Free Workshop- Building Agricultural Resilience to Hurricanes

November 15, 2018
Gainesville, FL

 

The USDA Southeast Climate Hub and University of Florida are hosting a free Hurricane Resilience Workshop in response to the extensive agricultural losses caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The workshop will focus on adaptation practices that increase resilience to hurricanes in nurseries, horticulture, row crops, livestock, and grazing lands before, during and after an event occurs. Workshop participants will learn about hurricane impacts on different commodities and management practices to reduce risk from Extension agents and other experts with first-hand experience in hurricane preparedness and recovery. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own experiences and lessons learned from previous hurricanes during organized group discussions.

Location: University of Florida/IFAS Straughn Professional Development Center, Gainesville, FL

Who should attend? The workshop is open to everyone, including Extension professionals, USDA employees, relevant state, county, and municipal employees, land managers, policy makers, and private sector and agency representatives involved in agribusiness where hurricane damage is likely to occur in the future.

4.5 Crop Management CEUs Approved through the Certified Crop Adviser Program

 

Post-workshop Products:

  • Report summarizing successful management practices that increase resilience to hurricanes before, during and after an event
  • Technical manual to assist the transfer of information learned during the workshop from Extension agents to land managers
  • Report or peer-reviewed publication based on the group discussions

 

For more information and to register, visit the Workshop Website