Introduction & Overview

Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC) has met biannually for 64 years to exchange information and to discuss research and future needs for forest tree breeding. The University of Florida/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program, in cooperation with the Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, are proud to host the 34th annual meeting of SFTIC in sunny Melbourne Beach, FL at the Crowne Plaza Oceanfront hotel.

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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