Growers across the Florida Panhandle and Southern Georgia are invited to attend the 2024 Emerging Crop Production Systems Forum, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, located at 155 Research Road, Quincy, Florida. This two-day field day is designed to educate growers about BMPs for sustainable and organic emerging crop production systems. The focus crops are fruits, vegetables, medicinal, and specialty crops. The first day (May 16th) will be full of educational seminars, and the second (May 17th) will be for farm visits. Topics will include Soil Testing 101, High Tunnel Crop Production, Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable Systems, Diverse Fruit Tree Systems, and more. The tours include the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center and Full Earth Farms. The program consists of a farmer panel discussion, where attendees can ask farmers questions about their production systems. A Tradeshow will be included to educate growers about resources that are offered from agricultural organizations. Lunch is included on both days.

The registration fee is $10/person and includes refreshments, lunch, and educational materials. To register, use the following link:

Come network and learn with other farmers, UF/IFAS and FAMU Extension and Research Personnel and other industry representatives!


Day 1 (May 16th): Speakers & Topics 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Keynote Speaker- Dr. Jennifer Taylor
  • Soil and Nutrient Testing- Dr. Emma Matcham
  • Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable Production Systems- Dr. Danielle Treadwell
  • High Tunnel Production: Alternative and Specialty Crops- Dr. Alex Bolques
  • Diversified Fruit Tree Systems – Dr. Muhammad Shahid
  • Muscadine Production in North Florida- Frank Humphries
  • Water Resource and Regulations Programs- Dr. Andrea Albertin
  • Sustainable and Organic Farmer Assistance- Florida Organic Growers

Day 2 (May 17th): Farm Tour 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center Tour – Quincy, Florida
  • Full Earth Farm Tour – Quincy, Florida