Master Gardener Conference

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Sunday Sunday, October 18, 2015
12:30pm-5:30pm Optional Pre-Conference Field Trips
4:30pm-6:30pm

Pre-Conference Registration Open [Palms Ballroom Foyer]

Early Silent Auction Donation Check-In [Cypress 2]

Monday Monday, October 19, 2015
6:30am-9:00am Breakfast at Embassy Suites - Included in Hotel Reservation [Dining Room]
7:30am-6:00pm Registration Open [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
7:30am-2:00pm Silent Auction Donation Check-In [Cypress 2]
9:00am-9:30am Welcome and Announcements [Palms CD]
Wendy Wilber, Florida Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator, UF/IFAS
9:30am-11:30am

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION [Palms CD]

Florida Wildlife Corridor: Connecting to Keep Florida Wild

Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Florida Wildlife Corridor Executive Director
Moderator: Wendy Wilber

● PRESENTATION ●
11:30am-5:30pm

UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore Open [Cypress 1]

11:30am-1:00pm Author Ginny Stibolt Book Signing [Cypress 1]
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch on Own
  Concurrent Sessions 1
1:00pm-2:00pm A-1
Invasives & Wildlife
B-1
Hort & Garden
C-1
Soils & Diagnostics
D-1
FFL
Location Palms CD Palms E Palms G Palms F
Moderator Ed Thralls Brooke Moffis Kim Gabel Christine Kelly-Begazo
 

Steve Johnson

What's in Your Yard?: Managing Invasive Wildlife in Your Florida-Friendly Landscape
● PRESENTATION ●

Shirley Barber

Beautiful Gardens Begin with the Seed

● PRESENTATION ●

Abid Al Agely

Biofertilizer: Mycorrhizae

● PRESENTATION ●

Joe Sewards

Tips and Strategies for a Successful Demonstration Garden

● PRESENTATION ●
2:00pm-2:15pm Move to Next Session
2:00pm-7:30pm Silent Auction Open [Cypress 2]
  Concurrent Sessions 2
2:15pm-3:15pm A-2
Invasives & Wildlife
B-2
Hort & Garden
C-2
Soils & Diagnostics
D-2
FFL
Location Palms CD Palms F Palms E Palms G
Moderator Katherine Oliver Claire Lewis Yvette Goodiel Lynn Barber
 

Mary Jane Cary

Teaming with Nature:  Landscaping with the Natives

● PRESENTATION ●

Christine Kelly-Begazo

Not Your Average Palm

● PRESENTATION ●

Rao Mylavarapu

Soil Testing and Figuring Out What Your Soil Needs

● PRESENTATION ●

Laurie Trenholm

Frustrated by Fertilizers: Getting to Know Those Nutrients & What’s in the Bag

● PRESENTATION ●
3:15pm-3:45pm Refreshment Break and Move to Next Session [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
  Concurrent Sessions 3
3:45pm-4:45pm A-3
Invasives & Wildlife
B-3
Hort & Garden
C-3
Soils & Diagnostics
D-3
FFL
Location Palms F Palms E Palms CD Palms G
Moderator Mary Derrick Kate O'Neill Norma Samuel Gabrielle Milch
 

Bill Giuliano, Holly Ober, and Steve Johnson

Coping with Wildlife That Can Be Dangerous or Damaging

● PRESENTATION ●

Dale Galiano

Garden Art

● PRESENTATION ●

Carrie Harmon

Plant Disease Diagnosis: How to Make a Sick Plant Talk

● PRESENTATION ●

Gail Hansen

Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Homeowners and HOAs Working Together

● PRESENTATION ●
4:45pm-5:00pm Move to Next Session
5:00pm-6:00pm GENERAL SESSION 2 [Palms CD]
Bromeliads, Backyards, and Mosquitoes
Roxanne Connelly, UF/IFAS Professor and Medical Entomology Specialist
Moderator: Wendy Wilber

● PRESENTATION ●
6:00pm-7:30pm Welcome Reception and County Photos [Palms AB and Prefunction Area]
Tuesday Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:30am-8:00am Breakfast at Embassy Suites - Included in Hotel Reservation [Dining Room]
7:00am-6:00pm Registration Open [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
7:00am-5:00pm UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore Open [Cypress 1]
7:00am-5:00pm Silent Auction Open [Cypress 2]
8:00am-9:30am

GENERAL SESSION 3 [Palms CD]
Underutilized and Fantastic Woody Plants for Florida Landscapes
Gary Knox, UF/IFAS Woody Plants Specialist and Jason Smith, UF/IFAS Forest Pathologist
Moderator: Christine Kelly-Begazo

● PRESENTATION - Knox ●
● PRESENTATION - Smith ●
9:30am-10:00am Refreshment Break and Move to Next Session [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
  Concurrent Sessions 4
10:00am-11:00am A-4
Edibles
B-4
Hort & Garden
C-4
Soils & Diagnostics
D-4
FFL
Location Palms CD Palms G Palms E Palms F
Moderator Carolyn Saft Claire Lewis Tracy Tesdall Jack LeCroy
 

Christine Kelly-Begazo

Creating a Sustainable Food System in Your Backyard

● PRESENTATION ●

Mark Hoyer

Florida LAKEWATCH: Citizen Scientists Protecting Florida's Aquatic Systems

● PRESENTATION 1 ●
● PRESENTATION 2 ●

Sally Scalera

Gardening is Really All About the Soil: Always Was & Always Will Be!

● PRESENTATION ●

Deah Lieurance

Invasive Plants - What You Need to Know!

● PRESENTATION ●
11:00am-11:15am Move to Next Session
  Concurrent Sessions 5
11:15am-12:15pm A-5
Edibles
B-5
Hort & Garden
C-5
Youth
D-5
FFL
Location Palms E Palms CD Palms G Palms F
Moderator Matthew Orwat Terry DelValle Yvette Goodiel Katherine Oliver
 

Gabrielle Milch

Vegetable Gardening for the Public

● PRESENTATION ●

Catharine Mannion

Attracting Pollinators & Beneficial Insects to Your Yard and Keeping Them There

● PRESENTATION ●

Lesley Fleming

10 Ways to Use the Junior Master Gardener Program - Thinking Outside the Box

● PRESENTATION ●

Claire Lewis

Landscape Advisor Training: Navigating the FFL Recognition Checklist

● PRESENTATION ●
12:15pm-1:15pm Provided Boxed Lunch [Palms AB]
12:15pm-1:15pm Author Jim Stephens Book Signing [Cypress 1]
1:15pm-3:15pm 4-H Plant ID and Judging Contest [Cypress 3-5]
2:15pm-3:15pm

Industry Updates [Palms CD]
Moderators: Wendy Wilber and Ed Thralls

● PRESENTATION - GreenTechnologies, LLC ●
● PRESENTATION - FNGLA ●
3:15pm-3:45pm Refreshment Break and Move to Next Session [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
  Concurrent Sessions 6
3:45pm-4:45pm A-6
Hort & Garden
B-6
Hort & Garden
C-6
Awards
D-6
FFL
Location Palms CD Palms E Palms F Palms G
Moderator Susan Kooiman Sally Scalera Emily Eubanks Kim Gabel
 

Lynn Barber, Sydney Park Brown, and Norma Samuel

Favorite Funky Flowers and Great Plants You Should Grow

● PRESENTATION ●

Suzanne Greene

Propagation by Air Layer

● PRESENTATION ●

2013 Florida Master Gardener Awards of Excellence Winners

Award-Winning MG Project Updates

● PRESENTATION ●

Tom Becker

Mangrove Conservation Jeopardy: A Homeowner's Guide to Living with Mangroves

● PRESENTATION ●
4:45pm-5:00pm

Move to Next Session

Last Call for Silent Auction Bids [Cypress 2]

5:00pm-5:45pm

GENERAL SESSION 4 [Palms CD]
Mothball Tales: The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly
Rebecca Baldwin, UF/IFAS Entomologist and Paul Mitola, FDACS
Moderator: Emily Eubanks

• Mothball Information PDF •   • Mothball Brochure PDF

● PRESENTATION ●
5:45pm-6:00pm Silent Auction Announcements and Door Prizes [Palms CD]
6:00pm-7:00pm Silent Auction Checkout [Cypress 2]
  Dinner on Own
Wednesday Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:30am-8:30am Breakfast at Embassy Suites - Included in Hotel Reservation [Dining Room]
7:30am-1:00pm Registration Open [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
7:30am-11:30am UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore Open [Cypress 1]
8:30am-9:30am GENERAL SESSION 5 [Palms ABCD]
Poinsettias - Answering Questions about This Popular Holiday Plant
Jim Barrett, UF/IFAS Horticulturist and Professor Emeritus
Moderator: Nichelle Demorest
9:30am-10:45am

Awards Program [Palms ABCD]

● PRESENTATION ●

10:45am-11:15am Beverage Break [Palms Ballroom Foyer]
11:15am-1:00pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & PLATED LUNCH [Palms ABCD]

Our Water, Our Future

John Moran, Florida Nature Photographer and Springs Eternal Project Co-Director
Moderator: Wendy Wilber

● PRESENTATION ●
1:00pm Conference Concludes

 

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