Prior Events


ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools, for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.

December 3-6, 2018

December 5-9, 2016

December 8-12, 2014

December 10-14, 2012

December 6-9, 2010

December 8-11, 2008

America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) is a collaboration that seeks solutions for meeting the multiple demands placed on the vast and complex Mississippi watershed system by integrating issues, partners and ideas at the full watershed scale. AWI seeks to build and implement a vision based on collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes in contrast to single purpose advocacy.

September 30 - October 2, 2014

The Florida ecosystem faces many of the global challenges affecting aquatic ecosystems worldwide, such as population growth, rising temperatures, ocean acidification, chemical contamination of surface waters and more. Furthermore, significant disease epizootics in freshwater habitats, including ranavirus infections in amphibians, have been increasingly documented. This joint Ranavirus – Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference provided a forum for Marine Mammal and Ranavirus experts to address the complexity of global aquatic ecosystem health in a broad perspective.

May 30 - June 4, 2015 (Joint Conference)

The UF/IFAS Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration Mini-Course is a half-day course designed to serve in-the-field practitioners and businesses that perform restoration projects or are interested in entering the market. The Mini-Course is ideal for local, state, and federal employees, scientists, aquatic plant nurseries and growers, consultants, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in aquatic and wetland habitat restoration and enhancement.

May 8, 2014

For many years, the University of Florida has offered training and continuing education for Florida's Applicators through the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course. The Short Course features leading experts in Aquatic and Upland vegetation management, and is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update.

May 6-9, 2019

May 7-10, 2018

May 8-11, 2017

May 2-5, 2016

May 4-7, 2015

May 5-8, 2014

May 6-9, 2013

May 7-10, 2012

May 3-5, 2011

May 3-6, 2010


The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer, in Florida and beyond. The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry, beef production issues, urban growth, global competition, changing consumer demands, and economic and environmental sustainability.

May 13-15, 2015

May 7-9, 2014

May 8-10, 2013

May 2-4, 2012

May 4-6, 2011

May 5-7, 2010

The objectives of this workshop are multifaceted. First and foremost is to maintain the established global forum for sharing information and progress on research and management of Bemisia spp. and the viruses they transmit. The workshop will provide a framework to promote teamwork between private and public sector scientists in conducting research and in technology development so as to maximize synergy and minimize duplication of effort.

December 3-6, 2006

The objective of this international symposium is to provide a framework for scientists to share technical information on various topics related to biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and other contaminants, as related soil, water, and air quality in freshwater and estuarine wetlands.

April 23-26, 2018

March 20-23, 2005

July 11-15, 1999

June 1994

This conference is comprised of an international group of scientists interested in using integrated systems approaches to study agricultural and natural systems. This includes topics as diverse as basic physiological and biological systems, ecosystem simulations of field-level flows of water, carbon, energy, and nutrients, and region-level analysis of the impacts of climatic variability and climate change. In all this, there is a strong focus on the study and dynamic simulation of climatic and biotic stresses on crop performance.

March 8-10, 2004

Florida's economic well-being is linked to its freshwater, coastal, and marine resources. Local and state governments face the difficult challenge of sustaining economic viability while maintaining the environmental integrity of their waterways. This challenge is driven by factors that include rapid population growth and an increase in recreational boating and other water-related activity. During the conference, experts will present innovative technologies and methods designed to address boating and waterways management issues faced by local and state government.

November 1-3, 2006

The purpose of this conference is to bring together conservation and development experiences from Africa and Latin America to discuss and compare emerging trends, and stories of success and failure. These exchanges will not only facilitate mutual learning among the participants, but also serve as a foundation to strengthen collaboration between the regions, and the definition of long-lasting solutions to advance conservation and economic development in its multiple dimensions.

January 28-30, 2010


Because of the complex interplay between agricultural and natural resource vulnerabilities, risks, and opportunities, solutions will depend on integrated research, teaching, and extension programs, with decision-makers and other stakeholders included as partners in these programs. We will need new educational curricula, new research programs, and new communications tools to provide information that decision makers can use to manage risks and benefit from new opportunities.

May 24-27, 2011

June 10-13, 2008

Across the continent, centuries of unsustainable activities have damaged the aquatic, marine, and terrestrial environments that underpin our economies and societies and give rise to a diversity of wildlife and plants. This conference supports SER and NCER efforts to reverse environmental degradation by renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats for the benefit of humans and nature.

July 28 - August 1, 2014

The purpose of this conference is to bring together those involved in cucurbits so we can share information on all aspects of cucurbit research, development and production. We invite you to join us for this in-depth conference on exploring the ever-changing face of cucurbit research and development.

December 8-12, 2002


Diseases of Warmwater Fish is a graduate level course in fish disease diagnostics and fish health management that has been taught at the University of Florida since 1988. The class is designed to provide instruction in the methodology of diagnosis, treatment and management of parasitic, bacterial, viral, nutritional, and environmental diseases of warm water food fish and aquarium species.

July 27-31, 2015

July 30-August 10, 2012

June 6-18, 2010

June 2-13, 2008

June 5-16, 2006

June 7-18, 2004


The purpose of EMECS9 is to improve our ability to manage coastal seas in all their ecological, economic, and cultural dimensions. The conference will work to cross barriers of discipline and culture by bringing together experts and stakeholders from different backgrounds to share information, insights, and lessons learned.

August 28-31, 2011

This summit is designed for medical and veterinary health care professionals and other scientists with an interest in emerging zoonotic diseases, disease prevention and preparedness issues.

August 23, 2005


The conference objective is to increase our understanding of the connectivity and ecological dynamics and relationships among south Florida estuarine and coastal ecosystems. These systems include Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, Whitewater Bay, the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and other adjacent coastal systems. The conference will consider the influence of watershed management with a focus on restoration. Recent model development, applications and improved definition of restoration targets will be highlighted as well.

December 8-11, 2008

December 11-14, 2005

April 13-18, 2003

The mission of the Florida Dairy Production Conference is to create a program which brings together the newest research, innovations, recommendations and ideas for improving the sustainability and profitability of the Florida dairy industry. The presented information provides practical take-home messages for dairy farmers and highlights emerging trends in the primary dairy industry. The conference strives to provide a friendly learning and sharing atmosphere with networking opportunities for our target audience of dairy owners and employees, allied dairy industry professionals, students and dairy educators.

September 14, 2005

The purpose of this conference is to address issues bearing on the health and well being of the four principal species of wild marine mammals found in Florida waters: manatees, bottlenose dolphins, pygmy sperm whales and Northern right whales, as well as captive marine mammals at theme parks, aquariums, and zoos. This conference will provide a forum for people working on issues affecting these and other marine mammal species, and provide an opportunity to review their current health status, discuss future directions of investigation, and determine actions likely to produce benefits to their health and survival.

March 28-30, 2018

May 30 - June 4, 2015

April 24-27, 2012

April 22-25, 2008

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.

October 20-23, 2019

October 15-18, 2017

October 18-21, 2015

October 20-23, 2013

October 1-3, 2012

October 24-26, 2011

October 25-27, 2010

November 2-4, 2009

October 20-22, 2008

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. This mission is accomplished in part by FMNP Instructors, who teach students in the program about Florida's environment using science-based information and interpretive techniques that prepare students to share their knowledge with others.

March 28-30, 2014

This Symposium is designed for people who want to acquire current knowledge of diet formulation and nutritional management of dairy and beef cattle to improve efficiency of nutrient utilization, and animal production, health, and reproduction. Nutritionists, extension specialists, veterinarians, researchers, producers, and allied industry representatives will find the information in this symposium extremely valuable.

January 29-30, 2008

The purpose of the annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is to provide farmers with up-to-date, research-based, in-depth educational information. The conference aims to facilitate solutions-based collaboration by encouraging networking and an open dialog among members of Florida’s small farms community.

August 1-2, 2014

August 2-4, 2013

July 27-29, 2012

July 15-17, 2011


GEER provides a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments about everglades ecosystem restoration. Its goal is to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.

April 22-25, 2019

April 17-20, 2017

April 21-23, 2015

July 12-16, 2010

July 28 - August 1, 2008

June 5-9, 2006

April 13-18, 2003

December 11-15, 2000

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for participants who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience.

June 28-29, 2017

April 29-30, 2015

April 29-30, 2014

April 29-30, 2013


For many years, specialists at the University of Florida, Department of Animal Sciences have offered industry-specific food safety training courses to participants from Florida, the U.S. and internationally. As regulations against food borne illness get tougher, the food industry must incorporate control measures into their processes and train their workers in hygiene and food safety practices.

May 14-15, 2013

For many years, specialists at the University of Florida, Department of Animal Sciences have offered industry-specific food safety training courses to participants from Florida, the U.S. and internationally. As regulations against food borne illness get tougher, the food industry must incorporate control measures into their processes and train their workers in hygiene and food safety practices.





During this conference participants can expect to have a socially and technically stimulating experience that brings attendees up-to-date on the latest issues related to Groundwater Quality, including new approaches for measuring, modeling, and managing water quality. This conference is an opportunity to form new collaborative relationships and to renew existing ones, and to develop new ideas and directions for future work.

April 21-26, 2013

Learn about the current status and future vision of forest genetics research, share scientific information, and synthesize multi-disciplinary information for a better understanding of the role of genetics in productivity improvements. Participate in discussions aimed at outlining ways to accelerate clonal forestry and new models for funding and valuing genetic research.

June 26-29, 2006

The demand for new ornamental crops in the plant market continues to soar and independent breeders are a key source for these introductions. Revenue potentials are indeed great. However, patenting information and quality marketing connections are not readily available, and difficulties arise when attempting to tap into this lucrative business.

November 17-19, 2006

This conference focuses on key issues facing our industry, and spans the topics of global juice and beverage technology to the marketing of new and innovative products. Please join us for discussions on the impact of new regulations, particularly FSMA, on our industry, advances in quality and consumer testing, technology in the processing plants, and interesting new research and consumer insights regarding the beverage category.

September 10-13, 2019

September 18-21, 2018

September 12-15, 2017

September 20-23, 2016

September 15-18, 2015

September 16-19, 2014

September 17-20, 2013

September 18-21, 2012

September 13-16, 2011

September 14-17, 2010

September 15-18, 2009

September 16-19, 2008

September 18-21, 2007

In recent years, interest in the biology, behavior, systematics and conservation of fireflies as well as a focus on ecotourism has increased dramatically around the world. As the most commonly encountered and widely recognized bioluminescent organism worldwide, fireflies serve as the model system for the study of bioluminescence. The ecological, behavioral and morphological variation found in fireflies varies widely and is documented and evaluated by a diverse, international community.

August 11-15, 2014

The International Forage & Turfgrass Breeding Conference (IFTBC) is a joint meeting of the Molecular Breeding of Forages and Turf Conference (MBFT) and the International Symposium of Forage Breeding (ISFB). Participants experience the transition in species composition from cool to warm season in North and Central Florida. Participants will also enjoy Florida’s delightful weather at this time of year. The IFTBC believes forage and turfgrass improvement research is on the precipice of revolutionary developments and this conference offers a unique opportunity for worldwide showcase and collaboration.

March 24-27, 2019

In recent years, interest and demand for peppers has increased dramatically worldwide and peppers are no longer considered a minor crop in the global market. The International Pepper Conference has attracted prominent scientists, researchers, breeders, horticulturists, pathologists, entomologists, geneticists, physiologists, virologists, extension agents, seed and chemical company representatives, major processors, growers, and chile aficionados from around the world and is now recognized as the premier venue for the dissemination and exchange of information on Capsicum.

November 4-6, 2018

November 4-6, 2012

November 14-16, 2004

The workshop is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge concerning the scallop species of the world, particularly those of commercial importance. Pectinids have a worldwide economic and ecological importance as evidenced by the more than 125 participants from 25 countries who attend the workshops.

April 23-29, 2003

Methodological advances have been considerable, the range of species being included in sclerochronological research has expanded, and the applications are more diverse than ever. However, sclerochronology is a multi-disciplinary pursuit, and because of that the lines of communication among the diversity of researchers in this field are not well-established. Anyone interested in and working on the formation and interpretation of growth increments in accretionary hard parts of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms should attend this conference.

July 17-21, 2007

The main goals of the ISBM Congress are to emphasize the importance of traditional morphometric techniques in the field of bone research and to make attendees aware of new technologies that result in refinements and advances in bone morphometric analyses.

September 23-26, 2019

October 16-19, 2012

This symposium provides attendees from around the world with an opportunity to share their research results, identify information gaps, and discuss if deep-sea corals need special protection and if so, the statutory means available to do so. Being international and interinstitutional in nature, this symposium also allows scientists to develop collaborative partnerships for future projects.

November 28 - December 2, 2005

This symposium welcomes scientists, growers, harvesters, handlers, processors and others interested in the practices and concerns of mechanical harvesting of fruits and nut crops. The speakers are active in academia and industry representing an array of the various fruit and nut crops. The mechanically harvested crops discussed will include olives, cherries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, citrus, coffee, nuts and others.

April 2 - April 4, 2012

This exclusive training program will teach students the basic concepts of the object-oriented paradigm using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Students will be introduced to concepts such as abstraction, polymorphism and encapsulation, and will learn how to use these concepts in object-oriented software development.

March 2 & 3, 2005

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for presentation and exchange of new information with respect to biotechnology of fruit crops and tropical and subtropical horticultural plant species.

October 10-14, 2005

The objective of this symposium is to gather and disseminate international expertise in the area of protected culture. The program targets worldwide concerns of production, non-chemical pest management, and global competition.

March 23-27, 2004

Widespread die-offs have sparked a diversity of research programs addressing the ecology and evolution of ranavirus-host interactions, potential reservoirs and transmission dynamics, molecular techniques for identifying and characterizing ranaviruses, immunological and histopathological responses to infection, hypothesized causes for emergence, and potential conservation strategies to control emergence.

May 30 - June 1, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA | 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA | 2011

This event is open to all involved in the Vaccinium research, teaching, and extension community, as well as producers and marketers involved in the industry. The goal is to promote international cooperation and dissemination of the latest information regarding Vaccinium species.

April 10-14, 2016

The INTECOL International Wetlands Conference provides an opportunity to review and collaborate on advances in wetland science in ecological, physical, biogeochemical and social sciences pertinent to wetland management and policy. The conference is a forum to discuss threats, challenges and integrated solutions for sustainable restoration and management of wetlands in our changing world.

June 3-8, 2012

The overall goal of the workshop is to provide a venue to bring leading whitefly researchers together to develop a concerted effort to advance whitefly genomics research. The meeting is structured to provide speakers representing successful genomics programs to provide insight into “what works and what doesn’t”.

December 7-8, 2006

The SPDN Invasive Arthropod Workshop provides Land Grant University, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USDA-Forest Service, and State Departments of Agriculture the opportunity to discuss communication protocols and invasive arthropod issues relevant to the southern U.S. This workshop also allows participants to have intensive, hands-on identification training for several pest taxa of concern.

May 7-9, 2007

The goal of the these Working Groups is to promote direct contact between vegetable and legume virus research workers throughout the world.

April 10-14, 2005


The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for physical, biological, and social scientists to share their knowledge and research results concerning restoration of the Greater Everglades and Florida Bay Ecosystem. The objectives are to define specific restoration goals, determine the best approaches to meet these goals, and provide benchmarks that can be used to measure the success of restoration efforts over time.

April 13-18, 2003


Laurel wilt is one of the most damaging invasive exotic tree diseases to affect forests in North America. Current estimates show that hundreds of millions of trees have died, with multiple significant radiating effects on ecosystem structure and function, endangered species and cultural impacts. The disease continues to expand into new areas affecting diverse resources (sassafras in Louisiana and the swamp bay tree islands of the Everglades, for example). A concerted effort between the research community, agencies, and land and natural resource managers is needed to address this rapidly expanding threat.

June 16-18, 2015

The Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem is organized around several themes including monitoring the Florida Keys marine ecosystem, ecological restoration, connectivity, and climate change. There ia also a special session on the topic of trophic cascades – the ecological consequences of removing predators from ecosystems. This session includes comparisons of some well-studied marine ecosystems including the Florida Keys and a panel discussion. In addition to oral presentations, the conference and workshop highlights poster presentations and opportunities for more in-depth discussions among participants.

June 16-18, 2015


MMM is a series of international conferences focused on understanding, conservation, and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems worldwide. These meetings were initiated in 2000 to raise awareness about the plight of mangroves, which remains one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. The MMM conferences are convened by mangrove scientists at 4-6 year intervals in locations around the world where mangroves form a major component of the coastal landscape.

July 18-22, 2016 (MMM4)

The purpose of this conference is to address issues bearing on the health and well being of the four principal species of wild marine mammals found in Florida waters: manatees, bottlenose dolphins, pygmy sperm whales and Northern right whales, as well as captive marine mammals at theme parks, aquariums, and zoos. This conference will provide a forum for people working on issues affecting these and other marine mammal species, and provide an opportunity to review their current health status, discuss future directions of investigation, and determine actions likely to produce benefits to their health and survival.

March 28-30, 2018

May 30 - June 4, 2015

April 24-27, 2012

April 22-25, 2008

The main objectives of this workshop were as follows: 1) to address methods and procedures that can be used to create gene-based models; and 2) to promote collaboration between crop modelers and plant geneticists and breeders. Individuals involved in these fields have the common objective of predicting phenotypes of crops, but using different approaches. We drew from our experiences in a project aiming to construct a gene-based model.

July 19-25, 2015


The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference features engaging, interactive workshops that show educators how to incorporate real-life agricultural applications into their language arts, math, nutrition, science and social studies lessons. Tours of a tropical fruit packing house, tropical plant nurseries, and other stops will show everyone unique agricultural operations in South Florida. Professional development points are available for attendees.

June 22-25, 2011

NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment.

August 26 - 30, 2018

April 18 - 22, 2016

July 29 - August 2, 2013

August 1-5, 2011

July 20-24, 2009

April 23-27, 2007

December 6-10, 2004

NETC (National Extension Technology Conference) is an annual event, not a formal organization. It is usually held in May or June at a Land-Grant Institution whose employees volunteer to host it. In some ways, NETC is a virtual organization of people interested in the use and application of information technology in the Cooperative Extension System.

June 6-9, 2016

May 8-11, 2006

The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is a nationally distributed system of plant diagnostic laboratories at land grant universities, plant industries, and state departments of agriculture (Fig. 1) (Cardwell and Hoffman, 2008; Stack, 2010; Stack and Baldwin, 2008). Over 100 NPDN laboratories within five regional networks execute diagnostics locally and upload diagnostic data records into the NPDN National Data Repository at Purdue University. NPDN facilitates early detection of plant pests and disease through operational laboratory services that reach almost every county in the U.S. Additionally, NPDN provides laboratory triage and surge support to regulatory and extension programs during plant disease outbreaks and arthropod pest infestations. NPDN has an established partnership with plant industries, extension and among federal, state, and local plant protection agencies (Stack et al., 2014).

March 8-12, 2016

The National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium is the crown jewel of the National Working Waterfront Network. People from across the United States attend the symposium to connect with one another and showcase (and initiate) innovative solutions to their waterfront issues. The ultimate goal of the symposium, and the Network, is to increase the capacity of saltwater- and freshwater-based coastal communities and for stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.

November 16-19, 2015

NAAFE is an international group of industry, government and academic practitioners of fisheries economics. The purposes of NAAFE are to facilitate communication among North American fisheries and aquaculture economists in industry, academia, government and other areas, to promote dialogue between economists and others interested in fisheries and aquaculture, and to advance fisheries and aquaculture economics and its useful applications.

May 21-24, 2013

The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) is a professional society that focuses on promotion and recognition of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level in North America. Members of NACTA are from two-year and four-year colleges, public and private, and have a common bond of teaching agriculture, natural resources and environment, life sciences and related subjects.

June 21-23, 2004

This Symposium provides a forum for synthesis and interpretation of current status on the role of wetlands to improve water quality in agricultural catchments. It recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, the diversity of researchers from scientific and engineering disciplines, need to synthesize research information on current understanding of wetlands, need to transfer basic research information to managers involved in solving applied problems and to identify future directions for design and management of treatment wetlands.

May 24-26, 2004


This conference focuses on Frontiers in Pedometrics highlighting trends and cross-discipline pedometrical applications. The conference is designed to bring together leading international scientists involved in pedometrics and those who have interest to improve our understanding of soil-landscapes.

September 12-14, 2005

The pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM), Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), is an exotic pest species that invaded Hawaii in 1983, California in 1999 and Florida in 2002. Worldwide, PHM has been recorded from over 300 host plant species, including citrus, ornamentals, and vegetables.Several individuals from the USDA-APHIS, the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), the Regional IPM Centers, and Land Grant University representatives nationwide are working together to develop a national plan for education and response to this pest. The diagnostician level training provided by this workshop is a component of this plan.

June 23-24, 2005

This workshop will include specialists who would provide sound information on some of the most recent invasive pests and on potential invaders in order to provide researchers, regulatory personnel and growers with the necessary tools to address these potential threats.

October 11-14, 2010


This program benefits those who need CEUs for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas licenses (Approved for up to 12 CEUs), conduct weed control for various aquatic sources, are employed by a public agency or private company which is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas, or are involved with any other application that uses pesticides for aquatic weed control.

October 16-18, 2007


Join us for research seminars, extension workshops, departmental happenings, organization meetings, and other events. For more information on these events, please scroll to the appropriate link displayed in the agenda.

June 2-3, 2010

The conference is designed to bring together scientists, engineers, water resource managers, and policy makers who are actively involved in and/or affected by salt water intrusion, management of coastal aquifers, and submarine groundwater discharge.

June 23-27, 2008

This unique course offers a complete review of all technical aspects of structural fumigation, instruction by a team of over 15 qualified and experienced professionals, manufacturer reps and University of Florida faculty, a combination of classroom and field demonstrations, and much more.

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SeaVet Clinical Training is an intensive nine day course designed to teach veterinary medical students and veterinarians through didactic lecture, case-based problem-solving and practical experience. The program also features an educational and interactive hands-on training.

June 188-29, 2018

June 19-30, 2017

June 20-July 1, 2016

The Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference brings together more than 175 applicators, educators, and industry representatives to learn new techniques and refresh core competencies in aquatic and upland weed control. This course focuses on invasive and exotic species affecting the Southeast and provides many networking opportunities so that participants may share field experiences and lessons learned.

October 3-5, 2011

September 22-24, 2009

This event involves a challenging quiz bowl and team competition to test knowledge and a fun obstacle course to test brawn (sorry, no mountains to climb this year but potential for lots of mud). Start practicing animal calling now because last year’s rooster will be hard to top.

March 3-5, 2005

The purpose of the Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference (SRCSSC) is to bring together representatives of the National Cooperative Soil Survey in the southern states for discussion of technical, scientific, and other general questions and issues of importance to the Cooperative Soil Survey Program.

July 14-17, 2008

The Department of Statistics at the University of Florida has 30 faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized, and more than 50 graduate students. The department prides itself on the balance of theory and applications taught in its curriculum. The strengths of the department include Categorical Data Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Statistical Modeling, Design of Experiments, Monte Carlo and Computer Intensive Methods. The instructors teaching these courses are experienced instructors who have extensive experience both as consultants to government and industry and as instructors.

March 13-16, 2006

Since 1973, scientists, engineers, regulators and interested parties in the waste management field have met each decade to assess the body of knowledge on land application of municipal wastewaters and sludges.

January 4-8, 2004

Sustaining Economies and Natural Resources in a Changing World: Key Role of Land Grant Universities symposium held April 2-3 drew 250 attendees and featured speakers from academic institutions around the world, businesses, and agencies. The event helped to honor the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act which helped to make higher education accessible to all in America.

April 2-3, 2013


This International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals is inclusive for the trace element community as presentations will include reports of research on humans, animals, cells and molecules both basic and applied. The symposium will cover diverse topics related to man and animals by including, for example, model systems and status assessment methods.

June 22-26, 2014

Thermal Imaging Seminar is a three-day course designed to teach veterinary medical students, veterinarians, and related professionals through didactic lecture, case-based problem-solving and practical experience. The seminar also features an educational and interactive Wet Lab session with Thermal Imaging modalities to provide realistic exposure and hands-on training.

February 26-28, 2010

For over 30 years Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists have met every 3 years to learn about programs in other states, share needs and opportunities with federal and state partners, discuss topics and issues important to extension wildlife and fishery programs, and build relationships with other fisheries and wildlife specialists from around the country. The purpose of the triennial conferences is to increase the effectiveness of extension wildlife and fisheries programs through conference presentations, workshops, field trips, and opportunities for interaction and collaboration.

April 8-11, 2013


The objective of this course is to introduce water regulations, monitoring and sampling techniques, Best Management Practices (BMP’s) program initiatives, and laboratory methods related to water quality of surface and ground waters. The training will focus on basic concepts of water chemistry and hydrology related to water sampling and analysis, instrumentation, water quality data analysis, and evaluation and reporting. The training will be a combination of lectures, hands-on field and lab activities, and field and agency tours.

April 14-18, 2008


As water quality has become a leading concern for people and ecosystems worldwide, it is critical to properly assess water quality in order to protect water resources for current and future generations. Water quality assessment depends on effective sampling and analytical procedures, as well as appropriate experimental design, data analysis, and presentation. The objective of this course is to provide innovative and current information for those who are currently or planning to conduct water quality research.

February 21-25, 2011

This conference provides an interdisciplinary setting for wildlife health, conservation and management experts and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas, share best practices and give formal presentations on the latest in wildlife health management and conservation. WDA includes many different professional specialties and you do not need to be a WDA member to participate.

August 5 - 10, 2018

The purpose of the Working Forests in the Tropics Conference (WFT) is to provide an interdisciplinary and interactive forum for sharing and synthesis of information about tropical forest conservation and management. This explores how scientists from universities and research organizations have worked in partnership with government agencies, policy-makers, the private sector, social movements, and natural resource managers to advance conservation and development through applied research and capacity-building.

October 5-7, 2008

February 13-15, 2005

This conference is designed to bring together entomologists, chemists, geneticists, biologists, taxonomists, consultants, managers and regulators who are actively involved in all aspects of tephritid fruit fly detection.

May 16-21, 2004

This workshop will provide state-of–the art information on breeding vegetable crops for resistance to whitefly-transmitted viruses, with an emphasis on tomato and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus.

July 22-23, 2009

Agroforestry began to attain prominence in the late 1970s, when the international scientific community realized its potentials in the tropics and recognized it as a practice in search of science. During the 1990s, the relevance of agroforestry for solving problems related to deterioration of family farms, increased soil erosion, surface and ground water pollution, and decreased biodiversity was recognized in the industrialized nations too. Thus, agroforestry is now receiving increasing attention as a sustainable land-management option the world over because of its ecological, economic, and social attributes.

June 27 to July 02, 2004

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