Citrus Expo Seminar Schedule Now Available

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Citrus Expo

Citrus Expo is coming to you this year! The popular annual event has gone virtual in order to deliver the information to growers that they need.

On Aug. 19–20, the 2020 seminar program will debut online at at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will be able to watch videos of the research presentations from their computer or cell phone. See the complete seminar schedule, including speakers and topics.

Those who watch the seminars when they debut online will be eligible to win one of four $200 gift cards from Bass Pro Shops. Another benefit of viewing the seminar videos will come in the form of continuing education units (CEUs) toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide license and the Certified Crop Adviser designation. Stay tuned to find out how many CEUs will be available for each.

In addition to the citrus seminar program, growers will be able to take advantage of a full vegetable and specialty crop program. Special thanks go to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers for planning and preparing the citrus, vegetable and specialty crop seminars.

What’s more, a general session, which includes talks on hemp and trade issues, will round out the agenda. Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association President Mike Joyner will speak on the impacts of imports from Mexico. Director of Cannabis Holly Bell, with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will discuss how the Florida hemp program is becoming the role model for the country.

This year’s Citrus Expo offers plenty of flexibility since the seminar videos will remain online through the end of this year. It will be easier than ever to get the critical information you need, but you do have to preregister to gain access to the programs. There is no cost to register.

We’ll see you online Aug. 19–20!

About the Author

Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine