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2018 Events Calendar




EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
January 19-20 Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future Conference (link), The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960. This important conference will educate constituents and stakeholders about how we can help move the Indian River Lagoon communities toward a sustainable future. See link above for details and registration.
January 26 UF/IFAS Extension Workshop: Is a Conservation Easement Right for Your Land? (link), 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Office, Kissimmee, FL. This workshop will explain how conservation easements work, and the potential benefits to landowners. Conservation easements allow landowners to protect the agricultural and/or conservation uses of their property into the future. Easements can also reduce the amount of estate or inheritance tax that their heirs must pay. They are voluntary agreements that keep land as rangeland, agricultural land, open space or natural habitat. Register at https://conservationeasements.eventbrite.com/ or call Jessica Sullivan at (321) 697-3040.
January 30 Herbicide Use in Natural Areas Workshop (link), 9 am - 4 pm, UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Building. Provided by Osceola County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. The workshop will cover interpreting an herbicide label, herbicide chemistry, mixing and safety as well as mixing math and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a clean and sanitized backpack sprayer for participation in the calibration session. Free. Lunch will be provided courtesy of our generous sponsors and core CEUs will be available upon approval. See link above to register. For more information about this workshop please contact Cody Miller at cody-marie.miller@tnc.org
February 5-7 2018 Urban Forestry Institute Conference: Natural Disaster Preparation and Response (link), UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma, FL 33598. Provided by Florida Urban Forestry Council. From identifying what pre-storm data will help with cleanup to navigating the FEMA reporting process, this conference will provide attendees with valuable management insights from an international panel of experts. See link above for details and registration.
February 9 Small Scale Mushroom Production (link), UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, Live Oak, FL. To register online click here or for more information contact SVAEC at (386) 362-1725.
February 21 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference (link), UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL. Network with researchers, ag producers, agribusiness leaders, natural resource managers, and political leaders. Discuss important policy issues facing Florida agribusiness and gather valuable economic insight helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. $50 registration includes conference attendance and a catered lunch. See link above for more details and registration.
February 23 Forest Stewardship Tour at South Prong Plantation, property of Doug Moore, Baker County, FL (pdf link), morning tour at 9:00 am or afternoon tour at 11:30 am ET, South Prong Plantation in Baker County. Join us to learn about integrating high quality wildlife habitat management with timber production, and network with other landowners and the forestry and natural resource professionals that can assist you. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. See link above for details. Register for the morning or afternoon tour online at https://fsp-tour022318.eventbrite.com or contact the UF/IFAS County Extension Baker County at (904) 259-3520, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.
February 23 State of the GTM Research Reserve, (link), Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. See link above for details and registration. Feel free to reach out with any questions (Kaitlyn.dietz@floridadep.gov, (904) 823-2291.
March 9 2018 Florida Forest Stewardship Landowner Short Course (link), 8:30 am to 3:00 pm ET, Austin Cary Forest, near Gainesville, FL. Join us for a new workshop format featuring 5 concurrent topic sessions including forest health, timber marketing and forest certification, wildlife management, tree identification, and prescribed fire. Choose 2 topics (1 morning, 1 afternoon) to customize your day. $10 fee includes lunch and materials. Register online at https://fsp-shortcourse030918.eventbrite.com/, or contact Chris Demers, cdemers@ufl.edu, (352) 846-2375.
March 21 Invasive Species and Control Workshop (pdf link), 9am to 3 pm ET, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Auditorium, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner, FL 33584. Provided by Suncoast Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. FDACS pesticide applicator CEUs and SAF CFEs will be pending approval. Cost is $10 per person, lunch and materials included. Register on-line at https://fsp-workshop032118.eventbrite.com/ or call Sharon Stinson, (863) 534-7074.
April 4-6 Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Meeting (link), Melbourne, FL. Details to be posted at link above.
April 11-13 Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting (link), Crystal River, FL Details to be posted at link above.
May 7-10 42nd Annual Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott, Coral Springs, FL. Register at the early rate of $250 and save $50!  Early rate ends Feb. 26.  See link above for details and registration, or contact kimmer72@ufl.edu, (352)-294-3576.


WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
January 26-28 Camp Conservation Exhibit, Walton County, 8 am to 4 pm (12 pm Sun), Lake DeFuniak, 96 Circle Drive DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. The Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and University of Florida IFAS Extension Walton County host displays and information about rural woods, urban forests, and the animals that use them. Participating agencies will be on hand to assist with information from your yard to the rural forest. Details to be posted at http://www.floridachautauquaassembly.org/
January 27 Red Hills Fire Festival (link), 11 am to 3 pm ET, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida, . Join us for this free celebration of prescribed fire as a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire risk. For More Information Contact: Brian Wiebler,(850) 893-4153, ext. 345, bwiebler@talltimbers.org
February 19 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2018 (link), University of West Florida Conference Center, 11000 Conference Parkway, Building 22, Pensacola, FL 32514. See link for details and registration.
March 14 Silvopasture Tour at George Owens Farm, 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year, Washington County, 9 am to 3 pm CT, meet at the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. Mark your calendar and take this opportunity to see and learn about the economic and environmental benefits of the silvopasture system - combining timber and livestock forage production on the same acres. Register online at https://fsp-tour031418.eventbrite.com .or reserve a space by contacting UF/IFAS Washington Extension at (850) 638-6180, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.


January 24 Forestry Webinar: Provisional Seed Zones: Indispensable Tools for Forest Conservation Assessment (link), 11 am ET. See link for details and to join.
January 31 Climate Science Webinar: Drought & Climate Galleries (link), 2 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
February 6 Science & Technology Webinar: Innovative Organic Weed Control (link), 3 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
March 1 Forestry Webinar: Native Vegetation Investments Pay Conservation Dividends (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
March 1 Climate Science Webinar: Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change: A Scientist-Manager National Network (link), 3 pm ET, see link for details and to join.



Last updated 1/19/18