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Ag Calendar of Events

today through friday The Sunbelt Ag Expo will be held in Moultrie, Ga. CALS will be on hand in the UF building at the expo. For details, go to http://sunbelt.ifas
sunday through next wednesday The Master Gardener Continued Training Conference will be held at Embassy Suites Orlando in Lake Buena Vista. For details, go to http://conference monday and tuesday The Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference will be held at Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Some of the nation's leading agricultural and economic experts will address financial strategies impacting Florida's agriculture industry. Attendees will learn best practices to help their businesses move to the next level. Educational sessions will cover topics such as economic forecasting, risk management, banking and lending trends, business succession planning, regulatory issues, compliance measures surrounding the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act and external factors influencing cash flow. Those who should attend the conference include agribusiness owners and operators, accounting managers, chief financial officers, controllers, attorneys and certified public accountants. For more information or to register, visit Oct. 24-25 Grazing Management School, presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, will be held at the Polk County Extension Service John Brenneman Auditorium, 1702 U.S. 17 S., Bartow. The program is part of a continuing multi-county education effort to help south-central Florida producers raise and market high quality beef cattle per cow and acre, profitably. Registration is $50. For information, contact Bridget Carlisle at or (863) 588-2697, or visit http :// Oct. 30-Nov. 2 The National FFA Convention and Expo will be held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. For details, go to /Pages/default.aspx. Oct. 31 The Certified Crop Advisor's Continuing Education Seminar will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Building T, Room 20 at South Florida State College, Avon Park. A total of 10 contact hours will be awarded for attending the full day - five hours in each of the two educational areas which includes nutrient management 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and integrated pest management 1-6 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Deadline to register is by 5 p.m. Oct. 28. For details or to receive a registration packet, contact Lorrie Key at (863) 784-7033 or Renee Smalley at (863) 784-7034, or email The Fall Master Beekeeper program training and exams will be held 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension of Washington County, 1424 Jackson Ave., Suite A, Chipley. For details, visit Nov. 6 The Florida Ag Expo will be held at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 C.R. 672, Wimauma. Vegetable growers will be able to obtain the latest information on new production trends and techniques, sample new varieties and see new field trials. For information, go to http://flag