The Ag Module 2014: SRWMD Edition

The Ag Module 2014: SRWMD Edition

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Ag Module 2014: SRWMD Edition
September 18 and 19, 2014

Draft Agenda

Thursday, September 18, 2014 –  A Day of Conversations at Austin Carey Learning Center

8:45 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Description of the Day – Stan Bronson, Executive Director, Florida Earth and Dr. Ann Shortelle, Executive Director, SRWMD

9:15 – 9:45 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

9:45 – 10:30 AM Agriculture and Springs in North Central Florida

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 - 11:30 AM Innovation at SRWMD: New Programs and Projects

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Envision Alachua - Moderator, Pierce Jones, UF IFAS

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch and Keynote Address - Adam Putnam, Commissioner, FDOACS (Invited)

1:30 – 2:30 PM Moving Past Regulation to Sustainability – Moderator, Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembered and Chair of Board, Florida Earth State-wide forest water yield study.  UF, DOACS,
Agriculture: The CARES Program - Scot Eubanks, Florida Farm Bureau

2:30 – 3:30 PM The Future of Water in Florida – Creating a Water Ethic.  Moderator, Don Quincy, Governing Board Chair, SRWMD
Steve Seibert, Principal, triSect Innovation (invited), Cynthia Barnett, Author (invited)

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break

3:45 – 4:15 PM North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership – 

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

Friday, September 19, 2014   A Day of Explorations

8:30 AM Leave Hotel

9:00 AM Farm tour

12:00 PM Lunch at Ichetucknee Springs

1:00 - 4:00 PM Tour of Ichetucknee Springs and River by canoe and kayak

The hotel for this event is the LaQunta Inn in Gainesville.  Ask for the Florida Earth rate of $59 plus tax.  Their number is (352) 332-6466.

Directions to Austin Carey Forest Learning Center: 

10625 NE Waldo Rd
Gainesville, FL 32609

From I-75:  Take Exit 387 (Newberry Road) east to Waldo Road. Turn left (north). Approximately 8 miles later, you’ll see a sign on the right-hand side indicating the Austin Cary Forest.

From I-10:  Take Exit 343 (US 301) south. Continue south for approximately 40 miles through the cities of Starke and Waldo. Turn left at Austin Cary Forest.

There is a stone wall and a gate at the entrance to the Austin Cary Forest. Head straight through the gate and past the buildings and vehicles to Loop Road. Follow it around for about 1.5 miles, noting the signs to turn right towards Lake Mize. Parking is available in several areas.


Stan Bronson
Ex. Dir.
Florida Earth
Ann Shortelle
Ex. Dir.
Donald Quincy
Quincy Cattle Co.

Tim White
Dept. Chair

Ernie Cox
Family Lands Remembered LLC
Mitch Hutchcraft
King Ranch
Scot Eubanks
Asst. Director
Florida Farm Bureau
Pierce Jones
Ag Module Partners


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