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2018 Events Calendar

 

     

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
November 6 Pesticide Applicator School & Examinations, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UF/IFAS North Florida Research Education Center, Suwannee Valley, 8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL. $55 fee for lunch and materials ($10 for CEUs only). 3 Core and 4 Private Applicator and Ag Row Crop CEUs. Register by October 31. Call (386) 362-2771.
November 7 2018 Florida Ag Expo (link), UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL. The 2018 Florida Ag Expo brings growers, researchers, & other Florida ag professionals together for a rigorous exchange of new ideas, market information, & the latest trends in varieties. This year will focus on precision agriculture, data management, & labor-saving automation tools to increase farm efficiency. See link above for details. Free lunch for those registering by October 26.
November 15 Building Agricultural Resilience to Hurricanes: Before, During, and After (link), UF/IFAS Straughn Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32608. The USDA Southeast Climate Hub and University of Florida are hosting this workshop to help develop adaptation plans for reducing future agricultural losses. See link above for details and registration. For more information, contact Carolyn Cox, Coordinator, Florida Climate Institute, (352) 392-1864 ext. 255, crcox@ufl.edu
November 16 Forest Stewardship Field Day: Forest Plant Identification 2018 (pdf link), 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641. Rescheduled from October 11. 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. You will also learn about how some of these plants are used by wildlife and/or the role they play within the larger plant community and habitat. Cost is $10 per person, lunch and materials included. Please register in advance on-line at https://fsp-workshop101118.eventbrite.com/.
January 26, 2019 Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival (pdf link), 10 am to 3 pm, Austin Cary Forest near Gainesville, FL. Join us for a celebration of Florida's forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value. Fun for the whole family. Activities include educational exhibits and activities, live animals, prescribed burn  demonstrations, a visit from Burner Bob the bobwhite quail, food vendors, live music, and more! See the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/246640302864953/ for information, sharing, and indicating interest.
February 23 Florida Scrub-Jay Festival (link), 10 am to 3:30 pm, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Childrens crafts and games, nature exhibits, live animals, watercolor exhibit, live music, presentations, and guided nature walks. See link above for details or contact the Visitor Center at (321) 861-0669.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
November 6 USDA Disaster Assistance & Recovery Workshop for Bay, Holmes, and Washington Counties, 9-11 am CT, First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 1300 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428. Topics include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock & Crop Related Expenses & Losses, Emergency Financial Assistance Programs to help with Farm and Land Damage, Programs to help with Crop Losses & Livestock Losses, Deadlines for applying for Disaster Assistance Programs, Programs to help with Restoration and Rehabilitation of Farm and Ranch Land, Opportunity to sign up for USDA assistance on site.
November 6 USDA Disaster Assistance & Recovery Workshop, Jackson County, 2-4 pm CT, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 32448. Topics include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock & Crop Related Expenses & Losses, Emergency Financial Assistance o Financial Assistance Programs to help with Farm and Land Damage, Programs to help with Crop Losses & Livestock Losses, Deadlines for applying for Disaster Assistance Programs, Programs to help with Restoration and Rehabilitation of Farm and Ranch Land, Opportunity to sign up for USDA assistance on site.
November 7 USDA Disaster Assistance & Recovery Workshop, Calhoun County, 9-11 am CT, Rivertown Community Church Sanctuary, 19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424. Topics include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock & Crop Related Expenses & Losses, Emergency Financial Assistance Programs to help with Farm and Land Damage, Programs to help with Crop Losses & Livestock Losses, Deadlines for applying for Disaster Assistance Programs, Programs to help with Restoration and Rehabilitation of Farm and Ranch Land, Opportunity to sign up for USDA assistance on site.
November 7 USDA Disaster Assistance & Recovery Workshop, Gadsden County, 2-4 pm CT, FAMU Research and Extension Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, FL 32352. Topics include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock & Crop Related Expenses & Losses, Emergency Financial Assistance Programs to help with Farm and Land Damage, Programs to help with Crop Losses & Livestock Losses, Deadlines for applying for Disaster Assistance Programs, Programs to help with Restoration and Rehabilitation of Farm and Ranch Land, Opportunity to sign up for USDA assistance on site.
November 8 Tree Identification Workshop (link), 9 am to 2 pm ET, Bear Creek Educational Forest, 8125 Pat Thomas Parkway, Gadsden CR 267, Quincy, FL 32351. Provided by Florida Forest Service, UF/IFAS Extension, and other partners. Free. See link above for details and registration. Questions can be directed at Tom Gilpin, Senior Forester, BCEF at (850) 681-5892 or tom.gilpin@freshfromflorida.com.

 

REGIONAL EVENTS / WEBINARS
***ON-DEMAND*** Agriculture Disaster Assistance - Information Session for Agriculture and Forest Producers - 2018 (link)
November 7-9 Bottomland Hardwoods Learning Exchange (link), College of Coastal Georgia's Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA. Park in parking area B. This event will bring together experts from the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley to compare these geographies based on social, ecological, and economic factors. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between forestry and hydrology, and how responsible forest management can play a role in conserving the whole system on a watershed-level. Through this event we hope to improve the management and conservation of bottomland forests and illustrate opportunities to meet diverse social values. See link above for details and registration. Questions can be directed to Nick Biemiller, (828) 772-7992.
November 14 Science & Technology Webinar: Ephemeral Gully Erosion: What is it and how do we treat it? (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
December 5 Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Webinar: A Practitioner’s Menu of Climate Adaptation Strategies and Approaches for Forest Carbon Management (link), 3 pm ET. See link for details and registration.
December 7 Forestry Webinar: Casualty Loss and Income Tax Deductions Related to Timber and Landscape Trees (link), 1 pm ET. Presented by Dr. Linda Wang. See link for details and to join.

 

 

Last updated 11/6/18