“FLORIDA—It’s a Swamp thing!—swamps, wetlands, estuaries and linked ecosystems.” is this year’s theme for the cutting edge educational exhibits you will find inside the University of Florida IFAS building during the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo October 18- 20, 2011. During the exposition UF IFAS Faculty will be on hand to share and answer questions on the latest in Teaching, Research and Extension at the university departments, research and education centers and local county extension offices across Florida.
For a special treat, make sure you stop by the University of Florida IFAS building and enjoy cold fresh orange juice and a taste of sweet tupelo honey! Exhibits this year include: “Nurseries of the Sea—Swamps and Marshes,” “Laurel Wilt- Kills Red Bay in Swamps – Threat to crops,” “Beekeeping – Swamp Tupelo to Prized Honey,” “Tracking Everglades Alligators and Crocodiles,” “Swamp Critters,” “Plants at the Water’s Edge,” “Winging it in the Swamp,” “Big Scary Invaders of the Swamp,” “Silent Invaders of Swamps and Wetlands,” “Tailgating in the Swamp – Safe and Healthy,” “Academic Programs Fit the Swamp.”
During the Expo you can follow the action by taking a peek at the web cameras installed inside the UF IFAS building. The web cams and more information on the UF IFAS Sunbelt Ag Expo activities can be found at http://sunbelt.ifas.ufl.edu/ or by calling the Madison County Extension office @ 850-973-4138. The Sunbelt Ag Expo, http://www.sunbeltexpo.com/ , is an agricultural-based trade show held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”™ the annual event has more than 1200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology. Find Sunbelt Ag Expo on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages /Sunbelt-Ag-Expo/ 286106879463.