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Thanks for A Great Meeting Everyone!

First came the welcome, now the farewell. The 2014 Planning Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who was able to make it to Orlando for the 67th Technical Training and Trade Show. We know that many of you overcame significant financial and travel obstacles to attend our meeting but we hope that we were able to meet and even exceed your expectations for this meeting, and if not at least the weather was nice! For those of you who were not able to make it, you missed a good meeting and we wish you could have come but hopefully we will see all of you in Sacramento next year!

Welcome!

This year's Society for Range Management – 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show presented by Dow AgroSciences will be held in Orlando February 8-13, 2014. The theme for the meeting is “From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands” to bring drought and water management, a problem we are all so familiar with, to the forefront of the meeting. The Plenary Session will kick off the meeting with noted speakers Dr. Reed Noss, author of Forgotten Grasslands of the South and Professor of Biology at University of Central Florida, discussing the history of grasslands in the south and orienting our largely western-based membership to the regional rangelands, Dr. Thad Box, Former Dean of Utah State University’s College of Natural Resources and regular contributor to Rangelands and Utah Public Radio, discussing the history of drought and how his experiences have changed the way he thinks and how drought has shaped the Society, and Dr. Donald Wilhite, Professor of Applied Climate Science at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Founding Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, discussing the way forward in how we deal with and manage for drought on our rangelands. Throughout the meeting we will have a large diversity of technical sessions, workshops and symposia covering a range of topics from wildlife to fire ecology.

Just Out of the Chute Late Abstract Submission

Presentations will not make it into the printed program but will be included in the Daily Trail Boss as well as the mobile application. Acceptance is not guaranteed but will be fit into the program to fill cancellations. Email submissions directly to john.turpin@usda.gov. Titles have a 15 word limit and all major words in the title are to be capitalized and scientific names italicized. There is a 300 word maximum for abstracts which must accompany all submissions. Provide author information including name, affiliation for a maximum of 5 authors. Notify the program chair who the presenter will be and whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. NOTE: The late submission is only for individuals who are definitely coming to the conference, as these submissions will be used to fill cancellations.

Pre-Registration Has Now Ended

Pre-registration for the 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show, presented by DowAgrosciences, ended January 17, 2014. All registrations must now be done on-site at the meeting, this includes tour registration and purchase of tickets for the dinner buses and SRM Gala featuring The Bellamy Brothers.

The Disney Wilderness Preserve tour is SOLD OUT, and severatl other tours are nearly sold out, please purchase tour registrations as soon as you arrive on-site to get a spot. Dinner bus tickets will also be sold at on-site registration, please purchase these as soon as you arrive as well to ensure we have enough buses.

SRM Gala, Featuring The Bellamy Brothers

Bellamy Brothers

Announcing the first ever SRM Gala featuring The Bellamy Brothers! The Bellamy Brothers, Florida locals, have been making country music since the 1960's and have released more than 50 albums. Visit SRM Gala for more information.





Articles About the Meeting

If you are thinking to yourself "I think I'll save my money and skip the tours so I can afford to take my kids to Disney on the weekend." I'm here to change your mind! Our technical tours are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Where else can you ride a swamp buggy, meet up with the Python Patrol, and get an all access tour of the largest cow-calf operation in the United States? Full Article

Ladies get out your favorite pastel Caribbean resort wear and gentlemen dig out your speedos to fit in with the European crowd down by the pool! I feel confident that after reading this account of my visit during the May walk-through at the Caribe Royale Hotel you will be ready to register for the conference and book your stay. Full Article

Silk Wild Rags

The Young Professionals Conclave will be making the 2nd edition silk wild rags for the 2014 SRM meeting.