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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
September 19 Florida Forest Stewardship Tour at RFM Farms, Property of Bob and Frances McGranahan, Suwannee County (pdf link), 9 am to 2 pm ET, RFM Farms, Suwannee County. FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED
September 24 Certified Pile Burn Course, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UF/IFAS West Central Agricultural Center, 7620 SR 471 Bushnell, FL 33513. This course will allow a landowner 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. The cost of the class is $50 and includes lunch, materials and exam.  Please register early; this class usually is to capacity by mid-August. All attendees must pre-register by September 24, 2019 in order to reserve your spot.  To register call DarLinda Duteau of the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Office at 352-569-6865.
September 24 First Coast Invasive Working Group Meeting; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Atlantic Recreational Center Auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32084. The meeting topics will include Russian thistle and lethal bronzing, a destructive palm disease now in Florida. Please email Kaitlyn.Dietz@FloridaDEP.gov if you plan on attending.
September 30-October 2 Public Land Acquisition & Management Partnership 2019 Conference (link), World Golf Village Resort, 500 S Legacy Trail,St. Augustine, FL. Hosted by Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. 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, engineers, planners, attorneys, surveyors, appraisers, architects, public officials, non-profit groups, consultants, and others interested in conservation land planning are invited to attend. Pre- and post- conference field trips available. See link above for details and registration.
October 3 North Central FL Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area General Meeting; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, O'Leno State Park. The meeting will include a presentation of a new herbicide application method (Incision Point Application) and committee breakout sessions. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Please RSVP to northcentral@floridainvasives.org
October 10 Forest Stewardship Field Day: Forest Plant Identification 2019 (pdf link), 9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641. Join us to learn some strategies to help you identify trees, shrubs and herbaceous species. We will cover some basic skills and put them to work in the woods, identifying a sample of sandhill, flatwoods and swamp species in the field. Cost is $15 per person, lunch and materials included. Register online at https://fsp-workshop101019.eventbrite.com/.
October 25 Marketing Your Timber Workshop, 6:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Clay County Agricultural Center, 2463 SR 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Provided by Florida Forest Service. In recognition of Working Forests Week, Senior Forester James Tootle will share important tips on conducting timber sales. These tips include the types and methods of timber sales and what impacts the value of your timber. James has 18 years of experience as a timber buyer in the private sector and can provide expert advice to landowners who are considering a timber sale. Interested landowners should RSVP to james.tootle@fdacs.gov by October 23rd. For more information call James Tootle at (904) 845-7238.
October 29 Grass / Sedge Identification Workshop (link), FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED. Provided by the Central Florida, East Central Florida and Osceola CISMAs and the Florida Forest Stewardship Program.
November 21 2019 Florida Ag Expo (link), UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Join us for a day of networking, education and a chance to see first hand all of the great work being done at the GCREC.
November 21-22 2019 Organic Food and Farming Summit: Sowing the Gap (link), Renaissance Hotel at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL. Presented by Florida Organic Growers. See link above for details and registration.
December 6 Get Your Farm Finances on Track for 2020 Workshop, 9 am to 4 pm ET, UF/IFAS Madison County Extension Office, 184 College Loop, Madison, FL. Provided by Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Topics include balance sheets, income statements, technology and record keeping, crop and livestock insurance, marketing, and employee management. Free. Register today by contacting Rachel Watts at (850) 718-5582 or Rwatts@farmcredit-fl.com

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
September 16-19 2019 Big Bend Pesticide Training Series (link), Registration at 8:45 am each morning, Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 W. Washington Hwy, Monticello, FL. This training is for pesticide applicators needing continuing education units (CEUs) or for those needing a restricted use pesticide (RUP) license. The cost to attend is $10 per session. See link above for details and registration. For more information contact Danielle Sprague at (850) 342-0187.
October 2-3 Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference, 8 AM to 5 PM CT, Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. This event will provide a great networking space and share practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. The conference sessions will focus on four main tracks, Marketing/Business, Fruit & Nut, Alternative Enterprises, and Vegetable Production. Register online at: https://panhandlefv2019.eventbrite.com
October 3 Florida Forest Stewardship Tour at Crooked Creek Preserve, Property of Billy and Marcia Boothe, Gadsden County (pdf link), 9 am to 2 pm ET. Note all times Eastern. Topics will include longleaf pine forest restoration, promoting pollinators, sources of assistance, hurricane recovery, and more. $15/person. See link above for details and directions. Register online at https://fsp-tour100319.eventbrite.com.
October 25 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Tour and Awards Ceremony at Russell Brothers Farm, Escambia County (link). 9 am to 2 pm CT. Provided by the Florida Tree Farm Program. Congratulations to John and Keith Russell for their outstanding forest stewardship. Join us to see the property, learn about longleaf pine forest management, enhancing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species, BMPs, and more. Lunch included. No cost but pre-registration is required. Call the Florida Forestry Association at (850) 222-5646 to reserve a space. Please register by October 18.
December 5 Get Your Farm Finances on Track for 2020 Workshop, 9 am to 4 pm CT, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave. #3, Marianna, FL. Provided by Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Topics include balance sheets, income statements, technology and record keeping, crop and livestock insurance, marketing, and employee management. Free. Register today by contacting Rachel Watts at (850) 718-5582 or Rwatts@farmcredit-fl.com

 

WEBINARS / REGIONAL EVENTS
September 26 Conservation Webinar: Conservation Innovation Grants Program - Water Management (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
October 9 Forest Health Webinar: Oak Decline in the United States (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
December 9-10 12th Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference (link), Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Athens, GA. Topics include spatial analysis, UAVs, forest inventory, mapping, modeling, remote sensing, GPS, forest health, geospatial technologies, and LiDAR. See link above for details and registration
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)

 

 

 

Last updated 9/17/19