Agenda-at-a-Glance

Sunday, October 15
12:30pm – 4:30pm Pre-Conference Field Trips
4:30pm – 6:30pm Pre-Conference Registration Opens
Monday, October 16
7:30am – 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am – 10:00am Opening General Session
10:00am – 10:30am AM Break
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions
11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker
1:00pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm – 2:15pm Move to next session
2:15pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15pm – 3:45pm PM Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Networking Social
Tuesday, October 17
8:00am Silent auction opens
8:30am – 10:00am Breakfast with Service Awards and County Photos
10:00am – 10:30am AM Break
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions
11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch with Speaker (Industry Updates)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm – 2:15pm Move to next session
2:15pm – 3:15pm General Session
3:15pm – 5:15pm Plant ID & Judging Contest
4:15pm – 4:45pm PM Break; last call for silent auction bids
4:45pm Silent auction closes
5:15pm – 6:15pm Silent auction check out
Wednesday, October 18
8:30am – 9:30am Plated Breakfast with Keynote Speaker
9:30am – 10:30am Awards of Excellence Ceremony
10:30am – 11:30am Closing Keynote Speaker
11:30am – 12:00pm Evaluations


The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.

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OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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