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Call for Abstracts for Educational Posters
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012 extended to 5:00pm, Wednesday, June 13th

IFAS or FAMU State or County Faculty with an Extension appointment working on or interested in topics related to Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster for the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference.

Purpose: The purpose of the posters will be to deliver research based information to small farms and alternative enterprise clientele using a poster format. Posters will be a valuable addition to the educational program sessions, and a fantastic opportunity to increase the visibility of IFAS programs to a diverse and enthusiastic clientele.

Posters selected from abstract submissions will be displayed 5:30pm-7:30pm Friday, July 27 during the Exhibit Preview and Opening Reception and during the conference 7:00am-4:30pm Saturday, July 28. Posters will not be on display Sunday. The posters will be located in the pre-conference area. This is a high traffic area and will give participants ample opportunity to view your poster.

The poster titles and authors will be published in the conference onsite program. The abstracts will be shared via the conference website. A pdf of the poster will also be posted on the website post-conference. Use these opportunities to communicate details of your work and submit your abstract today in order to take part in this educational exchange.

While poster presenters are not required to be available at their posters, they are required to register and participate in the conference. The early reduced registration ends July 9, 2012.

If you wish to present a poster, please submit an abstract for review by 5:00pm, June 1, 2012.

The following topics are provided as a guide and we welcome submissions on additional topics you think would be beneficial to small farms of Florida.

Refer to the following Preparation and Submission Instructions and the Sample Format of an Abstract for instructions on preparing and submitting an abstract. If you wish to present a poster, please submit an abstract for review by 5:00pm, June 13, 2012.

For questions about abstract content, contact:
Committee Chair, Dan Fenneman
Madison County Extension Office
Tel: 850-973-4138, Email: dfenneman@ufl.edu

ABSTRACT PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website if the submission is made by the deadline (June 1). Poster titles and authors will be printed in the onsite program. Follow the below guidelines for abstract preparation prior to summiting. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Committee Chair, Dan Fenneman, Madison County Extension Office, dfenneman@ufl.edu

Please submit an abstract for review by 5:00pm, June 13, 2012. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Committee Chair, Dan Fenneman, Madison County Extension Office, dfenneman@ufl.edu

Upon acceptance, you will be asked to register for the conference by July 9 and submit a pdf of the poster to include on the website post-conference by August 1.

SAMPLE FORMAT OF AN ABSTRACT

Affordable Techniques for Farming on 200 Acres or Less

Terry R. Farmer1, J. Mark Genesis1 and S. Forest2
1Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
2Department of Soil Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, England

This is a sample of the body of the abstract. The abstract will be read by hundreds of people. The abstract should be as informative as possible and cover six key areas: Purpose; Scope, Methods used; Results; Conclusions, and Recommendations.

Limit your abstract to ½ a page with 1-inch margins – top, bottom, and sides. Font should be San Serif and preferably Arial at 10 points, NOT smaller. One ½ page is approximately 250 words, contingent on the number of authors, affiliations, and paragraph breaks. Abstracts should be submitted as either a Microsoft Word or a Rich Text Format file. Do NOT submit as a PDF.  If you have questions about the abstract format or content, contact Dan Fenneman by phone at 850-973-4138 or email at dfenneman@ufl.edu. Prior to sending your abstract, be certain to proof one last time. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to register for the conference (by July 9) and submit a pdf of the poster to include on the website post-conference (by August 1). Thank you! We are looking forward to your abstract submission and later poster.

Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Soil & Water Science Department, University of Florida, PO Box 000, Gainesville, FL  11111, USA; Phone: 000-555-5555; Fax: 000-555-5000; Email: sscientist@emailaddress.net

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