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Events Calendar

 

     

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
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.  
September 14-16 Trees of Florida 2020 Conference and Trade Show (link). Rescheduled, details to be posted.
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.
October 27-30 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
November 6 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. Details to be posted.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
Rescheduled to
May 14, 2021
Florida Land Steward Tour at Jenkins Millview Trace, Escambia County, FL, 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. We are moving this tour to next year due to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Join us in 2021 for this 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. Updated flier and registration page will be posted here.

 

WEBINARS are where it's at!
See http://www.forestrywebinars.net/ for the latest schedule!

On Zoom every
Tuesday through June 23
Agricultural Best Management Practices Summit - Virtual on Zoom (link), On Zoom every Tuesday in April, May, and June. 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 growers and agency professionals and have time for discussion.See link above for details and to join.
May 21 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Biochar from Forest to the Farm (link), 11:00 am ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
May 21 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Heirs Property - Standing on a lot of Love (link), 1:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
May 28 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Managing Your Woodlands with Prescribed Fire (link), 1:00 pm ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
June 1-16 Natural Areas Training Academy S-131 Firefighter Type 1 Training (link). This is a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience who are currently qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2), and who desire to be qualified as a Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) in the National Interagency Incident Management System. Online component: complete 7.5 hours of work (pre-recorded lectures, readings, and quizzes) at your own pace anytime between  June 1 and June 15, 2020. Live virtual component: join us via Zoom for a live session (group exercises and discussions) on June 16, 2020. $35 fee. See link above for details and registration.
July 27 Forestry & Natural Resource Webinar: Tree Identification Procedures (link), 10:00 am ET. See link above for details and to join the webinar.
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)

 

 

 

Last updated 5/12/20