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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
November 15 Tall Timbers Central Florida Fall Field Day, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, Escape Ranch, 1580 Fellsmere Rd, Kenansville FL 34739. Provided by Tall Timbers Research Station and Escape Ranch to benefit the Game Bird Program and Central Florida Rangeland Research. $50 per person, includes lunch. Take advantage of sponsorship opportunties. RSVP to Tall Timbers Development Office, Jenny Taylor, jennytaylor@talltimbers.org, (850) 893-4153 ext. 241 or Maranda Beane, maranda@escaperanch.com or (229) 894-4325
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.
December 11 Learn & Burn Workshop: Invasive Species Control & Prescribed Fire (link), 9 am - 3 pm ET, Glen St. Mary Nursery, 7703 Glen Nursery Rd, Glen St Mary, FL 32040. Landowners and land managers are invited to learn from experts about the relationship between prescribed fire and invasive species control. Get boots on the ground experience with control techniques, walk-through a recently treated site, and learn about resources available to you! A prescribed burn at this site will be done in January, 2020. Free, lunch included. CEUs pending approval. Register now, space is limited. See link above for details and registration. Contact Alicia Halbritter with questions, 904-259-3520, aliciah1221@ufl.edu
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
January 23, 2020 Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration and Management Workshop, Marion County. Provided by Florida Forest Stewardship Program and Florida Forest Service. Mark your calendar. Details to be posted soon.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
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
December 5 Learn How to Write a Prescribed Burn Prescription, Okaloosa County,8:30 am - 12 pm, CT, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Service, Conference Room, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview, FL 32539. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff are providing this opportunity to guide private landowners through the process of writing a Burn Prescription for a designated location using current conditions. Landowners will write a burn proscription and will be provided links to information useful to assist them in filling out a Florida Forest Service burn prescription form. Contact: UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension at 850-689-5850.
December 18 Learn How to Write a Prescribed Burn Prescription, Washington County, 8:30 am - 12 pm CT, UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Service, East Wing conference room accessed from the east parking lot, 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428. FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff are providing this opportunity to guide private landowners through the process of writing a Burn Prescription for a designated location using current conditions. Landowners will write a burn proscription and will be provided links to information useful to assist them in filling out a Florida Forest Service burn prescription form. Contact: UF/IFAS Washington County Extension at 850-638-6265.
January 22 Learn & Burn Workshop, Washington County, 8:00 am - 4 pm CT, 2706 Roche Rd, Chipley, FL 32428 (Southeast of Vernon, FL). FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff are providing this opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Landowners will be assigned a mentor for the burn as they experience everything from writing the prescription to completing the burn on the property. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking / work boots with heavy soles (Vibram, leather etc.), and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions to conduct the burn alternative dates 23rd through 25th may be used for this event. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. A signed release form will also be required to participate in the burn. Contact: Don Buchanan by email  Don.buchanan@myfwc or call 850-381-3522.
February 18 Learn & Burn Workshop, Okaloosa County, 8:00 am - 4 pm CT, Gum Creek Lodge located at 5741 Gum Creek Lodge Rd, Baker, FL 32531. FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff are providing an opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Landowners will be assigned a mentor for the burn as they experience everything from writing the prescription to completing the burn on the property. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking/work boots with heavy soles (Vibram, leather etc.), and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions to conduct the burn alternative dates 19th through 22th may be used for this event. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. A signed release form will also be required to participate in the burn. Contact: Don Buchanan by email  Don.buchanan@myfwc or call 850-381-3522.
February 23-25 Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting: Recovering From the Storm: Where We Have Been, and Where We Are Going (link). Edgewater Resort, Panama City Beach, FL. While Hurricane Michael impacts and recovery topics will be on the agenda, the meeting will provide information to help us through future catastrophic forest losses, including floods, fire, and insect and disease outbreaks. See link above for details and registration.

 

WEBINARS / REGIONAL EVENTS
November 6 Forest Health Webinar: Treating Live Trees for Formosan Termites (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
November 26 Conservation Webinar: LiDAR for Resource Assessment (link), 2 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.
December 10 Conservation Webinar: Using Soil Health Practices to Improve Water Quailty (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
March 10-11, 2020 Forest Economic Contributions Summit (link), New Orleans, LA. This summit will connect forestry economic contribution analysts, economic development specialists, and advocates to learn from each other. Improve the understanding, usage and communication of forestry economic contribution data to promote forestry and the forest products industry. See link above for details, registration, related reports, and economic news. Contact Leslie Boby, Southern Region Forestry Extension, lboby@sref.info if you have any questions.
On Demand Forestry Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer Update (link), pre-recorded, available on-demand.
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)

 

 

Last updated 11/14/19