Environmental & Regulatory Educational Program
 for Landowners/Managers

The South Florida Beef-Forage Program, University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, has developed this seminar to provide producers with basic information to assist in coping with the many environmental and regulatory pressures faced by today's agriculturalist.

The seminar will provide a discussion of public policy issues affecting the producer and identify current issues of primary concern. Current and upcoming regulator legislation will be covered along with a detailed discussion of how to adjust to new regulations.

Plans are to conduct similar programs periodically, focusing on current issues. We feel that this program will be very informative for landowners and managers and timely to the regulatory environment. We hope that you will plan to attend.

Example Schedule

Example program schedule from previous year:

Time Topic Speaker
8:00am Registration and Check-in
8:30am Introduction and Welcome
8:45am Defining the Issues Dr. Rod Clouser - UF/IFAS
9:15am Land Use Permitting - Agency and Producer Cooperation Dr. Roy Carricker - UF/IFAS
10:00am Break
10:15am Property Rights Legislation Pat Cockrell and Scotty Butler, Florida Farm Bureau
11:15am Producer Panel - The regulatory issues and how to comply.
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Agency Panel - The regulatory issues and how to comply SWFWMD, DACS, DEP, NRCS, Sarasota County Natural Resources Department
2:30pm Farm Land Preservation - The Issue of Urbanization Craig Evans, Farming for the Future
3:30pm Adjourn

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