Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference
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As of July 30, 2013
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Exhibit Show times:
August 2 (Friday) 5:00pm — 7:00pm
August 3 (Saturday) 7:00am — 4:30pm
There is no show on Sunday

See Agenda-at-a-glance for conference information; See the registration information for participating options.
See: Exhibit Room Floor Plan (PDF)

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Agri Starts, Inc.
Booth Number: 615
Ty Strode
1728 Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL  32712
Tel: 407-889-8055
Email: tystrode@agristarts.com
Website: www.agristarts.com/
Agristarts is a plant tissue culture propagator specializing in edible, tropical, native, and other niche market plants.  Agristarts also provides custom propagation services.

AgroClimate - UF IFAS Extension
Booth Number: 318
Clyde Fraisse
271 Frazier Rogers Hall, Gainesville, FL  32611-0570
Tel: 352-392-1864 ext.271
Email: cfraisse@ufl.edu
Website: www.AgroClimate.org
AgroClimate.org is a web-based climate information system for the Southeast USA

Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University
Booth Number: 403
Ayanava Majumdar
115 Extension Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL  36849
Tel: 251-331-8416
Email: bugdoctor@auburn.edu
Website: www.aces.edu
Alabama Vegetable IPM Campaign is part of the statewide Commercial Horticulture Program Area, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Many grants from federal, state, and industry sources have supported this initiative that educates 1200 producers every year.

Albert's Organics
Booth Number: 408
Travis Howard
6272 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL  34238
Tel: 941-925-6630
Email: thoward@albertsorganics.com
Website: www.albertsorganics.com
In 1982, Albert's Organics saw the potential of organic fresh produce. Today, we're the premiere distributor of organic fresh foods, working closely with local and regional farmers across the country.

General SponsorAmericert International fka OIA North America
Booth Number: 613
Jonathan Austin
2603 NW 13th Street #228, Gainesville, FL  32609
Tel: 352-336-5700
Email: americert@gmail.com
Website: www.americertorganic.com
Americert International is a USDA National Organic Program accredited certifying agent certifying organic handlers, processors, and growers. Additionally, Americert offers FARMGAP on farm food safety good agricultural practices certification, organic input registry approval, and Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP)certification.

Animal Welfare Approved
Booth Number: 420
Beth Spitler
1007 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA  22314
Tel: 510-250-0916
Email: Beth.Spitler@AnimalWelfareApproved.org
Website: www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org
Animal Welfare Approved is a free third-party certification and food label for family farmers raising animals outdoors on pasture or range according to the highest welfare standards.

Silver SponsorARAMARK
Booth Number: 605
Leah Chapman
686 Museum Rd, Reitz Union B73, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-0733
Email: chapman-leah2@aramark.com
Website: www.aramark.com/
ARAMARK provides award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world.

Silver SponsorArtegon Orlando
Booth Number: 608
Steve Sless
5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL   
Tel: 443-742-6454
Email: ssless@paragonoutlets.com
Website: www.paragonoutlets.com/
Oak Ridge Market at Artegon will soon showcase Florida’s finest local and regional purveyors of fresh produce, meats, fish and dairy as well as other locally produced foods and natural products. The market will also include a licensed community kitchen and classroom, Florida-fresh dining and prepared foods, a food distribution hub and more! Learn how you can market your products here.

Black Gold Compost Company
Booth Number: 400
Erin Futch
P.O. Box 190, Oxford, FL  34484
Tel: 352-748-0569
Email: Erinblackkow@aol.com
Black Gold Compost Co. has been packaging quality soils for over 44 years. Dynamite 9 month Plant Food and Terracycle are the newest additions to our family.

Brandt
Booth Number: 310
Katherine Williams
382 C 478-A, Webster, FL  33597
Tel: 863-446-2089
Email: katherine.williams@brandt.co
Website: www.brandt.co
Brandt manufactures and distributes micronutritionals, and pest management products including a line of organics.

Central FL Livestock Agents' Group & NE FL Livestock Agents' Group
Booth Number: 409
Barton Wilder
2800 NE 39th AVE, Gainesville, FL  32609
Tel: 352-955-2402
Email: bwilder@ufl.edu
Website: cflag.ifas.ufl.edu ; nfbfg.ifas.ufl.edu
Primary goals of the Livestock Agents' Groups is to provide Extension Educational Programming for livestock and forage producers which will increase profitability and sustainability.

Douglas Speed & Associates
Booth Number: 612
Karl Manges
5127 Otter Creek Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082
Tel: 904-543-9955
Email: Karl@DouglasSpeed.com
Website: www.DouglasSpeed.com
The Quantum Growth Series are revolutionary biological plant growth enhancement products proven to increase nutrient uptake, enhance root growth, and increase yields while reducing supplemental irrigation, fertilizer and fungicide usage.

Eco-Friendly Products
Booth Number: 621
Jeff Fuller
P.O. Box 940783, Maitland, FL  32794
Tel: 877-331-5077
Email: jfuller@ecofriendlyonline.com
Website: www.ecofriendlyonline.com
We are in our second decade of providing high quality, all natural and organic soil amendments and fertilizers-Feeding your soil as well as your plants yields superior results for growers

Enza Zaden USA
Booth Number: 511
Andrew Ditsworth
27610 Crosby Rd, Myakka City, FL  34251
Tel: 941-720-0904
Email: andrew.ditsworth@enzausa.com

Silver SponsorEverglades Farm Equipment
Booth Number: 519 / 521 /618 / 620
Josh Coffman
906 US Hwy 301 N, Palmetto, FL 34221
Tel: 941-722-3281
Email: jcoffman@evergladesfarmequipment.com
Web: www.evergladesfarmequipment.com
Family owned and operated since 1963, we offer the full John Deere line of equipment to meet all your property needs.  With 12 locations to serve you, stop by our booth to see how the #1 John Deere dealer in the world can reduce your stress!

FAMU (Extension)
Booth Number:  303
Glen Wright
215 Perry-Paige Bldg, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Tel:  850-599-3546
Email: glen.wright@famu.edu

FAMU Extension/Crops
Booth Number: 304
Alejandro Bolques
215 Perry-Paige Bldg,  Tallahassee,  FL 32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email:  alejandro.bolques@famu.edu
Florida A&M University Extension/Crops will exhibit selective crop related extension activities. The exhibit include information on herbs, hydroponics and value added pepper products.

FAMU FCS/4-H/Youth Development
Booth Number: 305
Trevor Hylton
215 Perry-Paige Bldg, Tallahassee,  FL 32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: trevor.hylton@famu.edu

General SponsorFarm Credit
Booth Number: 610
Ron O'Connor
PO Box 8009, Lakeland, FL  33802
Tel: 866-824-5626
Email: marketing@farmcreditcfl.com
Website: www.FarmCreditFlorida.com
Farm Credit is a Member-Owned, agricultural lender serving Florida’s ranchers, growers, and farmers, since 1916. We make loans for capital, operating, or residential purposes and sell crop insurance.

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund/WAPF
Booth Number: 518
8116 Arlington Blvd, #263, Falls Church, VA  22042
Tel: 703- 208-3276
Email: info@farmtoconsumer.org
Website: www.farmtoconsumer.org
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and protects consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods.

FDACS Office of Agricultural Water Policy                           
Booth Number:  619
Carly Barnes
1203 Governors Square Blvd, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tel:  850-209-0123
Email:  carly.barnes@freshfromflorida.com
Website: www.floridaagwaterpolicy.com
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Agricultural Water Policy facilitates the development of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for agricultural water quality and quantity conservation, in addition to other programs.

Bronze SponsorFL Farm Bureau Federation & FL Farm Bureau Insurance
Booth Number: 604
Frankie Hall
PO Box 147030, Gainesville, FL  32614
Tel: 352-538-0224
Email: frankie.hall@ffbf.org
Website: www.floridafarmbureau.org
Farm Bureau exists to strengthen family farms and local communities. We apply a collective effort to solve farmers’ problems. We speak on behalf of ALL farms. The majority of the state’s family farmers are members. The FL Farm Bureau Insurance offers members access to a full line of quality products.

Gold SponsorFlorida A&M University
Booth Number: 603
Vonda Richardson
Rm 215 Perry-Paige Bldg South, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: vonda.richardson@famu.edu
Website: www.famu.edu/cesta/main/
The College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) is the land-grant arm at Florida A&M University. CAFS offers opportunities for students to grow professionally and build for the future. We specialize in programs related to and for Florida Farmers.

Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension - Marketing
Booth Number: 306
Vonda Richardson
Rm 215 Perry-Paige Bldg South, Tallahassee, FL  32307
Tel: 850-599-3546
Email: vonda.richardson@famu.edu
The goal of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of small farm operations through effective marketing & business management practices. Group training activities involve enterprise and market demonstrations and field day activities in school and other alternative marketing strategies, enterprise development and production practices.

Florida Automated Weather Network
Booth Number: 316
William Lusher
1740 McCarty Drive, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-846-3219
Email: rlusher@ufl.edu
Website: www.myfawn.com
The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) provides weather data and weather-related tools to a Florida citizens.

Sustaining PartnerFlorida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Booth Number: 501 / 600 / 602
Josh Johnson
407 South Calhoun Street, Room 411, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: 850-617-7340
Email: joshua.johnson@freshfromflorida.com
Website: www.freshfromflorida.com
The Florida Department of Agriculture offers services like Agricultural Dealer’s Licenses and the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign to assist Florida’s 47,000 agricultural producers, many of whom are small farmers.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, CAPS
Booth Number: 505
Leroy Whilby
1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL  32608
Tel: 352-395-4649
Email: Leroy.Whilby@FreshFromFlorida.com
Website: www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/caps/index.html

Florida Farm to School Partnership
Booth Number: 418
Danielle Treadwell
PO Box 110690 Dept. Hort Sci, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-4775
Email: ddtreadw@ufl.edu
Website: www.freshforfloridakids.com
The Florida Farm to School Partnership is a collaboration of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness and the University of Florida-IFAS to improve access of fresh Florida products in school meals and enhance nutrition education statewide.

Florida FGT LLC
Booth Number: 410
Donald Rockwood
POB 357103, Gainesville, FL  32635-7103
Tel: 352-256-3474
Email: FloridaFGT@cox.net
Website: www.FloridaFGT.com
Florida FGT provides forest/agricultural landowners the expertise necessary to establish and manage fast-growing Eucalyptus grandis, E. amplifolia, Corymbia torelliana, cottonwood, cypress, and pine for multiple uses, including mulchwood, windbreaks, bioenergy, and dendroremediation.

Florida Food Policy Council
Booth Number: 309
Kenneth Koleos
119 Heron Parkway, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel:  561-798-3364
Email:    kkoleos@hotmail.com
Web: floridafoodpolicy.org
FFPC encourages the development and expansion of the capacity of local food systems (foodsheds) to meet food security needs in communities across Florida

Florida Grazing Lands Coalition
Booth Number:  509
Buzz Eaves
27101 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945-5000
Tel: 772-528-7400
Email: fglc.florida@gmail.com
Website: www.fglc.org
This is a non-profit organization of citizen groups in Florida interested in addressing resource conservation and environmental concerns on private grazing lands.

Florida Pomegranate Association
Booth Number: 112
Cindy Weinstein
6360 Johnston Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL  33890
Tel: 863-604-3778
Email: flpomegranate@gmail.com
Website: www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/
Our mission is to create, direct, and promote a pomegranate industry in the State of Florida.

Florida State Beekeepers Assoc
Booth Number: 515
Susannah Austin
1500 Herndon Ave, Enterprise, FL  32725
Tel: 321-275-8899
Email: sfaithaustin@gmail.com
Website: floridabeekeepers.org
Florida State Beekeepers Association's goal is to provide resources for improvement of beekeeping methods in Florida; to act as medium for mutual beekeeping methods. We also want to increase awareness of importance of managed honey bees.

Scholarship ContributorGlobal Organic Specialty Source, Inc.
Booth Number: 617
Ronni Blumenthal
6284 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34238
Tel: 941-358-6555 ext.321
Email: ronnib@globalorganics.ws
Website: www.globalorganics.ws
Global Organic Specialty Source is the premier organic produce distribution company in the southeast.  Based in Sarasota, Florida, we support local farmers while serving customers in eight states.

High Mowing Organic Seeds
Booth Number: 401
76 Quarry Lane, Wolcott, VT  05680
Tel: 802-472-6174
Email: questions@highmowingseeds.com
Website: www.highmowingseeds.com
High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed.

Hillside Orchard Farms
Booth Number: 510
Patsy Mitcham
105 Mitcham Circle, Tiger, GA  30576
Tel: 706-782-4995
Email: patsymitcham@gmail.com
Website: www.hillsideorchard.com
Hillside Orchard Farms is a supplier of high quality jar items, contract packaging services and value added program.

Hoodridge Unlimited, Inc.
Booth Number: 411
Ila Locke
6699 NW 66th Way, Parkland, FL  33067
Tel: 800-745-6963
Email: ila.locke@hoodridge.com
Website: www.hoodridge.com
Offering effective and safe products that enhance plant growth.  A natural choice for fertilizers, soil amendments, and insect and disease control.  Proud distributor of MicroStart60.

Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida
Booth Number: 405
Xin Zhao
1235 Fifield Hall, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-4773
Email: zxin@ufl.edu
Website: www.hos.ufl.edu
Showcasing our vegetable grafting research program and demonstrate different grafting methods for different types of vegetables.

IFAS Extension Bookstore
Booth Number: 106 /108
Jenny Mooney
PO BOX 110011; Bldg. 440, Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1764
Email: jmooney@ufl.edu
Website: ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu
The Bookstore sells publications produced by UF faculty researchers about all aspects of agriculture including plant disease, pesticide management, horticulture, livestock, natural resources and wildlife.

Island Grove Ag Products-Nursery Division
Booth Number: 500
Bert Sheffield
2600 SE 193rd Ave., Hawthorne, FL  32640
Tel: 352-481-5558
Email: bertatignp@aol.com
Website: www.islandgroveagproducts.com
Island Grove Nursery produces High Quality Florida Fresh edible plants for Farmers, Garden Centers, and the Landscape trade.  Island Grove Winery produces Florida Fresh Fruit Wines.

Johnny's Selected Seeds
Booth Number: 413
Rod Heyerdahl
912 East 46th Street, Tifton, GA  31794
Tel: 229-392-3844
Email: rheyerdahl@johnnyseeds.com
Website: www.johnnyseeds.com
Johnny's contributes to grower success in two ways. First by providing the highest quality seed of the best varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Secondly by providing an extensive library of growing info and recommendations to customers.

KY Burley Moldings, Inc.
Booth Number: 623
Dawn Riley
234 Highway 433, Mackville, KY  40040
Tel: 502-552-5849
Email: dawn.riley@insightbb.com
Website: www.kyburleymoldings.com
We are a company with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and selling of float trays for the production of plants in greenhouses and water beds.

Localecopia, Inc. / Localecopia Marketplace
Booth Number: 312
Richard Hawkins
PO Box 844, Palm Beach, FL  33480
Tel: 561-379-4424
Email: rick.hawkins@thebreakers.com
Website: www.localecopia.org
Localecopia is focused on bringing together businesses, producers, educators and government organizations for the purpose lessening our carbon footprint by supporting local product consumption, helping operations better utilize waste and bringing together individuals to help achieve sustainable business practices.

LocalPlants.com
Booth Number: 110
Adam Trott
4934 Windflower Circle, Sarasota, FL  34241
Tel: 203-253-3052
Email: adam.trott@LocalPlants.com
Website: www.localplants.com
LocalPlants.com is a free place to sell plants, trees, container gardens, and related products to your local community.

Magna Bon II, LLC
Booth Number: 415
Frank Miele
2045 sw 127th Avenue, Davie, FL  33325
Tel: 954-275-1830
Email: mielemgt@yahoo.com
Magna Bon II, LLC Okeechobee, FL.  An advanced OMRI Listed Liquid Copper Fungicide. Made in the US. Stop by booth 415 to get your FREE SAMPLE of CS2005 while supplies last.

MerchantSource®
Booth Number: 611
Kim Lyons
18069 Laurel Valley Road, Fort Myers, FL  33967
Tel: 800-313-5198
Email: KimL@merchantsource.com
Website: www.merchantsource.com
Since 1994, MerchantSource®, powered by TMS, has been providing credit, debit, gift card and SNAP/EBT merchant processing equipment and services.  Our own farming background has helped us to provide specialized assistance in implementation Wireless processing solutions to Farmers' Markets. Contact us at 1-800-313-5198.

Moore Ranch
Booth Number: 609
Freddie Moore
3721 SR 50, Webster, FL  33597
Tel: 352-516-9641
Email: fmmooreranch@gmail.com
Grass fed beef ranch that's a distributer of organic and natural fertilizers, soil amendments,  livestock minerals that are used & proven on our ranch. We also do pasture and crop services, as well as build custom sprayers

MPT Mustard Products & Technologies Inc.
Booth Number: 512
Allen Williford
911 Hickory Fork Drive, Seffner, FL  33584
Tel: 813-323-2699
Email: awilliford@mptmustardproducts.com
Website: www.mptmustardproducts.com
Natural dry granular pre-plant soil treatment for the control of nematodes and soil borne diseases made from mustard seed. Works as a slow release 5-1-1 fertilizer after initial wetting action. OMRI Listed.

NCAT
Booth Number: 516
Dave Ryan
3040 Continental Drive, Butte, MT  59702
Tel: 406-494-4572
Email: daver@ncat.org
Website: www.ncat.org
NCAT's ATTRA project provides research, publications and individual assistance for sustainable agriculture-agriculture producers across the nation. www.ncat.org; www.attra.ncat.org

Silver SponsorPrimusLabs
Booth Number: 606
Debra Garrison
2810 Industrial Parkway, Santa Maria, CA  93455
Tel: 805-922-0055
Email: debra.garrison@primuslabs.com
Website: www.primuslabs.com
PrimusLabs is a global leader in food safety and is expanding its services to local farmers via the Local Farmer Program. The program eases the process by which small-scale farmers successfully implement and verify personalized food safety plans in order to participate in markets that increasingly demand truly local produce.

Protect U.S. - University of Florida
Booth Number: 507
Stephanie Stocks
970 Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-273-3958
Email: sstocks@ufl.edu
Website: www.protectingusnow.org
Protect U.S., the community invasive species network (www.protectingusnow.org), is concerned with protecting agricultural and natural areas in the U.S. from exotic, invasive species through education.

Quality Certification Services (QCS)
Booth Number: 314
Denise Aguero
PO Box 12311, Gainesville, FL  32604
Tel: 352-377-0133
Email: denise@qcsinfo.org
QCS strives to protect the integrity of organics. QCS’ ISO 65 and NOP accredited organic certification program offers Aquaculture, EU, JAS, Canada, AJP, Smithsonian Bird Friendly, and Stock Free certification.

RootMaker Products Company LLC
Booth Number: 320
Wayne Hinton
PO Box 14553, Huntsville, AL  35815
Tel: 256-882-3199
Email: sales@rootmaker.com
Our products are designed to promote root branching and new roots at every phase of nursery production, whether above-ground, in-ground, or even ­in-pot.

Simple Living Institute, Inc
Booth Number: 514
Shirley Silvasy
10001 Creekwater Blvd, Orlando, FL  32825
Tel: 321-228-4310
Email: shirley@simplelivinginstitute.org
Website: www.simplelivinginstitute.org
A 501c3 educational nonprofit established in 2002: develop & publish CF Local Food Guide, promote sustainable growing; teach & model permaculture; establish community and school gardens, host monthly Organic Growers programs & detailed workshops

Small Business Development Center at UNF
Booth Number: 419
Marice Hague
12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, FL  32224
Tel: 904-620-1071
Email: mhague@unf.edu
Website: www.sbdc.unf.edu
The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida can help small farmers become more successful and meet the challenges of tomorrow. Starting a farm, buying  or selling an existing operation or growing your farm to the next level, we can help!

Bronze SponsorSmall Farms Academy
Booth Number: 319
Sarah White
7580 County Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.102
Email: sewhite@ufl.edu
Website: smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/
Helping small farm producers prosper through education, networking and adaptive research.

Society of St Andrew
Booth Number: 308
Barbara Sayles
PO BOX 536842, ORLANDO, FL  32853-6842
Tel: 407-650-1956
Email: sosafl@endhunger.org
Website:  www.endhunger.org
Society of St. Andrew, a non-profit hunger relief organization partners with farmers/growers salvage fresh produce graded out from the fields and packing houses. Utilizing thousands of volunteers we save and distribute the fresh nutritious produce to local food banks for the hungry.

Silver SponsorSouthern SARE
Booth Number: 311
Candace Pollock
1109 Experiment Station, Stuckey Bldg, Griffin, GA  30223
Tel: 770-412-4786
Email: cpollock@uga.edu
Website: www.southernsare.org
We have information to help farmers and ranchers move profitably toward production systems compatible with the goal of sustainable agriculture, including good land stewardship, enhancing quality of life, and strengthening rural communities.

Suwannee Valley AEC - Living Extension IPM Field Laboratory
Booth Number: 321
Lei Lani Davis
7580 County Road 136, Live Oak, FL  32060
Tel: 386-362-1725 ext.108
Email: leildavis@ufl.edu
The goal of our project is to establish a unique, whole-farm agro-ecological system to use as a demonstration environment for specialty crop farmers. We are creating a field laboratory by transforming an existing 300 acre research farm into a living, hands-on IPM teaching laboratory.

UF, IFAS, Doctor of Plant Medicine Program
Booth Number: 404
Amanda Hodges
970 natural area drive, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-281-5714
Email: achodges@ufl.edu
Website: dpm.ifas.ufl.edu
The multidisciplinary DPM Program consists of courses and practical training in Agronomy, Entomology/Nematology, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Pathology, and Soil and Water Science. Our goal is to train students in the science, practice and business of professional plant medicine, preparing them for a wide variety of interesting and rewarding careers.

Platinum SponsorUF, IFAS, Extension and Research
Booth Number: 114 /116
UF, IFAS County Extension Agents
Website: ifas.ufl.edu
Have questions about crops, livestock, insects, water, licenses or other agricultural concerns? Stop by to get answers, meet your county extension agent and learn more about how your agent can provide solutions for you.

UF, IFAS, Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Booth Number: 517
Lamar Moon
631 Wallace Building, Gainesville, FL  32611
Tel: 352-392-1950 ext.226
Email: dlmoon@ufl.edu
Website: soilslab.ifas.ufl.edu
To serve the citizens of Florida, by providing appropriately selected soil, plant and water testing, interpretation and recommendations as an educational service through the Cooperative Extension Service to guide management decisions affecting lime and fertilizer use and efficiency.

UF, IFAS, IPM Florida
Booth Number: 402
Norman Leppla
P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: 352-273-3951
Email: ncleppla@ufl.edu
Website: ipm.ifas.ufl.edu
UF IPM Florida minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks by establishing sustainable pest management systems in rural and urban environments. This program delivers the latest research based information through expert/specialist multi-agency partnerships.

UF, IFAS, Mid-Florida REC
Booth Number: 502
Diane Mealo
2725 South Binion Road, Apopka, FL  32703
Tel: 407-410-6929
Email: dwm@ufl.edu
Website: mrec.ifas.ufl.edu
The MREC mission is organized around three program/issue areas: Plant Development, Plant Protection, and Plant Management. In addition we have educational partnerships with the Colleges of Agricultural & Life Sciences and the Warrington College of Business Administration.

University of Florida, IFAS, CREC
Booth Number: 607
Jamie Burrow
700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
Tel: 863-956-8648
Email: jdyates@ufl.edu
Website:  www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu
Our program provides training and educational materials for small farms, commercial growers, and residents about established and exotic pests and diseases of Florida citrus.

USDA APHIS PPQ
Booth Number: 503
Tirzah Lyons
214 N Andes Avenue, Orlando, FL  32807
Tel: 407-282-7821
Email: Tirzah.Lyons@aphis.usda.gov
Website: www.aphis.usda.gov
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is a program within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). PPQ safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the entry, establishment, and spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States of America; and supports trade and exports of U.S. agricultural products.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Booth Number: 614
Jim Ewing
2290 Lucien Way, Ste 300, Maitland, FL  32751
Tel: 407-648-6013
Email: nass-fl@nass.usda.gov
Website: www.nass.usda.gov
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture.

USDA National Appeals Division
Booth Number: 513
Amanda Urbanek
P.O. Box 11508, Cordova, SD  38088-1508
Tel: 901-544-0370
Email: Amanda.Urbanek@NAD.USDA.gov
Website: www.nad.usda.gov
The National Appeals Division reports directly to the Secretary of Agriculture and is independent of other parts of USDA.  Its sole mission is to provide fair and timely hearings and appeals to USDA program participants.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Booth Number: 508
Chuck O'Rourke
2614 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL  32606
Tel: 407-847-4465
Email: chuck.orourke@fl.usda.gov
Website:  www.fl.nrcs.usda.gov
Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.

Valencia College
Booth Number: 504
Javier Garces
1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL  32811
Tel: 407-582-1820
Email: jgarces3@valenciacollege.edu
Website: www.valenciacollege.edu
The Landscape and Horticulture Technology Program at Valencia College offers an A.S. degree with either a specialization in Landscape or Horticulture, as well as several Technical Certificates. These certificates can lead up to the two-year degree or can be pursued independently of the A.S. degree.

Silver SponsorVerti-Gro, Inc.
Booth Number: 601
Tim Carpenter
15000 US Hwy 441 South, Summerfield, FL  34491
Tel: 352-347-9888
Email: tim@vertigro.com
Website: www.vertigro.com
Verti-Gro® specializes in vertical growing and vertical gardening to utilize space, water and energy in an efficient manner. Our systems provide for high density production for the commercial grower and space saving for the hobbyist or home gardener.

Water & Earth Sciences, Inc.
Booth Number: 417
Robert Kirkner
343 W Central Ave - Suite 104, Lake Wales, FL  33853
Tel: 863-676-7225
Email: waterearthsciences@gmail.com
Website: www.waterearthsciences.com
Water & Earth Sciences is the Florida Distributor of Decagon Soil Moisture Monitoring Equipment.  Decagon systems allow for precise crop irrigation to conserve water, fuel, fertilizer, time, and money all while maximizing crop production.

  
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