October 20-23, 2019

Embassy Suites
Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, Florida

Agenda with Presentations

Online Program Book

Sponsor Recognition

Centerpiece Competition

This year’s conference features an exciting new element: a county centerpiece competition! All counties are invited to participate. Please review the following requirements:

  • Centerpieces must be 12-14 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide
  • Limit two entries per county
  • Notify us ahead of time if you are participating. Email Kristin at kzupancic@ufl.edu
  • Centerpieces must be dropped off to the conference registration desk by 6pm Sunday, October 20th
  • Be sure to label your centerpiece somewhere with your county
  • You will be assigned a number and your centerpiece will be placed on a table in our General Session room
  • Voting will be done by number on a slip of paper and envelope provided by the conference
  • Votes must be turned in by 4pm on Tuesday, October 22nd
  • The winner will be announced during the Wednesday morning session
  • The winning county will receive a prize
We look forward to your participation and creativity!

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.


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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