Ag Calendar of Events
TODAYThe 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 details, go to http://flagexpo.ifas.ufl.edu. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Dallas Townsend Ag Center in LaBelle. The topic will be "Citrus Dollars and Sense: Economic Issues," presented by Dr. Matthew Salois, FDOC's Director of Economic Research, and Dr. Lisa House, UF/IFAS Director of the Florida Agricultural Market Research Center.Registration is required by Thursday by calling (239) 690-0281 or visiting www.gulfcitrus.org. Nov. 12 The Citrus Best Management Practices Seminar will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the SWFREC in Immokalee, presented by UF/IFAS. Preregistration is required by contacting Dr. Zekri at firstname.lastname@example.org or (863) 674-4092. Nov. 14 The Highlands County Citrus Growers Association will hold a board of directors meeting at 3 p.m. For details, call (863) 385-8091. Nov. 15 The Swine Showmanship Clinic will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Florida State Fair will sponsor the event for FFA and 4-H youth ages 8 to 18 who show pigs. For details, visit http://animal.ifas .ufl.edu/conferences/index.shtml. Nov. 20 The Florida Citrus Commission will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Florida Department of Citrus, 605 E. Main St., Bartow. For information, call (863) 537-3999. Nov. 21 A Highlands County Farm Bureau Board Meeting will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau office, 6419 U.S. 27 S., Sebring. Call (863) 385-5141. Nov. 23 Florida FFA's Firetower Run-A-Muck will begin at 9 a.m. at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Road, Haines City. A timed 5K walk/run will encompass portions of Firetower Road through the training center property along Lake Pierce. Obstacles will include mud, hay bales and water. The race will be followed by a spaghetti luncheon at 11 a.m. The public is invited. All proceeds will benefit the Florida FFA Foundation. For details, contact Gary Bartley at email@example.com or call (863) 439-7332. Desoto Ag Fest will be held at the Turner Civic Cener, 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission is $2. For details, call (863) 993-4807 or go to www.turnercenter.com /events/default/160/. Dec. 4-5 Juice HACCP Workshop will be held at the University of Florida's Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. This course, based on the standardized Juice HACCP Alliance curriculum and taught by Alliance team members, will target technical and managerial personnel from juice processing, packing or transportation companies. For information, go to www.crec .ifas.ufl.edu. Dec. 5-6 Florida Cattlemen's Association's year-end meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn, 200 S.R. 70 E., and Indian River State College at the Williamson Conference Center, 2229 NW 9th Ave., Okeechobee. For details, call (407) 846-6221.