The Ag Modules are a series of two-day forums that look at innovation in water resources, from both water quality and quantity perspective, in the agriculture sector.  Dates for The Ag Modules are:

2014 Ag Module Series
Dates District Location Registration Webpage
January 21 & 22 SFWMD Okeechobee  
April 24 & 25 SWFWMD Crystal Springs  
September 18 & 19 SRWMD UF's Cary Center Click here
December 4 & 5 SJRWMD UNF Jacksonville click here
February 19 & 20, 2015 NWFWMD FSU Tallahassee click here

Ag Module 2015: NWFWMD Edition
February 19 and 20, 2015

Draft Agenda

Thursday February 19, 2015  A Day of Conversation at the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University, Tallahassee

8:45 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Description of the Day – Stan Bronson, Executive Director, Florida Earth and Brett Cyphers, Executive Director, NWFWMD

9:15 - 9:45 AM - The Year of Water: 2015 Legislative Session - Jon Steverson, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

9:45 – 10:15 AM Agricultural Water: Protecting the Future of Our Nation – Review of 2012 Agricultural, White Paper developed by King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice President for Real Estate, King Ranch Florida LLC

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM Innovation at NWFWMD: New Programs and Projects,  Brett Cyphers, Executive Director, NWFWMD and Staff

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Moving Past Regulation to Sustainability – Moderator, Doug Robison, ESA

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Keynote:  Commissioner Adam Putnam, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (Invited)

1:30 – 2:00 PM When Agriculture Becomes Development -Tim Jackson, Director of Real Estate, Plum Creek

2:00 – 3:00 PM The Future of Water in Florida – Creating a Water Ethic.  Moderator, Cynthia Barnett, Author, Steve Seibert, Principal, triSect Innovation, Del Bottcher, President, SWET; Pierce Jones, UF/IFAS

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 - 4:00 Making Florida's Water Future Bright, Greg Munson, Partner, Gunster Yoakley

4:00-4:15 PM Thoughts on the Day

4:15 – 4:30 PM Summary, Logistics for Next Day and Adjourn

Friday, February 20, 2015 – A Day of Explorations

8:30 AM Rendezvous and get on bus

09:00 AM– Arrive at Forestry Location.  With us will be Jeff Vowell, Asstant Director, Florida Forestry Service

11:30 AM– Depart

12:00 PM– Arrive at Wakulla Springs

12:15 – Lunch

1:00 - 3:30 PM  Tour of Wakulla Springs led by Tom Frick, FDEP Director of Environmental Assessment & Restoration

Speakers

Stan Bronson
Executive Director
Florida Earth
Foundation
Brett Cyphers
Executive Director
NWFWMD
Jon Steverson
Secretary
FDEP
 

Jeff Vowell
Assistant Director
Florida Forest Service

Steve Seibert
President
triSect, LLC
  Angela Chellette
Technical Manager
NWFWMD
Scot Eubanks
Assistant Director
Florida Farm Bureau
Pierce Jones
Director
UF PREC
Gina Zirkle
Env. Scientist
Scotts Miracle Gro
Greg Munson
Partner
Gunster Yoakley
Del Bottcher
SWET

Cynthia Barnett
Author
Mirage
 

Tim Jackson
Director, Real Estate
Plum Creek

 
Ag Module Partners

 

Florida Bar CLE's will be available pending approvals

 

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