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2018 Annual Agroecology Symposium on on Specialty Crops: Challenges and Potential Opportunities in South Florida.

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Where: Florida International University
GC 150, Modesto Maidique Campus
Miami, Florida 
United States

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Dr. John Dole is the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He has been an esteemed faculty member at NCSU for 17 years where he also served as head of the Department of Horticultural Science for 5 years and director of graduate programs for 8 years. He previously served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University from 1989 until 2000. Dr. Dole earned a B.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on flowering and postharvest physiology related to commercial cut flowers and bedding and potted plants. He is the president of the American Society for Horticultural Science and a founding member of the Seed Your Future campaign to promote horticulture and increase enrollment in university horticulture programs.

Prof. Jonathan Crane is the Tropical Fruit Crop Specialist and manages the Tropical Fruit Crops Management extension and research program at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida. This program strives to provide information and educational programs for Florida’s commercial tropical fruit producers, undergraduate and graduate students, and for urban residents with an interest in tropical fruit crops. Prof. Crane earned his B.S. from Oregon State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UF and has worked in research and Extension at the Tropical REC for 29 years. Recently, the Florida State Horticultural Society honored Prof. Crane with its Presidential Gold Medal Award. The society gives the award to the person who contributed the most to Florida horticulture through work published in the Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society during the previous six years.

8:30am  Registration

9:00am Welcome Address

9:15am  Panel Discussion on Specialty Crops

10:45am  Awards Ceremony

11:00am  Poster Presentations on Current Agroecology Research

12:00pm  Networking Lunch

1:00pm  Oral Presentations on Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and Conservation

5:00pm    Closing Remarks


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This event is sponsored by the Agroecology Program under the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education via the USDA-NIFA NNF and MSP Grants and the USDA-NIFA-HSI iCATCH, BASE, and START NOW Grants.

Agroecology Program
Department of Earth and Environment

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