There are some local event opportunities that you might want to participate in from Extension.
The 2012 Vegetable Pest, Disease, and Nutrient Workshop-June 26, 2012, 8:00-16:00. This is a full day workshop on the previously mentioned topics commonly found in vegetables. This field day/workshop will be hosted at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm (GCREC). To register contact Dr. Hugh Smith, GCREC at 813-633-4124 or send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disease Control and Plant Health Strategies (Sponsored by BASF)- June 28, 2012, at the GCREC from 8:00-12:30 with lunch included. This workshop will have Dr. Ann Chase, Dr. Gary Vallad, and Paul Pilon discussing the topics of diseases, management and plant health. CEUs will be available. To register click on this link http://www.eminj.com/BASF/PageantIntrinsic/Registration.cfm To see the agenda click here. http://hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu/Ag/AgOrnProd/documents/GCRECDiseaseControlPlantHealthStrategiesinOrnamentalsSeminarAgenda.pdf
The Great CEU Round up- July 11, 9 am - 4 pm. Get up to 6 CEUs in many categories at the Hillsborough Extension office. Here is a link for more info. http://hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu/prohort/events/documents/2012-GreatCEURoundUp.pdf
The Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference- Kissimmee, FL July 27-29, Many events, tours, seminars, tradeshow and social networking opportunities for small farmers. Here is the web page for more information. http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/smallfarms/index.html Don't miss out on early bird registration by July 9th