Seminars

We are still in the planning process for the 2019 Florida Ag Expo seminars. If you have any ideas or requests please reach out to us at events@agnetmedia.com

FLORIDA AG EXPO AGENDA

(tentative)

November 21, 2019

8:00–9:00         Breakfast with vendors – meet with exhibitors

9:00–9:15         Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried – invited

9:15–9:30         Overview of hemp industry by Florida Director of Cannabis Holly Bell

9:30–11:00       Panel Discussion on Hemp

Moderator: Jerry Fankhauser, University of Florida Assistant Director of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station

  • Zach Brym, Tropical Research and Education Center
  • Holly Bell, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Doris Hamilton, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • Sandy Stewart, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

11:00–12:30    Lunch

12:30–2:30       CEU sessions (see below)

2:30–3:30         Hemp field tour

CEU SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS

Time North Education Session: Soil Fumigation Workshop South Education Session: Pest Management in Vegetables
12:30–12:50 Topic: Weed management with soil fumigants Speaker: Nathan Boyd Topic: Update on management of vegetable pathogens Speaker: Andrew Shirley
12:50–1:10 Topic: Fumigants for soil-borne pathogens in vegetables Speaker: Gary Vallad Topic: Update on management of vegetable pests Speaker: Hugh Smith
1:10–1:30 Topic: Fumigants for soil-borne pathogens in strawberries Speaker: Natalia Peres Topic: Update on nematicides for vegetables Speaker: Johan Desaeger
1:30–1:50 Topic: Nematode management with fumigants Speaker: Joe Noling Topic: Update on management of vegetable viriods/viruses Speaker: Scott Adkins
1:50–2:10 Topic: New fumigants under evaluation in Florida Speaker: Josh Freeman Topic: Pesticides and the environment Speaker: TBA
2:10–2:30 Topic: Regulatory issues Speaker: Mike Aerts Topic: Glyphosate and human health Speaker: Jay Ferrell