Since the forced cancellation of Citrus Expo this week due to official storm warnings and related factors, Citrus Expo has been working hard to research and secure some way of providing the important research updates and other materials readied for presentation to the grower and industry community. The Citrus Expo Seminars Day in this post will combine both days of Citrus Expo Seminars into a SINGLE FULL DAY. Note: CEU credits for both days of seminars that had been planned for Citrus Expo will be offered for those participating in this full day of re-scheduled presentations.
READ ON for more information on date, time, place, and other Citrus Expo Seminar Day festivities.
TRADE SHOW UPDATE: There will be no Trade Show related to this replacement day of seminars, and there will be no other attempt to replace the trade show for this year. Expenses are being accounted for and an exhibitor refund plan is being readied. Further information on these issues will be available and communicated to affected parties in the days ahead. It was to have been a fully sold out show this year and we regret these circumstances greatly. Thanks to all for your patience and cooperation.
CITRUS EXPO SEMINARS DAY REPLACEMENT PLAN
Who: Most all of the same Citrus Expo Seminar presenters are re-scheduled to present
Growers and Citrus Expo vendors and sponsors are welcome to attend
What: The same lineup of Citrus Expo Seminar talks will be combined into one full day.
Festivities to include lunch and BBQ dinner immediately after seminars conclude.
The day will also include Citrus Expo prizes, giveaways and other sponsor announcements.
When: Thursday, September 4, 2008, 8:00 a.m. â€“ 6:00 p. m.
Where: University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred.
AND at Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee where â€œLIVEâ€ video conference with lunch & dinner and prize tie-ins for up to 100 RSVPâ€™d participants will be set up.
How: Working with officials and facilities of available UF research centers in the two locations mentioned above. FYI, the Indian River facility was already booked solid for the day so weâ€™ll see Indian River growers at Lake Alfred.
Why: TO DELIVER what we can of the cancelled Citrus Expo, particularly the timely speaker presentations and research updates so important to growers and industry.
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO this website and http://www.CitrusExpo.net/ for further details.