gettin' Groovy with Gardening

October 20-23, 2024

Kissimmee, Florida


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Registration is Now Open!
Join us in-person for 18 unique breakout sessions, numerous nationally known keynote speakers, four exciting groovy workshops, two optional far out tours, and a whole lot more!

Reminder to Book Your Hotel Accomodations
A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $139/night (plus tax, currently 13.5%) for single or double occupancy.

Save the Date!
The 2024 Florida Master Gardner Volunteer Conference will be held October 20-23, 2024. Make your plans to join us!

Conference Overview

Welcome to the 39th Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Advanced Training Conference!

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer program continues to engage with our Florida residents and provide the most trusted horticulture information and education that we can deliver. We will gather at the 39th Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Advanced Training Conference in person and virtually to bring the horticulture volunteers of UF/IFAS the most up-to-date, relevant, and interesting information that will help them make a difference.

Wendy Wilber

Wendy Wilber

State Master Gardener Coordinator
UF/IFAS Extension
Gainesville, FL

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12:30pm - 4:30pm Optional Far Out Tours
4:30pm - 6:30pm Pre-Conference Registration Open and Early Silent Auction Donation Check-In
7:00am - 4:30pm Registration Open & Silent Auction Donation Check-In
8:00am - 9:30am Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker
9:30am - 10:30am Concurrent Sessions (1-3)
10:30am - 10:45am Refreshment Break - UF/IFAS Bookstore Opens
10:45am - 11:45am Concurrent Sessions (4-6)
11:45am - 12:50pm Lunch and Presentation of Service Awards
1:00pm - 2:00pm Concurrent Sessions (7-9)
2:10pm - 3:10pm Concurrent Sessions (10-12)
3:10pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break - Silent Auction Opens
3:30pm - 4:30pm General Session and Keynote Speaker
4:30pm - 6:00pm Welcome Reception and FFL Awards Sponsored by the Florida Friendly Landscaping Program
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration and UF/IFAS Bookstore Open
7:00am - 4:30pm Silent Auction Open
7:30am – 8:30am County Photos
8:35am - 9:45am General Session and Keynote Speaker
9:45am - 10:15am Refreshment Break
10:15am - 11:15am Concurrent Sessions (13-15)
11:30am - 1:15pm Lunch & Industry Updates -and- Awards of Excellence Presentations
1:30pm - 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions (16-18)
2:30pm - 3:00pm Refreshment Break - Last call for silent auction bids
3:00pm - 4:00pm Groovy Workshops
4:00pm - 5:30pm Silent Auction Checkout
4:00pm - 6:00pm 4-H Plant ID & Judging Contest
8:00am - 11:00am Registration and UF/IFAS Bookstore Open
8:35am - 11:00am Closing General Session and Keynote Speakers
11:15am - 11:30am Closing Remarks & Conference Concludes

Get in Touch

Contact the conference organizers for any additional questions you may have.

Should Acts of God or natural or public health emergencies prevent this event from being held in-person, sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.