapan during the 2019 growing season. The training session will address changes made to the labels of the previously listed products. You will earn 2 Core CEUs for your existing license. See link for details. For more information, contact Ethan Carter, (850) 482-9620, ethancarter@ufl.edu
March 23 2019 Family Day at the Dairy Farm (link), 9 am to 2 pm ET, University of Florida Dairy Unit, 13515 County Road 237, Alachua, FL 32615. Presented by University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, with support from Florida Dairy Farmers. Join us for a fun-filled, educational experience. See a working dairy farm, learn where milk comes from, meet researchers and veterinarians who work to improve Florida's dairy production, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. New stations are added this year! Please wear closed-toe shoes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please. Free admission, rain or shine!
April 10-12 2019 Spring Meeting of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society (link), Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for students and professionals engaged in wildlife research or habitat management in Florida to present recent results, talk about ongoing projects, discuss collaborations, and share ideas. See link above for details and registration.
April 16-17 Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 (link), 8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day, Lake City Holiday Inn, 213 SW Commerce Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025. Presented by the Longleaf Alliance. This will focus on the herbicide choices available for the site preparation, ecological restoration, and management of longleaf pine systems. $150 includes registration fee, materials, and lunch both days. Approved for 8.5 Cat. 1 SAF CFEs. See link above for details and registration. For more information call (334) 427-1029.
April 30 - May 1 46th SAF / SFRC Spring Symposium: "Family Forests: Sustaining a Legacy" (link), University of Florida Roland T. Stern Learning Center at Austin Cary Forest Campus near Gainesville, FL. Provided by UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Florida Division Society of American Foresters. Forest landowners, foresters, and natural resource professionals are encouraged to attend! Topics will include landowner associations, forest product markets, new landscape planning approaches, forest certification, economics, hurricane recovery, genetically improved southern pines, wildlife habitat provisions, intergenerational land transfer, and more! $125 for landowners, $150 for current SAF members, $175 regular registration.This event is approved for 7.5 Cat. 1 and 2.0 Cat. 2 SAF CFEs. See link above for details. Register at https://46-saf-sfrc-spring-symposium.eventbrite.com
May 6-9 Annual Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Coral Springs Marriott, Coral Springs, FL. Early rate ends Feb. 25. Earn 20+ CEUs.  See link above for details and registration, or contact mstage@ufl.edu, (352) 294-3578
May 7-8 Learn & Burn Prescription Writing Workshop, Putnam County (link), 8 am - 5pm, Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd, Palatka, FL 32177. Provided by North Florida Prescribed Burn Association and Alachua Conservation Trust. Participants will develop a legal Burn Prescription that focuses on specific goals and objectives, for different reasons a landowner might have for managing their property. Topics include range management, ground cover restoration, timber management, wildlife management. Limited to 50 participants. Contact Barry Coulliette to Register, (904) 838-8591, act.barryc@gmail.com
May 8-10 68th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course (link), Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611. This is Florida’s premier educational event for serious beef cattle producers in the Southeast. Gain some new knowledge about the beef cattle industry’s future direction, additional management decision making skills, and new information about specific production and management practices that impact your beef cattle enterprise. See link above for details and registration.
May 16-17 Florida Native Plant Society's 39th Annual Conference: "Transitions" (link), The Plantation at Crystal River, 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429. The  "Transitions" theme is pertinent to the Nature Coast region of Florida in a number of ways: sea level rise and migrations of ecosystems due to climate change, and it is the transition zone between north and south Florida. The region also has a large diversity of plant communities and the transitions between uplands and wetlands are common, dramatic and highly visible. Many of the field trips and sessions focus on land management, including sessions on groundcover restoration, red-cockaded woodpecker habitat, and working with local land trusts. See link above for details and registration.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
March 19 Forestry Herbicides and Invasive Plant Control Workshop, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Dixon Forestry Center, 12130 Dixon Center Rd., Andalusia, AL 36420 from. Cost is $10 and includes lunch on-site. Florida pesticide CEUs are available. 2 CEUs for Ag Tree, Forest Pest, Natural Areas, Private Ag, Right-of-Way, and CORE.  Total of 4 for the day. Call 334-222-1125 to register or for more information. 
March 20 Mandatory Dicamba Herbicide Training (link), broadcast to UF/IFAS Extension facilities across north Florida. This is for anyone who intends to buy or apply XtendiMax, Engenia, or FeXapan during the 2019 growing season. The training session will address changes made to the labels of the previously listed products. You will earn 2 Core CEUs for your existing license. See link for details. For more information, contact Ethan Carter, (850) 482-9620, ethancarter@ufl.edu
March 30 Holmes County Spring Cattlemen’s Field Day and Social (link), 3:00 to 5:30 pm, social at 6:00 pm CT, Williams Farm near Poplar Springs. See link above for details. Contact Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County at (407) 619-9862.
April 30 Alternative Crop Enterprise Workshop, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm ET, FAMU Research and Extension Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, FL 32351. Topics include organic production,opportunities for producing a biofuel crop, low-cost high tunnel production of strawberries, alternative fruit production, alternative enterprise farm the economics, and pest management strategies. Registration is $15.  For more information, contact Alejandro Bolques, Ph.D., at (850) 875-8559 or at alejandro.bolques@famu.edu.

 

WEBINARS / LIVE STREAM / REGIONAL EVENTS
April 2 Conservation Webinar: Benefits of Intercropping in Organic Systems (link), 3:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join.
April 9 Conservation Webinar: Aligning Soil and Human Health (link), 2:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join.
April 24 Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar: Invasive bamboo management in the southeastern U.S. (link), 1:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join.
July 16-17 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference (link), Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830. This conference brings researchers, Extension personnel, farmers, and ag industry specialists together to discover the latest information related to cover crops in the South. See link above for details and registration
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)
Upcoming Invasive Plant Council Webinars (link)

 

 

 

Last updated 3/18/19