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July 27-29, 2012 | Kissimmee, Florida
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Booth: 421
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Matt Palmer
115 W Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL  34787
Tel: 407-554-0046
Email: mcmpalmer@aol.com
Web: www.ads-pipe.com
ADS, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of corrugated HDPE pipe. We serve the storm, waste water & agricultural industry through a global network of 51 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 19 distribution centers.

Booth: 615 / 617
Agri Services International
Perry Hollingsworth
6490 N.E. Highway 70, Arcadia, FL  34266
Tel: 863-993-1400
Email: perry@agriservicesintl.com
ASI, Inc. designs, engineers, supplies and installs hydraulic delivery systems for agricultural entities, like citrus growers, tree farms and container nurseries, the dairy industry, packing houses, blueberry farms, row crop farmers and banana growers.

Booth: 609
Agri-Starts, Inc
Ty Strode
1728 Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL  32712
Tel: 407-468-4564
Email: tystrode@agristarts.com
Web: www.agristarts.com
Agri-Starts is a plant tissue culture lab specializing in liner production of small fruits, tropicals, & native plants.  Our laboratories in Apopka, FL have the ability to produce millions of contaminant-free elite plants for all types of markets.

Booth: 405
Albert's Organics
James Day
6272 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL  34238
Tel: 800-996-0004 ext.26120
Email: jday2@albertsorganics.com
Web: www.albertsorganics.com
In 1982, Albert's Organics saw the potential of organic fresh produce. Today, we're the premiere distributor of organic fresh foods, working closely with local and regional farmers across the country.

Booth: 614
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Celia Beamish
306 S. 10th Street, Haines City, FL  33844
Tel: 863-205-6025
Email: cecilia.e.beamish@aphis.usda.gov
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

Booth: 408
Animal Welfare Approved
Emily Lancaster
1007 Queen St., Alexandria, VA  22314
Tel: 202-546-5292
Email: info@AnimalWelfareApproved.org
Animal Welfare Approved is a national nonprofit that audits, certifies and supports farmers raising their animals according to the highest welfare standards, outdoors on pasture or range. The AWA label is recognized as the gold standard for animal welfare, pasture-based farming and sustainability.

Booth: 419
Apollo Sunguard
Rebecca Block
4487 Ashton Rd., Sarasota, FL  34233
Tel: 941-925-3000
Email: rebeccablock@apollosunguard.com
Apollo Sunguard announces a new Horticultural Technology through color shade net. Different colors produce different results. May increase yields up to 100% and offers protected Agriculture. Use less water, pesticides, fertilizer and labor.

SponsorBooth: 605
Dana Falstad
686 Museum Road, Reitz Union B73, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352.273.0733
Email: Falstad-Dana@aramark.com
Web: 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.

Booth: 310
Brandt, Inc.
Katherine Williams
382 C 478-A, Webster, FL  33597
Tel: 863-446-2089
Email: katherine.williams@brandt.co
Web: www.brandt.co
Brandt is an agricultural based company that manufactures micronutritionals, and crop protection products for both conventional and organic farmers.

Booth: 213
Chestnut Hill Tree Farm
Robert Wallace
15105 NW 94 Ave, Alachua, FL  32615
Tel: 386-462-2820
Email: chestnuthilltreefarm@gmail.com
Web: www.chestnuthilltreefarm.com
Low chill fruit and berry plants for commercial and backyard orchards - chestnuts, apples, peaches, pears, plums, persimmons, grapes, blueberries, blackberries, figs and much more.

Booth: 616
Conservation Trust for Florida
Ellen Dube
PO Box 134, Micanopy, FL  32667
Tel: 352-466-1178
Email: ellen@conserveflorida.org
Web: www.conserveflorida.org
Farmland is being gobbled up at an alarming rate. CTF works with landowners and farmers, who want to protect their land for the future and find the best land conservation solution to meet their long-term financial and management needs.

Booth: 417
David Lerner Associates, Inc.
Charles West
568 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL  33431
Tel: 561-226-4565        
Email: rachael.jaffe@davidlerner.com
Web: http://www.davidlerner.com/
David Lerner Associates has information on investments and small business retirement plans.

Booth: 407
Doublethumb Growing Solutions
Anna Coco
3948 Templeton Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898
Tel: 855-284-8627
Email: anna@doublethumb.net
Web: www.doublethumb.net
We provide a full range of cocopeat products to meet the hydroponic needs of small farmers, schools, and home gardeners. We sell grow bags, open-top containers, compressed cocopeat and coco chip bales, briquettes, grow cubes, pellets, and plugs.

Booth: 612
Douglas Speed & Associates
Karl Manges
5127 Otter Creek Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082
Tel: 904-543-9955
Email: Kminoculaid@live.com
Web: www.DouglasSpeed.Com
The Quantum Growth Series are revolutionary biological plant growth enhancement products proven to increase nutrient uptake, enhance root growth, and increase yields while reducing supplemental irrigation, fertilizer and fungicide usage.

Booth: 320
East Branch Ginger
Susan Anderson
PO Box 321, Pittsboro, NC  27312
Tel: 207-313-4358
Email: eastbranchginger@gmail.com
Web: www.eastbranchginger.com
East Branch Ginger is your source for certified organic, certified disease-free, high quality ginger seed pieces. The seed is from Puna Organics, a certified organic ginger farm in Hawaii. East Branch Ginger and Puna Organics provide you with the cultural support to grow and market your ginger crop!

SponsorBooth: 610
Farm Credit
Ron O'Connor
PO Box 8009, Lakeland, FL  33802
Tel: 863-688-9364
Email: marketing@farmcreditcfl.com
Web: www.farmcredit.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.

Booth: 522
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Pete Kennedy, Esq.
8116 Arlington Blvd., #263, Falls Church, VA  22042
Tel: 703-208-3276
Email: info@farmtoconsumer.org
Web: www.farmtoconsumer.org

Booth: 503
FDACS - Office of Agricultural Water Policy
Darrell Smith
1203 Governor’s Square Blvd., Suite 200, Tallahassee,  FL 32301
Tel: 863-362-1001
Email: Darrell.Smith@FreshFromFlorida.com
Web: http://www.floridaagwaterpolicy.com/
OAWP is actively involved in the development of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Florida’s agricultural commodities. OAWP has six established field teams to help growers take advantage of services and programs provided by the OAWP in their area.

SponsorBooth: 603
Florida A&M University/CESTA
Ray Mobley
Perry Paige Bldg, Rm 215B, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-412-5252
Email: ray.mobley@famu.edu
Web: http://www.famu.edu/cesta/main/
The College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) is the land-grant arm at Florida A&M University. CESTA offers opportunities for students to grow professionally and build for the future. We specialize in programs related to and for Florida Farmers.

Booth: 506
Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension - Marketing
Vonda Richardson
Room 215 Perry Paige Bldg South, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: vonda.richardson@famu.edu
Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension - Marketing & Small Farm Outreach Program focuses on educational and outreach activities including alternative marketing, Farm to School, Specialty crop development and Beginning Farmer development.

Booth: 520
Florida Association of Community Farmers' Markets (FACFM)
Gail Eggeman
104 Fareham Pl N, St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Tel: 727-823-6572
Email: gaileggeman@gmail.com
The Florida Association of Community Farmers Markets, Inc. (FACFM) is a member-driven organization whose purpose is to improve the link between farm and table by supporting farmers and educating consumers on the benefits of buying local and supporting their community farmers' markets.

Booth: 403
Florida Automated Weather Network
Rick Lusher
Building 162, McCarty Drive; PO Box 110350, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-846-3219
Email: rlusher@ufl.edu
Web: www.fawn.ifas.ufl.edu
FAWN provides weather data and weather-related tools for growers.

Booth: 312
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG)
Christine Hale
PO Box 12311, Gainesville, FL  32604
Tel: 352-377-6355
Email: education@foginfo.org
Web: www.foginfo.org
Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit established in 1989. FOG's Education & Outreach Program educates producers, consumers, media, industry and policymakers about the benefits of organic agriculture.

SponsorBooth: 600 / 602
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Marshall Wiseheart
407 South Calhoun Street,Mayo Building, Room 412, Tallahassee, FL  32399-0800
Tel: 850-488-4131
Email: Marshall.Wiseheart@freshfromflorida.com
Web: http://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.

Booth: 501
Florida Department of Education/Food and Nutrition
Rachael Terrin
325 West Gaines Street, Turlington Building, Tallahassee, FL  32399
Tel: 850-245-9320
Email: rachael.terrin@fldoe.org
Web: www.fldoe.org/fnm/
Our mission is to facilitate quality nutrition programs that support the growth and development of Florida's children.  The Florida Farm to School Program supports this commitment by connecting local farmers to Florida schools to increase the use of Florida grown products.

SponsorBooth: 604
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Frankie Hall
PO Box 147030, Gainesville, FL  32614-7030
Tel: 352-374-1542
Email: frankie.hall@ffbf.org
Web: 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 states’ family farmers are members.

Booth: 410
Florida FGT, LLC
Donald Rockwood
POB 357103, Gainesville, FL  32635-7103
Tel: 352-256-3474
Email: FloridaFGT@cox.net
Web: www.FloridaFGT.com
Florida FGT provides professional advice to forest and agricultural landowners on various aspects of the use of fast-growing Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Populus, Taxodium, and Pinus species

Booth: 307
Florida Grazing Land Coalition
Chad George
Tel: 352-338-9532
Email: chad.george@fl.usda.gov
Florida Grazing Land coalition is a network of individuals and organizations working together to ensure a healthy future for our state’s grassland resource.

Booth: 505
Florida Meat Goat Association
Allyn Walker
1640 Tanner Cir, Edgewater, FL  32132
Tel: 386-423-3143
Email: nuts4boers@aim.com
The Florida Meat Goat Association was formed in 1986 to promote the meat goat industry in Fl; to develop a better meat goat; to expand existing markets for goat meat and value added goat products.

Booth: 306
Florida State Horticultural Society
Chris Oswalt
700 Experiment Station Rd, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
Tel: 863-956-1151
Email: fshs@crec.ifas.ufl.edu
Web: www.fshs.org/
FSHS is a non-profit educational organization that promotes horticulture in Florida. Visit our booth to tell us about your information needs, learn about the society, become a member, and learn about opportunities for small farmers to grow horticultural products in Florida's challenging environment.

Booth: 513
Global Organic Specialty Source, Inc.
Jesse  Prater
7345 16th St. East Suite 116, Sarasota, FL  34243
Tel: 941-358-6555 ext.303
Email: jessep@globalorganics.ws
Web: www.globalorganics.ws
Global Organic Specialty Source, Inc. is the premier distributor of wholesale organic produce and other select items in the southeastern U.S.A.  We are the bridge between the organic farm and the consumer. We pride ourselves on outstanding quality, and an excellent logistics program.

Booth: 625
Green World Path, Inc.
Ray Nielsen
1665 Donto Way, Brooksville, FL  34601
Tel: 352-799-0200
Email: ray@greenworldpath.com
Web: www.greenworldpath.com
Green World Path manufactures a complete line of innovative organic and sustainable products that fertilize, protect against fungus and insects, and reduce watering needs for anything that grows.

Booth: 622
Haygrove Inc
Kathleen Fouse
694 Kraybill Church Road, Mount Joy, PA  17552
Tel: 717-492-4955
Email: kfouse@haygrove.com
Web: www.haygrove.com
Haygrove is a worldwide leader in field scale crop protection aiding high value fruit and vegetable production.

Booth: 518
Harvest of Hope Foundation
Philip Kellerman
PO Box 358025  Gainesville, FL   32635
Tel: 352-262-5421
Email: kellerhope@cox.net
Web: www.harvestofhope.net
The non-profit Harvest of Hope Foundation of Gainesville distributes emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families in Florida and across the country.

Booth: 400
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Paul  Betz
76 Quarry Road, Wolcott, VT, 05680
Tel: 802-472-6174
Email: paul@highmowingseeds.com
Web: www.highmowingseeds.com
High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to providing organic farmers and gardeners with high quality certified organic seed.  We offer heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid vegetables, flowers, herbs, potatoes, garlic, and cover crops.

Booth: 510
Hillside Orchard Farms
Lynn McDaniel
105 Mitcham Circle, Tiger, GA  30576
Tel: 706-782-4995
Email: lynn@hillsideorchard.com
Web: Web: www.hillsideorchard.com
Provider of quality jar products, private label and value added services.

Booth: 517 / 519
Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery
Billy Hopkins
25355 Shultz Grade, Immokalee, FL 34142
Tel: 239-658-0370
Email: tropicals@wildblue.net
Web: www.hopkinstropicalfruitnursery.com
Started in 1978 with over 100 years combined nursery experience. Specializing in production of fruit trees with emphasis on excellence. Our goal is to reduce chemical usage without reducing quality. We distribute in FL and the US.

Booth: 302 / 304
IFAS Extension Bookstore
Jenny Mooney
PO BOX 110011, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1764
Email: jmooney@ufl.edu
Web: http://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.

Booth: 500 / 502
Island Grove Ag Products
Bert Sheffield
2600 SE 193 Ave, Hawthorne, FL  32640
Tel: 352-481-5558
Email: bertatignp@aol.com
Web: 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.

Booth: 418
It's Our Nature®
Linda Taylor
1293 Hollister Road, Babson Park, FL  33827
Tel: 727-430-8284
Email: linda@itsournature.com
Web: www.itsournature.com
It's Our Nature® - Healthy-Wear For People Who Care ®; Since 1996, It's Our Nature has connected people with nature experiences & sustainable eco-friendly, socially responsible products.  Our Palm Frond Garden Hats, Organic Cotton - Hemp Clothing & Bags are durable, wonderful to wear and fun!

Booth: 413
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Maria Reynolds
955 Benton Ave, Winslow, ME  04901
Tel: 800-854-2580
Email: mreynolds@johnnyseeds.com
Web: www.johnnyseeds.com
Johnny's Selected Seeds:  Seed Breeders, Growers, and Merchants since 1973.

Booth: 623
KY Burley Moldings, Inc.
Dawn Riley
234 Highway 433, Mackville, KY  40040
Tel: 502-552-5849
Email: dawn.riley@insightbb.com
Web: www.kyburleymoldings.com
KY Burley Moldings is providing a quality float tray for the hydroponic production of plants. Our business began in the tobacco industry in Kentucky and we are now expanding into the fruit, vegetable, and perennial markets around the country. Please stop by our booth.

Booth: 514
Living Towers Farm
Jan Young
19621 Lake Lincoln Lane, Eustis, FL  32736
Tel: 352-357-6979
Email: info@livingtowers.com
Web: www.livingtowers.com
Living Towers Hydroponic Farm of Eustis Fl, heralded as a prototype of future community food production, presents the Tower Garden; a state of the art Hydroponic Growing Unit for home or commercial use.

Booth: 415
Magna Bon II, LLC
Frank Miele
2045 Sw 127th Avenue, Davie, FL  33325
Tel: 954-275-1830 ext.1831
Email: mielemgt@yahoo.com
Magna Bon II, LLC Okeechobee, FL:  An advanced OMRI Listed Liquid Copper Fungicide. Made in the US.  Stop by booth 415 to get your free sample of CS2005 while supplies last.

Booth: 611
Kim Lyons
18069 Laurel Valley Road, Fort Myers, FL  33967
Tel: 800-313-5198
Email: KimL@merchantsource.com
MerchantSource® powered by TMS, in business 17 years providing credit & debit card merchant services.  We have 6 years as hands on specialist with Farmers' Market Wireless EBT, credit & debit card program.  We are proud FMC members. Contact us at 1-800-313-5198.

Booth: 316
Moore Ranch
Freddie Moore
3721 SR 50, Webster, FL  33597
Tel: 352-516-9641
Email: moore@puregrasspurebeef.com
Web: www.puregrasspurebeef.com
Moore Ranch is a family-owned company in Sumter County, Florida. We raise grass fed beef using all natural products. We also sell many of the products we use with our animals and on our pastures to assist other small farms in achieving a sustainable and organic approach to agriculture.

Booth: 619
Mothers Organics Humus Farm
Nathan Wax
6727 CR 579
Seffner, Florida 33584
Tel: 813-628-0600
Email: nwax@mothersorganics.com
Web: http://www.mothersorganics.com/
Mothers Organics is Florida’s premier Composting facility. Operating on a 60 acre site in Seffner, we produce Organic compost and soil amendments for the agricultural industry. Our grow systems allow you to start farming organically Today.

Booth: 221 / 223
Natural Forces LLC
Devlin Reynolds
PO Box 2601, Davidson, NC  28036
Tel: 704-892-9952
Email: Jennifer.Lawton@naturalforcesllc.com
Natural Forces, LLC is committed to developing and marketing new technologies, products and services with natural and organic based foundations. Natural Forces, LLC will be launching several new products this year.

Booth: 305
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Steve Boetger
USDA-NRCS 2614 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL  32606
Tel: 352-338-9548
Email: steve.boetger@fl.usda.gov
Web: http://www.fl.nrcs.usda.gov/
NRCS puts over 75 years of experience to work in assisting owners of America's private land with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs.

Booth: 504
New North Florida Cooperative Association, Inc.
Glyen Holmes
3806 Union Road, Marianna, FL  32446
Tel: 850-352-2400
Email: nnfc1995@yahoo.com
NNFC is a non-profit, farmers cooperative focusing on outreach and assistance to small and medium sized farmers.  Primary efforts since 1995 have included Farm to School.

Booth: 509
O-C Grown
Nancy Pratt
335 Oakhurst Cir., Kissimmee, FL  34744
Tel: 407-777-0602
Email: osceolacountygrown@gmail.com
Web: www.osceolacountygrown.com
O-C Grown seeks to implement a local network of farmers/producers with consumers/businesses to provide citizens with the option to buy local, healthy food while at the same time directly contributing to the local economy of Osceola County.

Booth: 215 / 217
OceanGrown, Inc.
Doren Voeth
7453-C Commercial Circle, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
Tel: 772-828-2565
Email:  doren@oceangrown.com
Web:  www.oceangrown.com
Manufacturers of Organic Crop Nutrients and Fertilizers

SponsorBooth: 607
OIA North America
Jonathan Austin
2603 NW 13th St. #228, Gainesville,  FL  32609
Tel: 352-336-5700
Email: jonathan@oianorth.com
Web: www.oianorth.com
OIA North America is a USDA accredited organic certifying agent offering USDA National Organic Program certification, OIA US FARMGAP Good Agricultural Practices and Food Safety Certification, and GMP Good Manufacturing Practices Certification.

Booth: 507
Organic Answers Group Inc
Nancy Boyle
4235 Brandon Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Tel:  561-352-1697
Email: nancyb@organicanswers.com
Web: www.organicanswers.com
Organic Fertilizers representative

Booth: 409
Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC
Heather Comegys
28338 Enviro Way, Seaford, DE  19973
Tel: 302-628-2360
Email: heather.comegys@perdue.com
Web: www.perdueagrirecycle.com
Perdue AgriRecycle manufactures organic fertilizer called MicroSTART60 which is made from dehydrated poultry manure. Please stop by our booth today for a quote!

Booth: 523
PowerFlex Fence
Connie Krider
324 East Center Ave., Seymour, MO  65746
Tel: 417-741-1230
Email: info@powerflexfence.com
Web: www.powerflexfence.com
World Class Fencing at Affordable Prices!  PowerFlex Fence carries the highest quality permanent and portable livestock fencing and livestock watering supplies at prices you can afford.

Booth: 402
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc
Felicia Tappan
30902 Taylor Grade Rd, Duette, FL  34219
Tel: 941-920-1801
Email: fjtappan@prepaidlegal.com
Web: www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/fjtappan
We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine.

Booth: 423
ProPak Software, LLC
Richard Montney
150 Third Street SW, Winter Haven, FL  33880
Tel: 863-297-9293 ext.200
Email: rickm@propaksoftware.com
Web: www.LandMagic.com
LandMagic's SmallFarm software solution is one of the first web based software products designed for the small farm operation.  Create and manage job schedules, work orders, inventory, and create a complete history of your caretaking activities and see it on Microsoft Bing Maps.

Booth: 318
Protect U.S.
Stephanie Stocks
P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-3958
Email: sstocks@ufl.edu
Web: www.protectingusnow.org
Protect U.S., the Community Invasive Species Network, is concerned with protecting the U.S. from exotic, invasive species that could harm our food crops and natural ecosystems.

Booth: 314
Quality Certification Services (QCS)
Denise Aguero
PO Box 12311, Gainesville, FL  32604
Tel: 352-377-0133
Email: denise@qcsinfo.org
QCS offers worldwide certification in all areas of the organic supply chain.

Booth: 516
Red Hills Small Farm Alliance / RHO Market
Malini Ram
3546 Baum Rd., Tallahassee, FL  32309
Tel: 646-526-5631
Email: farmsmall@yahoo.com
Web: www.rhomarket.com
RHO Market is an online farmers market, powered by Local Food Marketplace.  This innovative market is run by the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance which works to promote sustainable small farm enterprises feeding the North Florida region.

Booth: 502
Marc Nichols
4200 Research Forest Dr, Suite 100, The Woodlands, TX  77381
Tel: 678-596-2113
Email: nichols@rhizogen.com
Web: www.rhizogen.com
Rhizogen® is the manufacturer of a complete line of fertilizer products designed to enhance plant growth and yield, as well as increase biodiversity in the soil.

Booth: 618
Simple Living Institute, Inc.
Tia Meer
16206 Hamilton Dr., Orlando, FL  32833
Tel: 321-228-4310
Email: info@simplelivinginstitute.org
Web: www.simplelivinginstitute.org
Simple Living Institute is a nonprofit focusing on education.  We host monthly Organic Growers Meeting at Leu Gardens, workshops and garden start-ups, and have published a Local Food Guide for Central Florida.

Booth: 321
Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida
Marice Hague
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Tel: 904-620-1071
Email: mhague@unf.edu
The Small Business Development Centers have assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit.

Booth: 319
Small Farms Academy
Randi Randell
7580 County Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.106
Email: rrandell@ufl.edu
Web: http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/
The Academy's educational programs are offered as an innovative approach combining state, local and private resources to provide intensive hands-on training to small farmers.

Booth: 508
Society of St. Andrew
Amanda Rich
PO Box 536842, Orlando, FL  32853
Tel: 407-650-1956
Email: FL-Gleaning@EndHunger.org
Web: www.EndHunger.org
SoSA (often known as the Gleaning Network) is a 501(c)3 non-profit hunger relief organization.  We work farmers and packers/shippers to salvage food left behind after harvest and rejected truck loads.  This food is then distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

Booth: 219
South Florida Beef-Forage Program
Courtney Davis
458 Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, FL  34972
Tel: 863-763-6469
Email: cbdavis@ufl.edu
Web: http://sfbfp.ifas.ufl.edu/
The South Florida Beef-Forage Program is composed of extension faculty representing in addition to research faculty and extension specialists to coordinate extension and research activities for enhanced forage and cattle and other livestock production in Central and South Florida.

SponsorBooth: 606
Southern Region SARE Program
Candace Pollock
1109 Experiment St, Stuckey Bldg Rm 203, Griffin, GA  30223
Tel: 770-412-4786
Email: cpollock@uga.edu
Web: 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.

Booth: 608
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Kelly Monaghan
PO Box 110310, Gainesville, FL  32611-0310
Tel: 352-273-3508
Email: kmon913@ufl.edu
SARE strives to make all agriculture within the state of Florida more sustainable economically, environmentally and socially. We connect researchers, extension agents, producers, and community organizations to research and implement the best practices available.

Booth 620
SweetPro Feeds
Jerry Shoop
PO Box 204, Balm, FL 33503
Tel: 813-310-7757
Email: jlshoop@netzero.com
SweetPro provides premium Livestock feed supplements and is a leader in this field for 20 years due to scientific research and a proprietary blend of ProBiotein.

Booth: 411
True Blue Plants
Christielynn Skinner
425 E. Sprice St, Tarpon Springs, FL  34689
Tel: 877-237-5268
Email: cskinner@trueblueplants.com
Founded in 1998, True Blue Plants is the southeast leading wholesale and retail blueberry nursery providing high-quality, southern high-bush blueberry plants to a diversified client base including large and small commercial growers, nurseries, retail outlets, and home gardeners.

Booth: 521
UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Lamar Moon
631 Wallace Building
Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1950 ext.226
Email: dlmoon@ufl.edu
Web: http://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 efficiency.

SponsorBooth: 309 / 311
UF/IFAS Presents Florida MarketMaker
Linda Landrum
7580 County Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.105
Email: LLandrum@ufl.edu
Web: http://fl.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/
UF/IFAS is a federal-state-county partnership with a strong commitment to Florida Agriculture by supporting the Florida MarketMaker program.

Booth: 404
UF/IFAS, IPM Florida
Norman Leppla
P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-3951
Email: ncleppla@ufl.edu
Web: http://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 (http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu)

Booth: 406
UF/IFAS, Plant Medicine Program
Kenneth Johnson
Bldg. 970, Rm 3216, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 615-881-6113
Email: kljohnson2@ufl.edu
Web: http://dpm.ifas.ufl.edu
The UF/IFAS, Plant Medicine Program: Trains Plant Doctors in the management of plant health problems of all kinds; Ensures greater production efficiency with a minimum of environmental impacts; Enhances food security and safety.

Booth: 301
UF/IFAS/Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, Apopka
Diane Mealo
2725 South Binion Road, Apopka, FL  32703
Tel: 407-884-2034 ext.129
Email: dwm@ufl.edu
Web: http://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, Business, and Pharmacy.

Booth: 401
United Irrigation Supply
Ed Johnson
1529 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia, FL  34266
Tel: 239-258-2870
Email: Ed.Johnson@unitedirrigation.net
United Irrigation is a full line provider of irrigation equipment: pumps, sprinklers, spray jets, drip tape, inline drip systems and poly hose and tubing.  We are farmers ourselves, and understand your needs.

Booth: 303
University of Florida
Tiffany Abbott
1200 N. Park Rd, Plant City, FL  33563
Tel: 813-757-2280
Email: tiffanyabbott@ufl.edu
Web: http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/pcc/index.shtml
UF and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provide 3 Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Education; Environmental Horticulture & Geomatics with Master and Doctorate degree in Plant City, FL.

Booth: 613
University of Florida, IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center
Jamie Yates
700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
Tel: 863-956-1151
Email: jdyates@crec.ifas.ufl.edu
Web: 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 citrus.

Booth: 511
Jim Ewing
2290 Lucien Way Suite 300, Maitland, FL  32751
Tel: 407-648-6013
Email: Jim_ewing@nass.usda.gov
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts hundreds of surveys each year and prepares reports covering virtually every facet of U.S. agriculture.

Booth: 322      
USDA, National Appeals Division
Tezra Woody
P.O. 1508 Cordova, TN 38088-1508
Tel: 1.800.552.5377
Email: Tezra.Woody@NAD.USDA.gov
Web: http://www.nad.usda.gov/

Booth: 420
Valencia College
Javier Garces
1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL  32811
Tel: 407-582-1820
Email: jgarces3@valenciacc.edu
Web: www.valenciacollege.edu
Valencia College offers an A.S. Degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology with a Horticulture Specialization or Landscape Specialization. Three different levels of Technical Certificates are also offered.

SponsorBooth: 601
Tim Carpenter
15000 US Hwy 441 S, Summerfield, FL  34491
Tel: 352-347-9888
Email: tim@vertigro.com
Web: 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.

Booth: 515
Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association, Inc.
J. R. Newbold
P.O. Box 968, Crescent City, DC  32112
Tel: 386-972-6393
Email: businessmanager@floridawildflowers.com
Web: www.floridawildflowers.com
Our marketing cooperative specializes in producing Florida ecotype wildflower seed and plant material. We also provide technical knowledge to a diverse client group - Landscape Architectural firms, restoration specialists, departments of transportation, municipalities and private home-owners.

Booth: 512
Winfield Solutions
Ashley Vetter
4094 Paul Buchman Hwy, Plant City, FL  33565
Tel: 813-752-1177
Email: avetter@landolakes.com
Web: www.winfieldsolutionsllc.com
With more than 80 locations across the United States, Winfield Solutions offers an industry leading portfolio of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, adjuvants, micro nutrients and fertilizers, all backed by service professionals to help you win the field.

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