What is OCI?

OCI is a full service planning department.

We specialize in organizing conferences related to agriculture, natural resources and the environment in support of the IFAS mission. We plan every aspect of a conference from start to finish, freeing up your valuable time to focus on program content. With our volume buying power, negotiating skills, industry relationships and collective expertise, groups save thousands of dollars with OCI in their corner.

What do we stand for?

  • Going the extra mile
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Experience and sharing the lessons we've learned with our clients
  • Planning well in advance to avoid the stress of crisis management
  • Clarity and effective communication
  • A record of unsurmounted client satisfaction and superior customer service

At OCI, we take pride in the meetings and conferences we plan, aiming for each one to generate long-lasting and positive impacts for its attendees, the larger professional community and beyond.


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What is UF/IFAS?

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.



  • Phone:
    (352) 392-5930
  • Email:
    conf@ifas.ufl.edu
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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