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October 27-30, 2020


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Pre-Short Course Session

New Dates!

October 27-30, 2020


Course Locations

Please Note: There has been a location change for Hillsborough County. The new location will be the J.R. Trinkle Center.

Due to increasing concerns, restrictions, and local executive orders associated with COVID-19, the Coral Springs Marriott is unable to commit to hosting the Short Course in October. As a result, there will be no on-site presence; instead, the entire Short Course will be presented virtually and transmitted to Extension offices throughout Florida, where attendees will be hosted by an Extension agent. We are still lining up host sites, but already have commitments from several. You will be assigned to the host site closest to you to reduce the need for travel and you will be notified of your host location by Friday, October 16, 2020. Presentations will be pre-recorded and streamed at the scheduled time, and speakers will participate in a live Q&A session.

The location sites are as follows:

Brevard County Extension Office

Address: 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926
Host: Bonnie Wells

Charlotte County Extension Office

Address: 1120 O’Donnell Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Host: Holly Bates

Clay County Extension Office

Address: 2463 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Host: Cassidy Dossin

Collier County Extension Office

Address: 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120
Host: Michael Sipos

Duval County Extension Office

Address: 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254
Host: Chris Kerr

Flagler County Extension Office

Address: 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, FL 32110
Host: Wendy Mussoline

Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center

Address: 3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
Host: Kim Moore

Hardee County Extension Office

Address: 507 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, FL 33873
Host: Ajia Paolillo & Jonael Bosques

Hendry County Extension Office

Address: 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935
Host: Craig Frey

Hillsborough County Extension Office - New Location!

Address: J.R. Trinkle Center, 1206 North Park Road, Plant City, FL 33563
Host: Susan Haddock

Indian River Research & Education Center

Address: 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945-3138
Hosts: Carey Minteer & Ken Gioeli

Manatee County Extension Office

Address: 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Host: Michelle Atkinson

Marion County Extension Office

Address: 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34470
Host: Maxine Hunter

Okaloosa County Extension Office

Address: 3098 Airport Rd., Crestview, FL 32539
Host: Sheila Dunning

Palm Beach County Extension Office

Address: 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Host: Frank Dowdle

Santa Rosa County Extension

Address: 6263 Dogwood Dr., Milton, FL 32570
Host: Matt Lollar & Chris Verlinde

Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Address: 2685 State Road 29 N, Immokalee, FL, 34142
Host: Gene McAvoy

Taylor County Extension Office

Address: 203 Forest Park Dr., Perry, FL, 32348-6340
Host: Victor Blanco

We will be adding additional host sites and will update this page as we have confirmation of new sites. You will be notified of your location assignment no later than October 16th.

If you have any questions regarding your location assignment, contact Dr. Lyn Gettys: lgettys@ufl.edu. If you have any questions regarding your Short Course registration, contact Kim Brand: kimmer72@ufl.edu.

UF/IFAS Extension

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.


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