Sunday, October 15
12:30pm – 4:30pm Pre-Conference Field Trips
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Pre-Conference Registration Open

4:30pm – 6:30pm Early Silent Auction Donation Check-In
Monday, October 16
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open
7:30am – 5:00pm Silent Auction Donation Check-In
7:30am – 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am – 10:00am Opening General Session
10:00am – 10:30am AM Break
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker
12:45pm – 1:00pm Move to next session
1:00pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm – 2:15pm Move to next session
2:15pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15pm – 3:45pm PM Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Networking Social
Tuesday, October 17
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am Silent Auction Opens
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast with Service Awards and County Photos
9:30am - 10:30am Keynote Speaker
10:30am – 11:00am AM Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch with Speaker (Industry Updates)
1:15pm – 1:30pm Move to next session
1:30pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm – 2:45pm Move to next session
2:45pm – 3:45pm General Session
3:45pm – 5:45pm Plant ID & Judging Contest
4:45pm – 5:15pm PM Break; last call for silent auction bids
5:15pm Silent Auction Closes
5:45pm – 6:45pm Silent Auction Checkout
Wednesday, October 18
8:00am – 11:00am Registration Open
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast with Keynote Speaker
9:30am – 10:30am Awards of Excellence Ceremony
10:30am – 11:30am Closing Keynote Speaker
11:30am – 12:00pm Evaluations

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.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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