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2018 Events Calendar

 

     

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
September 17 Water Birds in Highlands County (link), 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 West George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875. Presented by UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension and the Range Cattle REC. $10 fee. See link above for details and registration.
September 18 2018 Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs Workshop (link), 10 am to 3 pm ET, Southwest FL Water Mgt District Office, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville. This free workshop, provided by Florida Forest Service, will educate forest land managers about Silviculture BMPs for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Participants will receive 4 hours of SAF CAT-1 CFE’s. Lunch on your own. To register contact Robin Holland, (352) 732-1781, Robin.Holland@freshfromflorida.com
September 20 Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop, Okeechobee County (pdf link), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Office,, 458 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Provided by Heartland Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and Florida Forest Stewardship Program. Join us to get the latest information on controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants in this region. 5.0 FDACS CEUs approved: (3.0) Nat. Area Weed Mgmt., Pvt. App, or ROW; (2.0) 487 or 482 Core. $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Register on-line at https://fsp-workshop092018.eventbrite.com/. You can also reserve a space by contacting Okeechobee County Extension, (863) 763-6469, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida.
September 20 Winter Beef Forage Supplementation Seminar (link), 3:00 to 6:00 pm, UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 West George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875. Presented by UF/IFAS South Florida Beef Forage Program. Free, dinner included. See link above for details and registration.
September 28 Landowner Cooperative Associations - Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Madison County (pdf link), 8:30 am to 2:00 pm ET, UF/IFAS Madison County Extension Office, 184 NW College Loop, Madison, FL 32340. Learn about landowner cooperative associations and the benefits of working with neighbors. Topics include cooperating to manage timber and wildlife, deer management, and the history and certification process of the American Tree Farm System. An afternoon tour of a local tree nursery will follow lunch. Free, lunch included. More details to be posted soon. Contact Madison County Extension (850) 973- 4138 by September 21 to register.
September 29 Project Learning Tree: Connecting Forests With People (link), 8:30 am –3:00 pm ET, Austin Cary Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville FL 32609. This training is for anyone interested in learning hands-on approaches to teach youth(and adults) about trees, forests, and the environment. Landowners, outreach coordinators, community volunteers, scout and camp leaders, undergraduate and graduate students and educators, anyone working with youth or wanting to are welcome. Join the fun and enhance your community outreach with fun, informative activities for both youth and adults. See link above for details and registration. For more information contact Elise Cassie, ecassie@ufl.edu
October 1-3 Public Land Acquisition & Management (PLAM) Partnership Conference (link). Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, FL. Provided by Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Atlantic University, this statewide conference focuses on public land acquisition and management issues in Florida. Local, regional, state, federal, non-profit, and private land managers; land acquisition specialists and agents; water managers; and others interested in conservation land planning are invited to attend. See link above for details.
October 11 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. 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 athttps://fsp-workshop101118.eventbrite.com/.
October 12-13 2018 University of Florida Bee College (link), University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab, 1881 Natural Area Drive, on UF Gainesville campus. This event offers training for beekeepers of all experience levels, as well as for gardeners, naturalists, county agents, and anyone interested in bees. See link above for details and registration.
October 19 2018 Florida Outstanding Florida Tree Farm of the Year Tour and Awards Ceremony (link), 9:00 am for the morning tour, lunch, and awards ceremony; 11:30 am for lunch, awards ceremony, and afternoon tour. Meet at Doug and Teresa Moore’s South Prong Plantation in Baker County, FL. Free, lunch included. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Reserve a space for the morning or afternoon tour by calling Whitney at the Florida Forestry Association, (850) 222-5646. Please register by October 9. See link above for more details.
October 19 Beef Quality Assurance Certification Field Day (link), 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Lykes Ranch, 15287 CR 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Presented by UF/IFAS Extension. To register, Call (863) 402-6540. See link above for details and registration.
October 20 Counting on the Corridor Bioblitz (link). 8 am to 2 pm at 3 locations along the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Learn from expert naturalists and participate in collecting data that can be useful in protecting the plants and animals that make up our unique ecosystems. Locations include St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Lake County, and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee County. See link above for details and registration.
October 30 - November 4 2018 Pine Rockland Working Group Conference: Expanding the Footprint (link), Fairchild Botanical Garden, Miami, FL; and other locations in the region. Scientists, educators, land managers, policy makers, naturalists, students, concerned citizens, and anyone else involved in planning, conservation, restoration, tourism, or interpretation of the pine rockland ecosystem. Free registration. Full details, schedule and registration at the Conference web site linked above.
November 1-2 Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2018 Fall Meeting (link), Gold Head Branch State Park and Jennings State Forest, Keystone Heights, FL. The first day will feature a Wetland Plant ID Workshop, Strategic Planning on day 2. See link above for details and registration.
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

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
September 13 2018 Florida Pecan Growers Field Day (link), sign-in at 8:30 am, UF/IFAS Extension Jefferson County, 2729 W. Washington Hwy, Monticello, FL 32344. This event is free for Florida Pecan Growers Association members, $10 for non-members. See link above for details. Please register in advance. Call the Jefferson County Extension Office at (850) 342-0187 or email Danielle Sprague.
September 17-20 Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- CEUs & Exams (link), UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351. This series offers a wide variety of pesticide CEUs, including some categories that are harder to find such as natural areas and aquatics. If you are interested in obtaining a new license or are still in need of CEUs for renewal, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Registration is $10/session. The different sessions serve as a review for the exam or can be used to obtain CEUs. Details and registration at link above. For more information, contact the Gadsden County Extension Office, (850) 875-725.
October 20 Counting on the Corridor Bioblitz (link). 8 am to 2 pm at 3 locations along the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Learn from expert naturalists and participate in collecting data that can be useful in protecting the plants and animals that make up our unique ecosystems. Locations include St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Lake County, and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee County. See link above for details and registration.
October 25 Tree Farm Tour at Price Farms, Santa Rosa County (pdf link), 8:30 am to 1:15 pm CT, at Price Farms in Pace, FL. Tour topics include thinning, prescribed burning, gopher tortoises, cogongrass treatment, cost-share programs, pine beetles, roads/erosion, creek crossing and BMPs, and food plots.  Following the tour, representatives will have information on display and lunch will be provided. Contact Ashlee White, (850) 626-3028, Ashlee.White@FreshFromFlorida.com for details.

 

REGIONAL EVENTS / WEBINARS
September 12 Science & Technology Webinar: Composting - The Basics (lnk),2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
September 26 Forestry Webinar: What's Bugging Your Trees? Insect and Fungal Pests in Southeastern Urban Landscapes (link),1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
October 23 Science & Technology Webinar: Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators (lnk),2 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
October 23-26 12th Biennial Longleaf Conference: Looking Back, Taking Stock, Making Progress (link), Holiday Inn Alexandria-Downtown, Alexandria, Louisiana. See link above for details.
October 25 Forestry Webinar: Leaf Spots, Scorches, & Wilts Affecting Southeastern U.S. Deciduous Trees (link),1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.

 

 

 

Last updated 9/12/18