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February

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Venue:FIU MMC AHC3 Room 205

This workshop will provide valuable information to students interested in joining USDA’s diverse career opportunities. Special attention will be given to understanding upcoming vacancy announcements and writing federal resumes.

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Venue:FIU MMC GC 243

Various USDA agencies will be recruiting qualified candidates for 50 internships and fill-time jobs. Meet & Greet USDA officials at 10am in GC 280!

Special Agricultural Seminar

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Venue:GC 271B

Live Demo and discussion of Ganinimobile (a mobile application and cloud based service ) solution for Agriculture" by Professor Subramanian Viswanathan, who has developed and utilized these apps for Tea, Coffee, and Multi Crops Field Data Acquisition and management. Located in GC 271B

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Venue:Catalyst for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (CASA)

The Florida International University’s Veteran and Small Farmers Outreach Program (VeSFO) is an important initiative of the newly established Catalyst for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (CASA). This program is looking to enhance the sustainability of farm operations of veterans, socially disadvantaged, and new farmers in South Florida. The program is funded by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach under the 2501 Program for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran farmers.

March

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Farms Loans: Come see how you can get assistance from the Farm Service Agency and Farm Credit

April

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Laurel Wilt is a vascular disease that poses a threat to Florida’s multimillion avocado industry. At FIU, researchers are working on a combination of drones and disease- detecting dogs to identify sick tress. This innovative strategy could be key in stopping the spread of the disease.

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USDA Opportunities: Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency

May

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Have you ever wanted to learn about bees, get inside a beehive and learn how it all works? This is your chance! Florida International University’s Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach (VeSFO) Program is proud to partner with Kim and John Gentzel to bring this informative workshop where you will learn the ins and outs of beehives, the essentials of beekeeping, and how to successfully incorporate honey to your farm operation. Join us!

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Farm Accounting: Come learn from industry professionals the best ways to keep your books in order

June

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Computer Training: Web Browsing is an important part of doing business today. Come learn the basics of going on-line and how it can improve your farming operation

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Venue:WC 130

Film, Symphony of the Soil, will be shown. Dr. Jay will lead a discussion and Q/A session.

July

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Quality Certification Cervices will be presenting "Organic Certification Process"

August

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Smart Phone Applications for Farming: Have a Smart Phone? Let us show you all the apps that can be helpful on the farm!

September

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Venue:FIU | MMC | ECS143

Please make sure you join us this Friday at 11am in ECS 143 for our first Agroecology seminar for this semester. Dr. Cristina Ugarte Whelan will present "Ethnopharmacology of Plants Used as both Food and Medicine"

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Venue:22200 SW 152nd Avenue, Homestead, FL 33032

Everyone needs a farmer at least 3 times a day, but is everyone your client? Come learn to identify your niche, and how to build a brand that fully represents your product! The Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach Program (VeSFO) is excited to host Yeager and Sherburne CPA LLC for this month’s workshop! Come join us for Marketing 101: establishing your brand.

October

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Venue:FIU | MMC | ECS143

Mr. Cisneros-Abreu will present "Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils & Herbs in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)"

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Venue:Fruit & Spice Park - 24801 SW 187 Ave, Redland FL 33031

a celebration of all local things edible, green, and growing. Heirloom Tomato, Herb & Veggie Seedlings Fruit Trees * Park Tours *Giveaways Local Food * Chefs’ Cookoff Challenge * Music Demos * Workshops * Park Tours * Kid Stuff Get Fresh Access Bucks -up to $20- for SNAP purchases including seeds & food plants This year’s event benefits the Redland Farm Life Culinary Center Project

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Venue:22200 SW 152nd Avenue, Homestead, FL 33032

We are fortunate with wonderful weather that is ideal for growing many different crops, but our climate makes South Florida a great place for pest to proliferate. Do you know the threats to your farm? The Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach Program (VeSFO) is excited to host Cristina Urbina from USDA’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) for this month’s workshop! Come join us for Threats to South Florida Agriculture: Invasive Species

December

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Venue:22200 SW 152nd Avenue, Homestead, FL 33032

VeSFO is excited to host Gabriela Guzman, from the Jupiter Circle, for our next workshop where you can learn the tricks to using social media as a powerful business tool. Join us for Marketing and Social Media: Attracting Millennials