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Weather & Climate Decision Tools for Farmers, Ranchers & Land Managers

December 5-7, 2016  |  University of Florida Campus  |  Gainesville, FL


Call for Abstracts

The Online Abstract Submission Form has Closed

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral, poster or exhibit presentation for the conference. In addition to being presented at the conference, accepted abstracts will be printed in the program.

Program Topics

The conference will address primarily climate challenges faced by the agricultural industry in the Eastern USA. Reference the program agenda for identified topics and presentation times. However, submitters should not feel limited to these specified areas. We would like to also to capture any emerging topics and new ideas that would assist with development of decision support tools to help land managers in the Eastern USA reduced risks associated with climate variability.

Presentation Types and Selection

Due to program constraints, a limited number of Oral and Exhibit presentations may be accepted. Many volunteer submissions will be accepted as poster presentations.


Notification of Presentation Status and Format

Submitters will be notified by October 24, 2016 of their acceptance status, their designated presentation format and applicable registration instructions.

Registration Required to Participate

All contributing speakers, poster presenters, and exhibit presenters will be required to register to present and participate in the conference. Click here for Registration Information.

Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions

The abstract submission process consists of completing THREE consecutive steps:

Step 1.  CLICK HERE to view abstract instructions and use the abstract template with formatting applied (MS Word)

Step 2. Submit presenter profile information and upload abstract file via the online form.

  • Abstracts should only be submitted as a Microsoft Word file
  • Files must be named with only letters or numbers, or combinations thereof. Symbols (dashes, etc.) and commas will not properly transmit.
    EXAMPLES: INCORRECT: Smith_J, V-2.doc | CORRECT: SmithJ2.doc
    (We recommend using your name so that files can be easily traced.)

Step 3. Save abstract submission confirmation email for your files.

After you have successfully completed the abstract submission process steps, a confirmation is auto generated and sent from Kimberly Brand to your email address. Keep this confirmation for your records. If you do not receive an email confirmation, the submission did not go through.
NOTE: If you don’t receive the email, please check your JUNK FOLDER for an email from Kimberly Brand, as sometimes servers will re-direct confirmation emails to this folder.

Contact the program organizers to verify the status of your abstract and for questions.



Presentation Information and Instructions

The Online Abstract Submission Form has Closed

Important Deadlines

Call for Abstracts


November 4, 2016 or rooms fill
(Rooms may fill before discount deadline)


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