2006 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course  
Aquatic, Upland and Invasive Weed Control; 
Aquatic Plant Identification


May 1-5, 2006


Coral Springs Marriott Hotel, Golf Club
and Convention Center

Coral Springs, Florida


Site Index

l Who Should Attend?

l Certification Examinations

l Sponsor Appreciation

l Specialized Training

l Live Plant & Weed Exhibit

l Related Sites

l Tentative Agenda

l IFAS Publications l Travel & Area Information

l Special Sessions

l Registration Information

l For Further Information

l Continuing Education Units l Meeting Site and Hotel l 2005 Short Course Photos

 Who Should Attend? -- You Will Benefit by Attending this Program If You:

  • Need CEUs for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee licenses. (Approved for up to 20 CEUs.)

  • Need Pesticide Applicator CEUs for categories such as:
    - Aquatic
    - Right-of-Way
    - General Standards (CORE)
    - Aerial
    - Ornamental and Turf

  • Are responsible for aquatic weed control in canals, lakes, golf course ponds, rivers, parks, residential developments and other waterways.

  • Operate and calibrate herbicide and pesticide application equipment.

  • Are employed by a public agency or private company which is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas.

  • Are an employee of a basic manufacturer or a distributor that markets aquatic or vegetation management herbicides.

  • Use biological control techniques to suppress aquatic weed growth.

  • Need to identify aquatic and wetland plants.

  • Culture Aquatic Plants.

  • Establish and maintain wetland mitigation areas.

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Specialized Training Sessions

The short course is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update. Topics include:

  • General Standards (CORE) Training Session - Pesticide label interpretation, personal protection equipment, pesticide safety, pesticide handling and container disposal techniques.

  • Pesticide Application Equipment Calibration Training Session - Calculation formulas, area measurements and equipment calibration calculations. Practice critical steps for proper equipment calibration. (You may want to bring a calculator.)

  • Plant Identification - Material providing identification characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial weeds and economically important aquatic plants and potential control techniques.

  • Aquatic Pest Control Category Training Session - Aquatic weed management techniques, aquatic plant biology and environmental topics.

  • Natural Areas Weed Management Training Session- Learn techniques to manage invasive weeds, both native and non-native, in natural areas such as parks, wildlife and ecological management areas, and terrestrial areas needing weed management.

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Tentative Agenda

Monday, May 1, 2006

5:00pm–7:00pm

Registration Office Open

5:00pm–8:00pm

Reception Hosted by Alligare LLC

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

7:00am–5:30pm

Registration Office Open

7:00am–5:30pm

Sponsor Displays in Pre-Function Area

7:00am–8:00am

Early Morning Refreshments

Session Title:

Welcome and Official Opening

Moderator: Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS

8:00am–8:05am

Opening Comments – Dr. Cody Gray, UF/IFAS

8:05am–8:15am

IFAS Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Joan Dusky, UF/IFAS

8:15am–8:30am

Aquatic Weed Control – William Haller, UF/IFAS

8:30am–8:45am

Information Sources for Aquatic and Invasive Plants – Karen Brown, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants

8:45am–9:30am

Black/White Hat – Carlton Layne, CRL Enterprises

9:30am–10:00am

Ducks Unlimited: Conserving Waterfowl Habitat Through Weed Management – Jasper Lament, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

10:00am–10:15am

Refreshment Break & Networking

Session Title:

Regulatory Issues Related to Pesticides

Moderator: Curtis Rainbolt, UF/IFAS

10:15am–10:45am

How Herbicides Work to Kill Weeds – Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS Agronomy

10:45am–11:30am

Label & MSDS Interpretation – Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS

11:30am–1:00pm

Lunch on own

Session Title:

Regulatory Issues Related to Pesticides

Moderator: Jerry Bennett, UF/IFAS

1:00pm–1:20pm

Pesticide Licensing – Liz Braxton, DACS

1:20pm–1:40pm

Aquatic Plant Management Permitting – Danielle Sobczak, Florida DEP Bureau of Invasive Plant Management

1:40pm–2:00pm

Herbicide Formulations – Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS

2:00pm–3:00pm

Herbicide Toxicology & Exposure – Donna Farmer, Monsanto

3:00pm–3:15pm

Refreshment Break and Networking

Session Title:

Regulatory Issues Related to Pesticides

Moderator: Cody Gray, UF/IFAS

3:15pm–4:00pm

Personal Protective Equipment – Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS

4:00pm–4:20pm

What’s New In Pesticide Registration – Hope Johnson, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

4:20pm–4:40pm

IR-4 Involvement with Aquatic Herbicides – Marija Arsenovic, IR4

Session Title:

Screening Potential Aquatic Herbicides

Moderator: Cody Gray, UF/IFAS

4:40pm–5:00pm

The Need for New Aquatic Herbicides – William Haller, UF/IFAS

5:15pm–8:15pm

Welcome Reception at Breezes Patio – Thanks to our Sponsors!

 

Special Calibration Session

10:15am–11:30am

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS and Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

Limited to 25 people.  Sign up in the Registration Office

1:00pm–2:15pm

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training –Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS and Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

Limited to 25 people.   Sign up in the Registration Office

3:15pm–4:30pm

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS and Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

Limited to 25 people.   Sign up in the Registration Office

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

7:00am–5:30pm

Registration Office Open

7:00am–5:30pm

Sponsor Displays in Pre-Function Area

7:00am–8:00am

Early Morning Refreshments

Concurrent Session I

Taxonomy, Ecology and Control of Algae

Concurrent Session II

Classroom Calibration

Limited to 150 people.  Sign up in the Registration Office

 

Moderator: Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS

8:00am–9:30am

Algae Presentation – John Rodgers, Clemson University

8:00am–9:30am

Classroom Calibration: Problems and Solutions – Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

9:30am–9:45am

Refreshment Break and Networking

Concurrent Session  III

ALS Chemistry & Environmental Fate

 

Concurrent Session  IV

Aquatic Plant Identification

Limited to 50 people.  Sign up in the Registration Office

 

Moderator: Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS

9:45am–10:45am

ALS Herbicide Action and Behavior in Aquatic SystemsJoseph Massey, Mississippi State University

9:45am–10:45am

Aquatic Plant Identification – Donald Doggett, Lee County Hyacinth Control District

Session Title:

Roles Surfactants Play in Weed Control

10:45am–11:45am

Role Surfactants Play in Weed Control – Johnnie Roberts, Helena

11:45am–1:00pm

Lunch on own

Session Title:

Biology, Distribution and Management of Terrestrial and Aquatic Weeds in Florida

Moderator: Mike Netherland, UF/IFAS

1:00pm–1:20pm

Hygrophila – Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS

1:20pm–1:40pm

Limpograss (Hemarthria altissima): Invasion/Spread of a Cattle Forage – Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS

1:40pm2:00pm

Water Hyacinths in Florida: Past Success and Current Problems – William Haller, UF/IFAS

2:00pm2:20pm

Chinese Tallow – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS

2:20pm2:40pm

Battling with Torpedograss – Curtis Rainbolt, UF/IFAS

2:40pm3:00pm

Cogongrass Imperata Cylindrica – Eileen Ketterer, UF/IFAS Weed Science

3:00pm3:20pm

Lygodium – Jeff Hutchinson, UF/IFAS

3:20pm–3:40pm

Refreshment Break and Networking

Moderator: Karen Brown, UF/IFAS

3:40pm–4:00pm

Melaleuca & Brazilian Pepper Ken Langeland, UF/IFAS

4:00pm–4:20pm

Biology and Control of Cabomba Brett Bultemeier, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

4:20pm–4:40pm

Resistant Hydrilla – Atul Puri, UF/IFAS

4:40pm–5:00pm

Hydrilla – Mike Netherland, US Army ERDC

5:00pm

Session Ends / Dinner on own

Special Calibration Session

2:00pm–3:15pm

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS and Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

Limited to 25 people.  Sign up in the Registration Office

3:20pm–3:40pm

Refreshment Break and Networking

3:45pm–5:00pm

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS and Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS

Limited to 25 people.   Sign up in the Registration Office

 

Thursday, May 4, 2006

7:00am–5:30pm

Registration Office Open

7:00am–5:30pm

Sponsor Displays in Pre-Function Area

7:00am–8:00am

Early Morning Refreshments

Concurrent Session I

 Continuing Education Units

Licensed applicators attending the short course to earn CEU’s toward license renewal should attend this session.

Concurrent Session II

Training

If this is your first short course or you will be taking the exam on Friday to become a certified applicator, we highly recommend that you attend this training session, which will include in-depth review of calibration, natural areas and aquatic weed control training.

Session Title:

Biological control

Session Title:

CORE Training

Moderator: Cressida Silvers, USDA-ARS Moderator: Cody Gray, UF/IFAS
8:00am–8:20am Biological Control of Melaleuca: Are We There Yet? – Cressida Silvers, USDA ARS 8:00am–9:40am General Standards/CORE Review – Laura Powell, UF/IFAS Polk County Extension
8:20am–8:40am Bio Control Hydrilla – Jim Cuda, UF/IFAS
8:40am–9:00am Bio Control West Indian Marsh Grass – Bill Overholt, UF/IFAS
9:00am–9:20am Biological Control of Old World Climbing Fern, Lygodium Microphyllum – Anthony Boughton, USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research
9:20am–9:40am Grass Carp – Mark Hoyer, UF/IFAS
9:40am–10:00am Refreshment Break & Networking 9:40am–10:00am Refreshment Break & Networking
Session Title: Updates & New Products in Aquatics
Moderator: Jim Cuda, UF/IFAS
10:00am–10:20am Lake Nutrient Management – Elroy Timmer, Aquatic Vegetation Control 10:00am–11:20am General Standards/CORE Review (continued) – Laura Powell, UF/IFAS Polk County Extension
10:20am–10:40am Penoxsulam – Mark Heilman, SePro
10:40am–11:00am Clearcast Aquatic Herbicide – Bo Burns, BASF Professional Vegetation Management
11:00am–11:20am Flumioxazin and Bispyribac for Aquatic Weed Control – Mike Riffle, Valent
11:20am–1:00pm Lunch on own 11:20am–1:00pm Lunch on own
Session Title: Weed Control in the Public's Eyes Session Title: Weed Control Training

Moderator: Dharmen Setaram, Cerexagri

Moderator: Cody Gray, UF/IFAS
1:00pm–1:30pm Invasive Plant Assessment – Alison Fox, UF/IFAS 1:00pm–3:00pm Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator Certification Training - Aquatics – Cody Gray, UF/IFAS Aquatic & Wetland Weed Science
1:30pm–1:50pm Overview of DEP Invasive Plant Research Program – Don Schmitz, DEP
1:50pm–2:10pm Overview of Hydrilla Control Meeting – Mike Netherland, US Army ERDC
2:10pm–2:30pm Lake O – Jeremy Crossland, US Army ERDC
Session Title: Invasive Weed Control of the Great Plains
Moderator: Dharmen Setaram, Cerexagri
2:30pm–3:00pm Nebraska Invasive Weeds – Mitch Coffin, Noxious Weed Program, Bureau of Plant Industry
3:00pm–3:20pm Refreshment Break and Networking 3:00pm–3:20pm Refreshment Break and Networking
Session Title: Additional Topics Related to Weed Control
Moderator: Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS
3:20pm–3:40pm Storage and Transportation: A Brief Overview – Hope Johnson, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs 3:20pm–5:00pm Natural Areas Weed Control Training – Jeff Hutchinson, UF/IFAS
3:40pm–4:00pm Formulation Technology:  Why All Aquatic Herbicides Are Not the Same – Jim Petta, Syngenta
4:00pm–4:15pm Another Invasive Aquatic Plant in South Florida: Rotala RotundifoliaCody Gray, UF/IFAS
4:15pm–5:00pm Invasive Animals in the Southeastern U.S. – William Kern, UF/IFAS

5:15pm–7:15pm

Networking Social – Breezes Patio


Friday, May 5, 2006

8:00am–12:00pm

CORE and Category Testing

12:00pm

Short Course Concludes

*Be sure to arrive for the testing before the 8:00am start time.

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Special Sessions

Classroom Calibration
Having trouble calculating for calibration? Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for this special calibration session on Wednesday from 8:00am-9:30am. This session will go over useful equations, example problems and solutions.
(Sign-up in the Registration Office - Sessions limited to 150 people)
Conducted by Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver.
[Location: Audubon Ballroom]

Outdoor - Aquatic Herbicide Application Equipment Training
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for a 1.25 hour “hands-on” group outdoor calibration session on Tuesday and Wednesday. Equipment such as a boom sprayer, hand-gun sprayer, and dry material spreader applicator will be demonstrated.
(Sign-up in the Registration Office - Sessions limited to 25 people)
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
  10:15am to 11:30am
  1:00pm to 2:15pm
  3:15pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
  2:00pm to 3:15pm
  3:45pm to 5:00pm

Conducted by Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver.
[Location: Parking Lot]

Aquatic Plant Identification
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and examine numerous aquatic and invasive weeds, aquatic plants and selected ornamental aquatic plants on Wednesday from 9:45am-10:45am.
(Sign-up in the Registration Office - Sessions limited to 50 people)

Conducted by Don Doggett and staff of the Lee County Hyacinth Control District.
[Location: Audubon Ballroom]

 

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Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be earned by attending this course. A representative from the Florida Pesticide Certification Office will be available to answer questions regarding CEUs and Florida licensing requirements -or- contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Pesticide Certification Office at 850-488-3314.

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NOTE: Requirements for awarding CEUs vary by state. North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia license holders may not receive the same number of CEUs authorized by the State of Florida. Specific questions should be referred to your state Pesticide Certification Office. Applicators must present a Commercial, Public and/or Private Pesticide License and a social security number to have CEUs applied toward license renewal.

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Certification Examinations

Commercial, Public and/or Private Pesticide Applicator Certification testing will be offered on Friday, May 5 from 8:00am to 12noon. There is no charge for taking an examination.

How long will the test take? Each examination takes approximately one hour to complete, depending on the individual. If time allows, you are permitted to take more than one test. Calculators for use during the exams will be issued by exam administrators on a borrow basis prior to the exams.

What other examinations will be offered? In addition to the General Standards (CORE) examination, examinations are offered in many other primary and secondary categories, which are listed below.

Examination Categories:

Primary Categories: Agricultural Animal Pest Control; Agricultural Pest Control; Agricultural Row Crop Pest Control; Agricultural Tree Crop Pest Control; Aquatic Pest Control; Forest Pest Control; Natural Areas Weed Management; Organotin Anti-fouling Paint Pest Control; Ornamental & Turf Pest Control; Private Applicator Soil & Greenhouse Fumigation; Seed Treatment; Right-of-Way Pest Control; Wood Treatment.

Secondary Categories: Aerial Application; Demonstration & Research.

Please note: Certification for most categories requires a passing score on both the General Standards (CORE) and applicable category examinations.

Preparation for Exams:

During the short course we will review most of the material that will be covered on the General Standards (CORE) and certain category certification exams. In addition it is highly recommended that you review the appropriate Pesticide Application Training Manual for the categories in which you will be testing.

If you don’t already have a manual, you may purchase one prior to the short course. IFAS Extension Bookstore has a wide selection of training manuals from which to choose. (See purchasing information below.)

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Live Aquatic Weed & Plant Exhibit

Participants will have an opportunity to examine numerous aquatic and invasive weeds, aquatic plants and selected ornamental aquatic plants.

This display is kindly provided by Mr. Donald W. Doggett and staff of the Lee County Hyacinth Control District, Fort Myers, FL.

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IFAS Publication Sales

Aquatic weed, weed science, and aquatic plant extension publications from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) will be available for sale at the short course. You will be able to chose from plant identification books, pesticide training manuals, educational videos, weed control guides, and related publications. For advance purchases, please contact IFAS Extension Bookstore at (352) 392-1764. For Visa or Master Card purchases, call 1-800-226-1764 or or visit the Publication Sales web site at:
www.ifasbooks.ufl.edu/merchant2 (click on “pesticides”).

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Registration Information

The registration fee, combined with funds contributed by our generous sponsors, provides each attendee the educational program, course materials, a Book of Presentations, an Aquatic Weed
T-shirt, morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments, a welcome industry reception and evening social.

Registration Fees

Early Reduced Registration Fee
(On or before March 20, 2006)

$200.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 20, 2006)

$250.00

Student Registration Fee
(Student attendees must fax a copy of their Student ID to Office of Conferences and Institutes at:
352-392-9734 to register.)
$100.00


Before clicking on the Register Online Now link below, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand, such as credit card, check number or purchase order number, if we are to invoice your institution.

 

We are delighted you wish to register for the Aquatic Weed Short Course. Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you onsite at the short course and look forward to your participation.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notice of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences and Institutes on or before Friday, April 7, 2006. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Friday, April 7, 2006.

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the short course. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by FAX at 1-352-392-9734, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the State of Florida.
 

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Meeting Site and Hotel Accommodations

11775 Heron Bay Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33076

PHONE: 954-753-5598
FAX: 954-753-2888
TOLL FREE: 800-311-8018

 

Hotel Exterior

New Location for 2006! Please join us at the upscale resort-style Marriott hotel & conference center located directly on the Tournament Player's Club at Heron Bay golf course. Conveniently located midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, just off the Sawgrass Expressway, in the prestigious Heron Bay development.

 

Special rates for participants of the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course are as follows:

  • $88 per night with one or two people in a room

  • $95 per night for one or two people in a Concierge Level room

  • $100 per night for one or two people in a King Executive room

  • $169 per night for one or two people in a One Bedroom Suite

(All room rates are subject to 11.03% state and local taxes)

  • Reservations must be made by April 4, 2006 in order to receive this group rate. After April 4, the group rate will no longer be available.

  • To make reservations, call the hotel reservations line directly at 1-800-311-8018. Be sure to mention you are attending the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course in order to receive the special rates.

Please note:
- All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations after 6:00pm on the day of arrival if not secured by one of the above methods.

- The hotel check-in time is 3:00pm and check out is 12:00pm.
 

Click here for directions and map to Coral Springs Marriott Hotel, Golf Club and Convention Center.

 

Overflow Hotel Accommodations

In the event the Coral Springs Marriott is full over the dates (May 1-5, 2006) you are requesting accommodations, the following hotel property is offering guest rooms to Aquatic Weed Control attendees:

La Quinta Inn Coral Springs University Drive
  3701 University Dr.
  Coral Springs, FL 33065
  Phone: (954)753-9000
  Fax: (954)755-4012
  Reservations: 1-800-531-5900

The La Quinta Inn Ft. Lauderdale-Coral Springs/University Drive at Sample Rd is situated just minutes from the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course meeting site, located at the Coral Springs Marriott Hotel, Golf Club, and Convention Center. For driving directions, click here.

The La Quinta is offering Aquatic Weed attendee’s the rates listed below. To receive the special rates, contact the La Quinta’s reservations line directly at 1-800-531-5900 and identify yourself as a participant of the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course.

  • $95 per night for a King room (non-smoking)

  • $95 per night for a Double Bed room with View of Nature Preserve (non-smoking)

(All room rates are subject to 11% state and local taxes)

Reservations must be made by April 18, 2006 in order to receive this group rate. After April 18, the group rate may no longer be available.

 

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2006 Sponsor Appreciation

The 2005 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course was graciously supported by 31 industry leaders. (2005 Sponsors) Their contributions were greatly appreciated, and certainly enhanced the program. Anyone who wishes to participate as a sponsor of the May 2006 Short Course may contact Cody Gray, Short Course Organizer. Sponsors enlisted prior to March 21, 2006 will have their company name and logo printed in the final program.

2006 Short Course Sponsors

 

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Related Sites of Interest


UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research
and Education Center


Florida DEP
Division of Water Facilities

UF/IFAS Publications


UF/IFAS
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

University of Florida
School of Natural Resources
and Environment


Global Invasive Species Program

Plant Management Societies

Other Organizations

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Travel & Area Information

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) serves millions of travelers from all over the world and is located in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. Just a ten-minute drive from immaculate beaches, the area's business district, hotels, golf courses and many other major attractions.


Miami International Airport (MIA), one of the busiest airports in the world, is served by over 100 airlines taking travelers to approximately 150 destinations around the globe. Miami International Airport (MIA) has more than 33.6 million passengers and 500,000 take-offs and landings each year.

 

Miami Shuttle is available in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach & all south Florida area with a NON SHARE & DIRECT transportation service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
 


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For Further Information

Program Information

Cody Gray -- Short Course Organizer
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education
    Center
UF/IFAS
3205 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7799
PHONE: (954) 577-6300
FAX: (954) 475-4125
EMAIL: cjg41@ufl.edu

Meeting Information

Tracy Nininger -- Short Course Coordinator
Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI)
UF/IFAS

Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 110750, Building 639, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
PHONE: (352) 392-5930
FAX
: (352) 392-9734
EMAIL: tnnininger@ifas.ufl.edu

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