Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you sell tickets to attend specific portions of the conference, such as the exhibition?

A. No, we do not offer this option. However, in order to accommodate attendees who hope to participate in just a select number of the events throughout the conference (such as the exhibition, tours, keynote speaker presentation, social, specific individual sessions, etc.), we have implemented a one day registration fee option that offers the flexibility of partial attendance. Please understand that each event is an integrated part of this educational conference, and as one piece of the multitude of connections, we do not have the capability to oversee itemized attendance to only one or two specific events.

Q. May children attend the conference?

A. There is a registration option available for young adults between the ages of 8-17 to attend the conference alongside their parent or guardian for sessions. However, this is an educational adult conference that is not located at a hotel, so there are no arrangements or accommodations available for children younger than 8 years old. Please see the registration page for more information about Young Adult Registration.

Q. Is there a reduced or packaged (i.e., for partners or families) registration fee available to attend the conference?

A. The per person registration fee that is currently in place has been reduced as much as possible so that farmers may attend, while still allowing us to produce this high-quality educational event. We are a non-profit organization and require sponsorships to help cover conference costs, but we do not have funding to offset the costs of registrants attending for a reduced fee.

Q. Can I register more than one person at a time?

A. Yes. To complete the initial registration, click the “Register Online Now” link at the bottom of the Registration Information page of the Small Farms website. Complete the registration form with the primary registrant’s information and click Continue. There will be two optional buttons at the bottom of the verification page: Add Another Registrant and Continue. Click Add Another Registrant and proceed to enter the next registrant’s information, click Continue, and so on. There is no limit to the number of registrants that may be added at one time.

Q. Where is my receipt/invoice?

A. In your email. Upon completing your registration you will be directed to a registration confirmation screen. A copy of this confirmation will also be automatically emailed to the address listed in your contact information. This confirmation serves as your receipt of payment or invoice for your balance due. The email will come from our registrar, Kimberly Brand. If you have strict spam filters your confirmation may have been intercepted. If you are still unable to find your receipt please call our office at 352-392-5930 to request a copy.

Q. To whom do I make my check payable and where is it mailed?

A. Make your check payable to University of Florida Leadership & Education Foundation, Inc. (UFLEF, Inc.) and mail to:
      University of Florida Leadership & Education Foundation, Inc. (UFLEF, Inc.)
      Attn: Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference
      PO Box 110750
      Bldg. 639 Mowry Rd.
      Gainesville, FL 32611

Q. What is UFLEF, Inc.’s Federal ID number?

A. 59-3104978

Q. Am I able to add items to my registration? (ex. tours, guest fees, workshops)

A. Yes, simply call our office at 352-392-5930 and request to speak with someone about your registration, or email Kimberly Brand at kimmer72@ufl.edu with the addition you would like to make. Once your registration profile has been updated you will receive an updated registration confirmation in your email. If you will be paying for this addition with a different form of payment from that of your original registration, please have the new payment information available when you call.

Q. I started my registration but was interrupted, am I registered?

A. No, your registration is not marked as complete until your form of payment has been submitted. (Those sending checks or deferring payment are considered registered so long as the “check” or “invoice” option has been selected and submitted.) You will know you are registered when you arrive at a registration confirmation screen and receive a copy of the registration confirmation in your email.

Q. My organization will not pay for field tours or guest fees, can I use multiple forms of payment on my registration?

A. Yes, once you arrive at the payment information section of your registration, adjust the “Amount to apply to this payment” to reflect the amount of the first form of payment, complete payment information and click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page.  Your first payment will be processed and the amount will automatically update to reflect the new “Balance Due”. Delete the payment information you previously entered, input the new information and click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page.

Q. I work for a government agency that has restrictions on when I can pay for my registration, can I register now and defer payment?

A. Yes, in order to defer payment, select the invoice option when prompted for payment. This will allow you to register your attendance while providing the flexibility to pay by Check at a later date. You may also contact the UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI) at 352-392-5930 with Credit or P-Card information once travel funds are authorized. However, registration is not secure until payment is received. This applies to tour reservations as well.

Q. I need to cancel my registration, what are my options?

A. In the event you should need to cancel your registration, please email our registrar, Kimberly Brand, at kimmer72@ufl.edu and provide a written explanation for your cancelation. A processing fee of $30.00 will be deducted from all refunds. After July 11, 2014 no refunds will be issued.

If you have a colleague who is interested in attending in your place, you may substitute your registration at no cost. Simply email Kimberly with your information and the name and contact information of the person substituting for you. *Note: Speakers cancelling or substituting their registration please Mandy Stage immediately; email: mstage@ufl.edu; tel: 352-392-5930.

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