Ag Module: NWFWMD Edition & State Wrap-up

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Ag Module: NWFWMD Edition & State Wrap-up

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 SFWMDOkeechobee  
April 24 & 25 SWFWMD Crystal Springs  
September 18 & 19 SRWMDUF's Cary CenterClick here
December 4 & 5 SJRWMDUNF Jacksonville click here
February 19 & 20, 2015 NWFWMDFSU Tallahassee  

Ag Module 2014: NWFWMD Edition
February 19 and 20, 2015

Draft Agenda

Thursday December 11, 2014   A Day of Conversation at the University of North Florida Conference Center

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Moving Past Regulation to Sustainability – Moderator, Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembered and Chair of Board, Florida EarthThe CARES Program - Scot Eubanks, Florida Farm Bureau, Gina Zirkle, Environmental Scientist, Scotts Miracle Gro

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

1:30 – 2:00 PM Envision Alachua - 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 Creating Public-Private Partnership based Solutions for Water Problems, TBA

4:00-4:15 PM Thoughts on the Day, George Roberts, Governing Board Chair, NWFWMD

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

Friday, December 12, 2014 –  A Day of Explorations

8:30 AM Rendezvous and get on bus

09:00 AM– Arrive at Farm Location, TBA

11:30 AM– Depart

12:00 PM– Arrive at Wakulla Springs

12:15 – Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 PM  Tour of Wakulla Springs and Stakeholder Panel


Stan Bronson
Executive Director
Florida Earth
Brett Cyphers
Executive Director
Jon Steverson

Luna Phillips
Gunster Yoakley

Steve Seibert
triSect, LLC
  Angela Chellette
Technical Manager
Scot Eubanks
Assistant Director
Florida Farm Bureau
Pierce Jones
Gina Zirkle
Env. Scientist
Scotts Miracle Gro
  George Roberts
Chair, Gov. Board
Del Bottcher
  Bill Tredik
Indian River Lagoon Initiative

Tim Jackson
Director, Real Estate
Plum Creek

Ag Module Partners


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