Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

Exhibitor Listing

As of July 8, 2014
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Exhibit Show times:
August 1 (Friday) 5:00pm — 7:00pm
August 2 (Saturday) 8:00am — 1:30pm

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4-H Youth Development UFL
Booth Number: 303
Georgene Bender
GCREC-PCC   1200 N. Park Rd., Plant City, FL  33563
Tel: 813-757-2184
Email: gmbender@ufl.edu
Website: florida4h.org    
Animal Science, Horticulture, Leadership and much more the Extension Youth Program 4-H offers youth 5-18yrs in clubs, after school and in the community.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Booth Number: 512
Chris Delegato
115 West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL  34787
Tel: 321-303-4680
Email: chris.delegato@ads-pipe.com
Website: www.ads-pipe.com
More than a billion feet of ADS corrugated polyethylene pipe have been installed in American farmlands for field drainage and stock ponds. ADS also offers water control structures which provide an effective way to manage water levels and our specially-perforated pipe series for grain aeration.

AgrAbility
Booth Number: 401
Charles Baldwin
601 Robson Rd, Winona Lake, IN  46590
Tel: 574-306-7329
Email: baldwi19@purdue.edu
Website: www.agrability.org
AgrAbility is a program sponsored by the USDA that provides assistance to farmers, ranchers, other agricultural workers, and farm family members impacted by disability, to enable a higher quality lifestyle.

AgroClimate - UF IFAS Extension
Booth Number: 306
Daniel Dourte
1741 Museum Road, PO Box 110570, GAINESVILLE, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1864 ext.220
Email: ddourte@ufl.edu
Website: www.agroclimate.org
Tools and resources for managing climate risks in agriculture

Albert's Organics
Booth Number: 319
Travis Howard
6272 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL  34238
Tel: 941-925-6630
Email: thoward@albertsorganics.com
Website: www.albertsorganics.com
Founded in 1982, Albert's Organics is the nation’s leading distributor of quality organically grown fresh produce and perishable items, including meat, dairy, soy products, juices/beverages, and much more.

General SponsorAmericert International fka OIA North America
Booth Number: 615
Jonathan Austin
2603 NW 13th Street #228, Gainesville, FL  32609
Tel: 352-336-5700
Email: americert@gmail.com
Website: www.americertorganic.com
Americert International is a USDA National Organic Program accredited certifying agent certifying organic handlers, processors, and growers. Additionally, Americert offers FARMGAP on farm food safety good agricultural practices certification, organic input registry approval, and Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP)certification.

Silver SponsorARAMARK
Booth Number: 607
Leah Chapman
114 Recreational Center Dining, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-0733
Email: chapman-leah2@aramark.com
Website: http://www.aramark.com
ARAMARK provides award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world.

Arrowhead Beef, LLC

Booth Number: 109
Tom Pellizzetti
PO Box 221, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443
Tel: 479-790-8133
Email: tom@arrowheadbeef.com
Website: http://arrowheadbeef.com/
Our business is selling organic, pasture raised Berkshire pork, Angus beef, Katahdin lamb and heritage Poussin chickens to restaurants and the general public.

Central FL Livestock Agents' Group & NE FL Livestock Agents' Group
Booth Number: 419
Barton Wilder
2800 NE 39th AVE, Gainesville, FL  32609
Tel: 352-955-2402
Email: bwilder@ufl.edu
Website: cflag.ifas.ufl.edu
The Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group and Northeast Florida Livestock Agents' Groups goals are to provide extension programming for livestock and forage producers which will increase their profitability and sustainability.

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS), FDACS, Division of Plant Industry
Booth Number: 406

Leroy Whilby
1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Tel: 352-395-4649
Email: Leroy.Whilby@FreshFromFlorida.com
Website: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Bureaus-and-Services/CAPS
The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program is a combined effort by state and federal agricultural agencies to conduct surveillance, detection, and monitoring of exotic plant pests of agricultural and natural plant resources and biological control agents. Survey targets include plant diseases, insects, weeds, nematodes, and other invertebrate organisms.

Countryside Organicx
Booth Number: 418
Kevin Fletcher
801 2nd Street, Waynesboro, VA  22980
Tel: 888-699-7088
Email: kevin@countrysideorganics.com
Website: www.countrysideorganics.com
Countryside specializes in Organic animal feeds and Gardening products.

Coyote Creek Organic Farm and Feed Mill
Booth Number: 514
Cameron Molberg
13817 Klaus Lane, Elgin, TX  78621
Tel: 512-281-6319
Email: cameron@coyotecreekfarm.com
Website: www.CoyoteCreekFarm.com
At Coyote Creek Farm, we are dedicated to sustainable, organic, and local farming and ranching practices, coupled with the humane treatment of all animals. Our vision is clear: revitalize rural middle-class family farms by teaching families efficient and effective farming practices.

Doctor of Plant Medicine Program
Booth Number: 400
Tatiana Sanchez
PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-3967
Email: tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu
The multidisciplinary DPM Program consists of courses and practical training in Agronomy, Entomology/Nematology, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Pathology, and Soil and Water Science. Our goal is to train students in the science, practice and business of professional plant medicine, preparing them for a wide variety of interesting and rewarding careers.

Doublethumb Growing Solutions
Booth Number: 505
Anna Coco
4658 Templeton Road, Lake Wales, FL  33898
Tel: 863-605-1855
Email: anna@doublethumb.net
Website: www.doublethumb.net
Doublethumb Growing Solutions distributes quality coconut coir products from Botanicoir.  Products include grow bags, open-top containers, briquettes, 5K bales, discs and pellets.   These products are used in hydroponic growing programs, under tunnels or greenhouse application.  They also can be used in the open field.

DS&A, Inc.
Booth Number: 509
Karl Manges
509 Boating Club Road, St. Augustine,, FL  32084
Tel: 904-543-9955
Email: Karl@Douglasspeed.com
Website: www.Douglasspeed.com
The Quantum Growth Series are revolutionary biological plant growth enhancement products proven to increase nutrient uptake, enhance root growth. Also, would like to introduce ADIOS an OMRI approved herbicide that kills to the root.

Enza Zaden USA
Booth Number: 502
William Skeeter Bethea
27610 Crosby road, Myakka City, FL  34251
Tel: 239-825-3103
Email: william.bethea@enzausa.com
Vegetable seed company with seed available in both organic and conventional forms

General SponsorFarm Credit
Booth Number: 608
Ron O'Connor
PO Box 8009, Lakeland, FL  33802
Tel: 866-824-5626
Email: marketing@farmcreditcfl.com
Website: www.FarmCreditFlorida.com
Farm Credit is a Member-Owned, agricultural lender serving Florida’s ranchers, growers, and farmers, since 1916. We make loans for capital, operating, or residential purposes and sell crop insurance.

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Booth Number: 518
Amelia Martin
8116 Arlington Blvd, Ste. 263, Falls Church, VA  22042
Tel: 703-208-3276
Email: outreach@farmtoconsumer.org
Website: farmtoconsumer.org   
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and protects consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.

FDACS/UF-IFAS Farm to School Partnership
Booth Number: 209
Christina Walmer
Department of Horticultural Sciences University of Florida PO Box 110690, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-4775
Email: cbwalmer@ufl.edu
Website: farmtoschool.ifas.ufl.edu  
FDACS has partnered with the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension Service to help connect farmers and schools, advise on school gardens, and provide resources for nutrition education and food service training.

Bronze SponsorFL Farm Bureau Federation & FL Farm Bureau Insurance
Booth Number: 604
Frankie Hall
PO Box 147030, Gainesville, FL  32614
Tel: 352-538-0224
Email: frankie.hall@ffbf.org
Website: www.floridafarmbureau.org
Farm Bureau exists to strengthen family farms and local communities. We apply a collective effort to solve farmers’ problems. We speak on behalf of ALL farms. The majority of the state’s family farmers are members. The FL Farm Bureau Insurance offers members access to a full line of quality products.

Gold SponsorFlorida A&M University - CAFS
Booth Number: 605
Vonda Richardson
Rm 215 Perry-Paige Bldg South, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: vonda.richardson@famu.edu
Website: www.famu.edu/cesta  
The College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) is the land-grant arm at Florida A&M University. CAFS offers opportunities for students to grow professionally and build for the future. We specialize in programs related to and for Florida Farmers.

Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension - Marketing
Booth Number: 403
Vonda Richardson
Room 215 Perry-Paige Bldg South, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: vonda.richardson@famu.edu
The goal of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of small farm operations through effective marketing & business management practices. Specific programs include Small Farm-to-School and New/Beginning Farmers.

Florida Automated Weather Network
Booth Number: 307
Rick Lusher
PO Box 110350, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-846-3219
Email: rlusher@ufl.edu
Website: www.myfawn.com
FAWN provides timely and accurate weather data and weather related information to Florida citizens

Florida Culinary Academy Awards
Booth Number: 700
Noreen Kinney
7312 6th Avenue North, St. Petersburg,, FL  33710
Tel: 727-347-2437
Email: CulinaryParadise@aol.com
Website: www.Florida-AmericasCulinaryParadise.com
The Florida Culinary Academy Awards have been presented annually since 2008.  The Program recognizes ten Florida Culinary Award Winners across the State. Visit Booth No 700, and meet the 2014 Winners.   www.florida-americasculinaryparadise.com, www.culinaryambassadorforireland.com

Sustaining PartnerFlorida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Booth Number: 501 / 600 / 602
Josh Johnson
407 South Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL  32399
Tel: 850-617-7340
Email: joshua.johnson@FreshFromFlorida.com
Website: www.freshfromflorida.com
The Florida Department of Agriculture offers services like Agricultural Dealer’s Licenses and the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign to assist Florida’s 47,000 agricultural producers, many of whom are small farmers.

Florida FGT LLC
Booth Number: 309
Donald Rockwood
POB 357103, Gainesville, FL  32635-7103
Tel: 352-256-3474
Email: FloridaFGT@cox.net
Website: www.FloridaFGT.com
Florida FGT advises forest and agricultural landowners on various uses of fast-growing Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Populus, Taxodium, and Pinus species, e.g., mulchwood, windbreaks, bioenergy, and dendroremediation.

Florida First Detector
Booth Number: 408
Stephanie Stocks
970 Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-3958
Email: sstocks@ufl.edu
Website: www.flfirstdetector.org
Florida First Detector (www.flfirstdetector.org) is a collaborative project that delivers educational material (scripted presentations, online training, and workshops) to a variety of audiences on invasive species issues of particular importance to Florida.

Florida Grazing Land Coalition Inc.
Booth Number: 206
Buzz Eaves
27101 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL  34945
Tel: 772-528-7400
Email: buzzeaves@hughes.net
Website: www.fglc.org
This is a non-profit organization of citizen groups in Florida interested in addressing resource conservation and environmental concerns on private grazing lands.

Florida Organic Growers/Quality Certification Services
Booth Number: 407
Robin Schrieber
1810 NW 6TH ST, Suite F, Gainesville, FL  32609
Tel: 352-377-0133
Email: robin@qcsinfo.org
Website: www.foginfo.org  / www.qcsinfo.org
FOG, a nonprofit, is dedicated to supporting and promoting organic agriculture.  QCS’ ISO 65 and NOP accredited organic certification program offers Aquaculture, EU, JAS, Canada, AJP, and Food Safety certification.

Florida Pomegranate Association
Booth Number: 312
Cindy Weinstein
6360 Johnston Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Tel: 863-604-3778
Email: flpomegranate@gmail.com
Website: www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/
FPA began its non-profit organization in 2012 and has quickly evolved into the state’s largest grower-based organization designed for and promoting the sustainability future of pomegranate as a viable fruit crop not only in Florida but across the entire southeastern United States. Pomegranate growers will be available to answer your questions.

Garden MarketPlace
Booth Number: 519
Chris Roth
5385 Gateway Blvd Suite 1, Lakeland, FL  33811
Tel: 863-337-4913
Email: chris@shopgardenmarketplace.com
Website: shopgardenmarketplace.com  
We provide organic growing medium that is easy and fun to use.  Coconut Coir is a great way to start your garden and is perfect for vegetables.

High Mowing Organic Seeds
Booth Number: 503
Delia Gillen
76 Quarry Road, Wolcott, VT  05680
Tel: 802-472-6174 x 119
Email: delia@highmowingseeds.com
Website: www.highmowingseeds.com
High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed.

Hoodridge Unlimited, Inc.
Booth Number: 409
Ila Locke
6699 NW 66th Way, Parkland, FL  33067
Tel: 954-931-4772
Email: ila.locke@hoodridge.com
Website: www.hoodridge.com
Proud distributors of MicroStart60 and VegaLab products

Indian River Fertilizer/Eco-Friendly Products
Booth Number: 621
Jeff Fuller
500 W. Faith Terr., Maitland, FL  32751
Tel: 407-963-6001
Email: jfuller@ecofriendlyonline.com
Website: www.indianriverfertilizer.com
We are in our second decade of providing high quality, all natural and organic soil amendments and fertilizers-Feeding your soil as well as your plants yields superior results for growers.

IPM Florida
Booth Number: 402
Christopher Kerr
P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL  32611-0620
Tel: 352-273-3967
Email: ishbua@ufl.edu
Website: ipm.ifas.ufl.edu  
IPM Florida provides statewide, interdisciplinary and inter-unit coordination and assistance in integrated pest management to protect agriculture, communities and the environment. The IPM Florida website contains small farm information.

Island Grove Ag Products-Nursery Division
Booth Number: 500
Bert Sheffield
2600 SE 193rd Ave, Hawthorne, FL  32640
Tel: 352-481-5558
Email: bertatignp@aol.com
Website: www.islandgroveagproducts.com
Island Grove Nursery produces High Quality Florida Fresh edible plants for Farmers, Garden Centers, and the Landscape trade.  Island Grove Winery produces Florida Fresh Fruit Wines.

Johnny's Selected Seeds
Booth Number: 413
Rod Heyerdahl
912 East 46th St, Tifton, GA  31794
Tel: 229-392-3844
Email: rheyerdahl@johnnyseeds.com
Website: www.johnnyseeds.com
For 40 years Johnny's has provided the highest quality seeds of vegetables, herb and flower seeds to growers. In addition to seed Johnny's is a source of valuable growing information.

KY Burley Moldings, Inc.
Booth Number: 619
Dawn Riley
234 Highway 433, Mackville, KY  40040
Tel: 502-552-5849
Email: dawn.riley67@gmail.com
Website: www.kyburleymoldings.com
We are a company with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and selling of float trays for the production of plants in greenhouses and water beds.

Link Funding
Booth Number: 708

Dana Hall
2829 Meadow Hill Dr N.
Clearwater, FL 33761
Tel: 727-797-3188
Email: dana@link-funding.com
Website: www.link-funding.com
Link Funding advises borrowers how to access specialized commercial loans programs offered via USDA, SBA and FSA, (at no cost to the borrower.) We work with lenders throughout the US.

Magna Bon II, LLC
Booth Number: 415
Frank Miele
2045 SW 127th Avenue, Davie, FL  33325
Tel: 954-275-1830
Email: mielemgt@yahoo.com
Website: www.magnabon.com
Magna Bon II, LLC Okeechobee, FL. An Advanced OMRI Listed Liquid Copper Fungicide. Made in the US. Stop by booth 415 to get FREE SAMPLES of CS2005 while supplies last

Maxijet
Booth Number: 618
Tom Allen
8400 Lake Trask Rd, Dundee, FL  33838
Tel: 407-722-6500
Email: aistallen@aol.com
Website: www.maxijet.com
We are a micro irrigation company that is used nation wide. We manufacture all our products in Dundee Florida.

MerchantSource
Booth Number: 611
Kim Lyons
18069 Laurel Valley Road, Fort Myers, FL  33967
Tel: 800-313-5198
Email: KimL@merchantsource.com
Website: www.merchantsource.com
Since 1994, MerchantSource®, has provide specialized assistance in implementation of Wireless credit, debit, & SNAP/EBT merchant processing equipment and partnering with service providers. Check out our booth as we have brand NEW innovative solutions. Call us 1-800-313-5198.

NAFMNP
Booth Number: 707
Don Wambles
P O Box 9080, Alexandria, VA  22304
Tel: 334-240-7249
Email: don.wambles@agi.alabama.gov
Website: www.nafmnp.org
MarketLink - Technology that works for farmers, markets and consumers.  Grow your customer base and your sales.  Sign up to accept SNAP EBT, Credit and Debit at your Farmers Markets.

Nature Safe Natural & Organic Fertilizers
Booth Number: 314
Kimberly Stockelman
4221 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY  41076
Tel: 859-572-2562
Email: kstockelman@darlingii.com
Website: www.naturesafe.com
Nature Safe Fertilizers are derived from natural sources containing no waste by-products. The all natural ingredients in Nature Safe are premium animal proteins that provide a balanced nutritional program for the soil and the plant.

Silver SponsorOak Ridge Market at Artegon
Booth Number: 609
Steve Sless
5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 
Tel: 407-351-7718 x102
Email: ssless@paragonoutlets.com
Website: http://www.artegonorlando.com
Opening this fall, Oak Ridge Market at Artegon will showcase Florida’s finest local and regional purveyors of fresh produce, meats, fish and dairy as well as other locally produced foods and natural products. It will also include a licensed community kitchen and classroom, fresh dining and prepared foods, a food distribution hub and more! Learn how you can market your products here.

Proptera,LLC
Booth Number: 208
Bill Bowring
106 Industrial Dr. Suite A, Waxahachie, TX  75165
Tel: 262-339-7835
Email: bill@proptera.com
Website: proptera.com
Proptera, LLC, markets and sells OMRI listed Zonix Biofungicide made with rhamnolipids. Rhamnolipids have been found highly effective for the prevention and control of fungal diseases such as Downy Mildew, Late Blight and other diseases caused by Phytopht.

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance / RHO Market
Booth Number: 617
Katie Harris
3546 Baum Rd, Tallahassee, FL  32309
Tel: 850-567-1493
Email: katiemh@gmail.com
Website: http://www.redhillsfarmalliance.com/
Non-Profit Organization working to increase economic stability for small farm enterprises in the Tallahassee area while providing farmer and consumer education about local food.

RootMaker Products Company LLC
Booth Number: 221
Wayne Hinton
PO Box 14553, Huntsville, AL  35815
Tel: 256-882-3199
Email: sales@rootmaker.com
Website: http://www.rootmaker.com/
Our products are designed to promote root branching and new roots at every phase of nursery production, whether above-ground, in-ground, or even ­in-pot.

RootMaker Products Company LLC
Booth Number: 219
Steve Brown
1640 Chinook Trail, Maitland, FL  32751
Tel: 321-436-7313
Email: ashorticulture@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rootmaker.com/

Slow Food USA Glades to Coast
Booth Number: 701
Diane Campion
Slow Food Glades to Coast, 2146 Polo Gardens Dr. 8-207, Wellington, FL  33414
Tel: 561-846-0212
Email: campiondiane@msn.com
Website: www/slowfoodgladestocoast.com
Slow Food USA is a nationwide organization connected with Slow Food International and the Slow Food headquarters in Italy. Florida has ten Chapters and Slow food promotes use of Fresh Food and traditional ways to cook food from the farms - From Farm to Fork.

Small Business Development Center at UNF
Booth Number: 308
Philip Geist
3003 SW College Road, Suite 105, Ocala, FL  34474
Tel: 352-622-8763
Email: pgeist@unf.edu
Website: www.sbdc.unf.edu
The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida helps businesses become more successful and meet the challenges of tomorrow by providing no-cost management advice and low-cost training.

Society of St Andrew
Booth Number: 207
James Tinkey
PO Box 536842, Orlando, FL  32853
Tel: 407-650-1956
Email: fl-gleaning@endhunger.org
Website: www.endhunger.com
A nonprofit organization using volunteers to glean (gather) produce from farmers' fields after harvest, and delivering it to food banks to be distributed to the needy.

Silver SponsorSouthern SARE
Booth Number: 606
Candace Pollock
1109 Experiment St., UGA, Griffin, GA  30223
Tel: 770-412-4786
Email: cpollock@uga.edu
Website: www.southernsare.org
We have information to help farmers and ranchers move profitably toward production systems compatible with the goal of sustainable agriculture, including good land stewardship, enhancing quality of life, and strengthening rural communities.

Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center
Booth Number: 215
Lei Lani Davis
7580 County Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.108
Email: leildavis@ufl.edu
Website: smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu  
The goal of our project is to establish a unique, whole-farm agroecological system to use as a demonstration environment for specialty crop farmers.  We are creating a field laboratory by transforming an existing 300 acre research farm into a living, hands-on IPM teaching laboratory.

UF IFAS Extension Bookstore
Booth Number: 702 / 703
Sarah Hensley
PO BOX 110011, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1764
Email: sarahehensley@ufl.edu
Website: ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu  
The Bookstore sells publications produced by UF faculty researchers about all aspects of agriculture including plant disease, pesticide management, horticulture, livestock, natural resources and wildlife.

UF/ IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Booth Number: 301
Lamar Moon
2390 Mowry Road/P.O. Box 110740/Wallace Building 631, Gainesville, FL  32611-0740
Tel: 352-392-1950 ext.226
Email: dlmoon@ufl.edu
Website: soilslab.ifas.ufl.edu
To serve the citizens of Florida, by providing appropriately selected soil, plant and water testing, interpretation and recommendations as an educational service through the Cooperative Extension Service to guide management decisions affecting lime and fertilizer use and efficiency.

UF/IFAS Mid-Florida REC
Booth Number: 706
Diane Mealo
2725 South Binion Road, Apopka, FL  32703
Tel: 407-410-6929
Email: dwm@ufl.edu
Website: mrec.ifas.ufl.edu
The MREC mission is organized around three program/issue areas: Plant Development, Plant Protection, and Plant Management. In addition we have educational partnerships with the Colleges of Agricultural & Life Sciences offering degree programs locally in Plant Science and Geomatics & Surveying.

UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy
Booth Number: 213
Sarah White
7580 Country Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.102
Email: sewhite@ufl.edu
Website: svaec.ifas.ufl.edu/sfa
The goal of the Small Farms Academy is to train small farmers by providing unique, hands-on classes, workshops, and field days on specific topics in order to sustain existing small farms and increase the number of new small farms.

University of Florida - IFAS Extension
Booth Number: 704
Jeffrey Ullman
PO Box 110570, Gainesville, FL  32611-0570
Tel: 352-392-1864 ext 223
Email: jullman@ufl.edu
This booth will focus on irrigation and nutrient management as part of the team's grant funded through the Southern Risk Management Education Center.

University of Florida, IFAS, CREC
Booth Number: 613
Jamie Burrow
700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
Tel: 863-956-8648
Email: jdyates@ufl.edu
Website: www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu
Our program provides training and educational materials for small farms, commercial growers, and residents about established and exotic pests and diseases of Florida citrus.

USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service
Booth Number: 508
Mark Hudson
355 E Hancock Ave Suite 320, Athens, GA  30655
Tel: 706-546-2236
Email: Mark_Hudson@nass.usda.gov
Website: www.nass.usda.gov
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture.

USDA APHIS PPQ
Booth Number: 507
Tirzah Lyons
214 N Andes Avenue, Orlando, FL  32807
Tel: 407-282-7821
Email: Tirzah.Lyons@aphis.usda.gov
Website: www.aphis.usda.gov
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is a program within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). PPQ safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the entry, establishment, and spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States of America; and supports trade and exports of U.S. agricultural products.

USDA Farm Service Agency
Booth Number: 506
Rodger Kwasnik
4440 NW 25th PL, Suite 1, Gainesville, FL  32606
Tel: 352-379-4517
Email: rodger.kwasnik@fl.usda.gov
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov
Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Valencia College
Booth Number: 705
Javier Garces
1800 S. Kirkman Road; Mail Code 4-3, Orlando, FL  32811
Tel: 407-582-1820
Email: jgarces3@valenciacollege.edu
Website: www.valenciacollege.edu
The Landscape and Horticulture Technology Program has been around for over 30 years and is very well-known by those in the industry in Central Florida. Students may earn an A.S. degree with a Horticulture Specialization or Landscape Specialization, as well as several different technical certificates.

Silver SponsorVerti-Gro, Inc.
Booth Number: 603
Tim Carpenter
15000 US Hwy 441, Summerfield, FL  34491
Tel: 352-347-9888
Email: tim@vertigro.com
Website: http://www.vertigro.com/
Verti-Gro® specializes in vertical growing and vertical gardening to utilize space, water and energy in an efficient manner. Our systems provide for high density production for the commercial grower and space saving for the hobbyist or home gardener.

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