2017 Florida Protected Ag and Hydroponics Conference will be hosted by the University of Florida/IFAS Live Oak and Balm Ag Research Centers. The event will be held at Gulf Coast Research in Balm. Participants will have a unique opportunity to start the conference by visiting one of two established commercial farms using protective ag and hydroponic methods on the first day of the conference. Tour selection is noted in the registration section.
Day One of the conference will continue after the farm tours at the University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center located south of the Tampa Bay area in Balm, Florida and will include field tours of the center. A reception at the center will close out the day giving participants a chance to network in a casual, relaxed setting.
Day Two will features educational sessions, Farm to School presentation and a growers panel featuring five area growers. The Agenda is attached and is subject to change, updates will be issued via email to those who register.
When registering for the conference be sure to note which tour you will want to attend. For Hillsborough County, you will want to choose the Red Barn Tour. For Manatee County, chose C&D Farms Tour.
Early Bird Registration of only $50 until 11/5/2017. $75 after 11/5/2017.
For more details visit http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/prot
Register today at https://2017protectedaghydropo