June signals the official start of summer, and it also features the annual meetings of two of Florida’s largest commodities: The Florida Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference. Such conventions, conferences and meetings offer industry participants the opportunity to learn, set policy, network and more. No doubt, attendees to the annual meetings of both important industries in Florida agriculture will have a lot to see, do and discuss.

FCA Annual Convention

Scheduled for June 14th to the 16th, the FCA Annual Convention is being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Florida. The convention will find Florida’s Cattlemen and other cattle-related groups getting down to business, with fundraising and fun events mixed in. Meetings and committees, such as the FCA Executive Committee Meeting & Luncheon, fill most of the convention’s days. Fun events sprinkled in include the FCA Sweetheart and Past Sweethearts Meet & Greet, the Youth Quiz Bowl, a volleyball tournament and a golf tournament. A silent auction and a vendor display area round out the convention’s activities. There’s still time to register online here to attend the event.

Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference

Set for June 15th to the 17th, the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference is sure to focus heavily on citrus greening (HLB) and its effects on The Sunshine State’s citrus industry. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point hotel in Bonita Springs, Florida. In addition to meetings, educational sessions—concerning what’s working in HLB and bactericides—the conference features events like a silent auction, a family fishing excursion, a cocktail reception and more. It’s a prime time for industry players—growers, businesses, industry leaders and others—to meet and go over the pressing issues affecting the Florida citrus industry. To register for this event or to get more information, click here.

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Photo: 2016 Polk County Cattlemen’s; UF/IFAS Trade Show and Ranch Rodeo. Bartow, Fla. Feb. 13, 2016. Photo by Tom Hagerty.