The workshop will focus on adaptation practices that increase resilience to hurricanes in nurseries, horticulture, row crop, livestock, and grazing lands. Workshop participants will learn about hurricane impacts on the different commodities and management practices to reduce risk. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own experiences and lessons learned from previous hurricanes during organized group discussions.
Products from the workshop will include: (1) a report summarizing successful management practices that increase resiliency to hurricanes before, during and after an event, (2) a technical manual to assist the transfer of information learned during the workshop from extension agents to producers, and (3) a report or peer-reviewed publication based on the group discussions.
Register by October 26, 2018.
View the workshop flyer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=144yeHzw5az_iAH9n_0f0Ft7LgykMx22P
7:30 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Introduction & Opening Address
9:00 - 9:45 Session 1: Nursery/Horticulture - Hurricane Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
9:45 - 10:30 Session 1: Group Discussion – Nursery/Horticulture Lessons Learned from Past Hurricanes
10:30 - 10:45 Break (coffee/tea and snacks provided)
10:45 - 11:30 Session 2: Row Crops – Hurricane Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
11:30 - 12:15 Session 2: Group Discussion – Row Crops Lessons Learned from Past Hurricanes
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch (provided), Keynote Speaker: David Zierden, Florida State Climatologist
1:00 - 1:45 Session 3: Livestock/Grazing – Hurricane Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
1:45 - 2:30 Session 3: Group Discussion – Livestock/Grazing Lessons Learned from Past Hurricanes
2:30 - 2:45 Break (coffee/tea and snacks provided)
2:45 - 3:15 Communications & Information Sharing
3:15 - 4:00 Take Home Message and Next Steps
Hotel:Group rates ($99) available 11/14/2018 - 11/16/2018 (reserve under "hurricane workshop") atReitz Union Hotel 686 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611(352) 392.2151https://www.union.ufl.edu/UnionHotel