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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
October 23 Working Forest Tour at Indian Lake State Forest, Marion County, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 8675 NE 58th Avenue (Baseline Rd./CR 35). Follow the road a quarter mile to the pavilion and camping area. Provided by the Florida Forest Service. Residents are invited to see the recently opened recreation area. Visitors can take a tram tour of the forest to see the results of various management practices. Weather permitting, a small demonstration prescribed burn will be conducted. Guests can see first-hand how land managers conduct these fires as they work to achieve forest management objectives. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the picnic area at the lakeside pavilion after the tour. Registration is requested. Please contact Marion County Forester Greg Barton at 352-732-1782 or Greg.Barton@FDACS.gov by Monday, October 21 with your RSVP or with any questions.
October 24 Timber Marketing for Landowners, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm ET, UF/IFAS Putnam County Extension Office, 111 Yelvington Rd, East Palatka, FL 32131. Provided by Florida Forest Service and Florida Tree Farm Program. Private forest landowners are invited join us to learn about timber products, marketing and selling timber. We will also discuss important considerations during an active timber harvesting operation.   Interested landowners should RSVP to Andrew Usina, andrew.usina@fdacs.gov, (386) 292-2348 by October 23rd.
October 24 UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Field Day (link), 8:00 am UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona, FL 33865. Topics include rangeland wildlife & ecosystems, beef cattle & forage economics, forage management, and more. $20 includes lunch and all events. Details and registraiton at link above. To pay by check, call (863) 735-1314 ext. 204
October 25 Timber Marketing for Landowners, 6:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Clay County Agricultural Center, 2463 SR 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Senior Forester James Tootle will be sharing tips on conducting timber sales. These tips include the types and methods of timber sales and what impacts the value of your timber. 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.
October 30 Certified Pile Burn Course (link), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, UF/IFAS Flagler County Extension, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, FL 32110. 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 $52 and includes lunch, materials and exam.  Please register online via the link above.
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)
October 24 Blackwater River State Forest Tour (pdf link), 8:15 am to 12:45 pm CT, Bear Lake Pavilion off Bear Lake Road, Milton, FL. Provided by Florida Forest Service and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. In recognition of Working Forests Week, join us for a tour on Blackwater River State Forest to see a demonstration of a sawmill and gristmill, and learn about genetically improved pines, timber stand improvement, selling timber, and providing habitat for cavity nesters like the red-cockaded woodpecker. This event is free, lunch included, but pre-registration is required. Reserve a space by contacting Ashlee White at Ashlee.White@fdacs.gov or (850) 626-3028. See link above for details and directions.
October 24 Deer Manager 101 Course, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351. Provided by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF/IFAS, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Topics include mapping your property, deer biology, habitat management, meet your FWC Wildlife Officers, aging deer, and more. Free workshop, lunch included. You must pre-register by October 18,2019. Contact Kay Haskins at (850) 767-3634.
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
October 22 Conservation Webinar: Jewels of the Night: Conservation of Fireflies in the U.S. and Canada (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
November 6 Forest Health Webinar: Treating Live Trees for Formosan Terrmites (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
December 4-6 Forward 2020: The National Heirs Property Conference (link), Embassy Suites by Hilton, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta GA. This is the nation’s largest gathering of heirs’ property owners and passionate land retention practitioners from across the US. Forward 2020 will offer an opportunity to attend interactive Master Classes taught by experts and landowners and one-on-one meetings with resource professionals. This conference will be a one stop shop with everything heirs need to create a path FORWARD. See link above for details. For information on sponsorships or registration assistance, please contact us at 404-765-0991 or info@federation.coop 
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 10/16/19