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We are pleased to announce the 2019 Southern Region Mini Land-Grant Meeting will be held March 18-21, 2019 in Coral Springs, Florida. 

The Southern Region of the U.S. has abundant opportunity as well as some enduring challenges in ensuring a safe and profitable food system, community and individual economic vitality and a healthy citizenry. The 2019 Southern Region Mini Land-Grant Meeting brings together leaders from seven groups from both 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant universities to explore avenues for improving the roles of each group and Land-Grant functions as a whole.

Meeting Purpose:
The primary purpose for this meeting is to foster interactive discussions, planning, and actions across all participating administrative units to enhance effectiveness of Land-Grant agricultural colleges’ programs, processes, and impacts through greater integration and collaboration throughout the Southern US. This will be an opportunity to jointly examine common issues, explore best practices, and initiate new partnerships with colleagues and key stakeholders, both within your state and across the region. There will also be time for each organization to meet separately or jointly with another one, to conduct business and discuss issues specific to your group, as well as time for informal social interaction between all participants.
In addition to a joint, all-day meeting on Wednesday, each organization will meet separately to conduct business pertaining to their specific group. Click here to view the overall Agenda-at-a-Glance for the entire meeting. Individual itineraries for each of the seven groups will be provided on a later date and posted on each respective representatives website.

To view the list of individual group contacts, click here .
Hotel Information
The 2019 Southern Region Mini Land Grant Meeting will be held at the Coral Springs Marriott. The property is conveniently located within minutes of everything you need for a business stay or meeting. This hotel can be considered a golfer's paradise and features on-site golfing at Heron Bay Golf Club and Academy. Enjoy fine and festive dining, shopping, beaches, spas and casinos just minutes away, or take an air boat ride through the Florida Everglades!

Click here to reserve your hotel room today!

Conference Assistant | Beline Lafayette | 352.392.5930 |
Logistics for this meeting are managed by the UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI) 

OCI is a full service conference planning division dedicated to assisting groups that support the IFAS mission "to develop knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, and the environment, and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life." Check out the OCI website to learn more about our other events.