October 20-23, 2019

Embassy Suites
Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, Florida

Agenda with Presentations

Online Program Book

Sponsor Recognition

Registration Information

We are delighted you wish to register for this event. Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you onsite and look forward to your participation.
Registration Fees Early Bird
(by 9/25/19)
Regular and Onsite
(after 9/25/19)
Full Conference Registration
(staying at host hotel -or- reside in Osceola, Orange or Seminole County)
$255 $295
Full Conference Registration
(not staying at host hotel)*
$355 $395
One Day Registration
(Monday, 10/21 -or- Tuesday, 10/22)
$150 $195
One Day Registration
(Wednesday, 10/23)
$60 $85
Guest Registration $95 $125
*Facility Usage Fee

The guest room block and group room rate that have been negotiated with the host hotel include costs incurred to provide the large quantity of meeting space required for this conference. If a sufficient number of guest rooms are not occupied by conference attendees throughout the meeting, organizers will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay at the host hotel. Participants not lodging at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South during the conference will be charged a $100 Facility Usage Fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. If your residential address is located in Osceola, Orange or Seminole County, you are exempt from the Facility Usage Fee for this conference. [More about the Facility Usage Fee…]

What does the registration fee include?

Full Conference Registration

The registration fee provides full participation in 2.5 days of educational programming, a program book including speaker information, Monday Service Awards Lunch and Evening Welcome Social, Tuesday Awards of Excellence Lunch, and daily refreshment breaks.

One Day Registration

Provides full participation in all conference functions for that day only.

Guest Registration

Provides guests 10 years of age or older participation in the Monday Service Awards Lunch, Monday Evening Welcome Social and Tuesday Awards of Excellence Lunch. Please note that guests are not permitted to attend the daily educational sessions or refreshment breaks.

Refund Policy

Requests for registration refunds will be honored if notice of cancellation is received by the University of Florida IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes on or before Friday, October 4, 2019. Please contact conference registrar, Kimberly Brand, at kimmer72@ufl.edu or 352-392-5930 if you wish to cancel your registration. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from each Full Conference registration refund, and a $25 processing fee will be deducted from each One Day and Guest registration refund. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Friday, October 4th.

Special Needs (ADA)

Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting Ms. Kimberly Brand, Registrar at the Office of Conferences & Institutes, at least 30 days prior to the conference. She can be reached by email at kimmer72@ufl.edu, by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by FAX at 1-352-392-4044, or by calling 711 TTY/TDD.

We are delighted you wish to register for this event. Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you onsite and look forward to your participation.

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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