First Call for Titles and Abstracts to the 133rd Florida State Horticultural Society Annual Meeting
- October 18 – 20, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota
- Abstract Submission By: July 15, 2020
This year’s FSHS meeting brings us back to Sarasota, FL at the Hyatt Regency. Sarasota boasts many attractions such as: The Ringling, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium, and so much more.
All who submit an abstract also need to submit an Author’s Agreement at the same time. More info is below.
The 2020 Meeting of FSHS will feature presentations of applied research pertaining to horticultural and agronomic crops and products, and new developments and practices that have been put into use by growers, processors, allied industries, and other horticultural interests in Florida. Growers, processors and those in allied industries are encouraged to present papers. The meeting also features posters presented by county extension faculty. The meeting will again feature two FSHS student competitions: a Student Best Oral Presentation Competition and a Student Best Paper Competition. Student Competition guidelines are listed at the end of the announcement.
FSHS will also host the County Faculty Poster Session. County faculty with programmatic responsibilities in Horticulture, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Sciences are encouraged to submit entries provided the topic of the poster involves horticultural commodities.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
I. Contributed oral presentations
Authors in good standing (dues paid) with FSHS are encouraged to submit abstracts before March 20, 2020. The early submissions will be used as part of our advertising for the meeting. Abstracts are due by July 15, 2020 by 11:59pm using the Online Abstract Questionnaire link below. No late submissions accepted. All will be published on the FSHS web site. Papers presented at the Annual Meeting also require an author’s agreement, and will be published in the Proceedings of the FSHS. Manuscripts are due at the time of the presentation for FSHS via electronic submission to the sectional VP and editor.
The abstract limit is 250 words. Abstracts should be uploaded (MS word or Rich Text ONLY) using this Online Abstract Questionnaire link (https://form.jotform.com/200465251987157) and formatted according to FSHS guidelines. Abstract preparation guidelines are provided in the online form. See the FSHS website for complete format instructions for manuscript preparation (https://fshs.org/author-instructions/).
2020 FSHS Sectional Vice Presidents
|Session Session||VP||VP Email address|
|Citrus||Laurie Hurner||[email protected]|
|Ornamentals, Garden & Landscape||Wagner Vendrame||[email protected]|
|Handling & Processing||Travis Chapin||[email protected]|
|Krome Memorial||Ron Rice||[email protected] or
|Vegetable||German Sandoya||[email protected]|
|Agroecology and Natural Resources||Lyn Gettys||[email protected]|
II. Poster presentations
Posters should present an Extension program following the format: title, author(s), affiliation, introduction/ background, problem faced by the target audience, objectives and educational approach, teaching(s) offered, curriculum used, outcomes and impacts, and pros and cons in adopting this program in another county. Posters must be self-standing (hard back; size not to exceed 4-ft wide x 3-ft tall) and set up will be on Sunday June 7th between 3:00 and 5:00 pm, and poster must be removed by Tuesday, June 10th at 12:30 p.m. Interaction/discussion between meeting audience and authors will be facilitated during one poster session. The 500-word expanded abstracts (1 page of text and 1 page of tables, figures or pictures) will be published in the FSHS proceedings. Note that FSHS publications allow for links to videos. Submit your extended abstracts to the Poster Session Coordinator, Taylor Clem, via the 2020 FSHS Online Abstract Questionnaire. Questions on formatting, contact Taylor at [email protected].
Student Best Oral Presentation Competition (SBOPC): All student abstracts are eligible to participate in the SBOPC competition. To compete, at the time of submission of the abstract, you will ANSWER YES in Section 4 in the Online Abstract Questionnaire. No late abstract submissions will be accepted. Abstracts submitted to the SPOPC competition will be evaluated and 15 finalists will be selected to be evaluated during the annual meeting. Abstracts are judged on the importance of the subject to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, organization, clarity, and succinctness. Finalists will be notified within a month of abstract submission. Finalist presentations are judged on importance of the subject to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, organization, awareness of current literature, fluency, clarity of presentation, effective use of figures and tables, report of conclusions, completeness, timing, and response to questions. For more information on the SBOPC competition, contact Michelle Danyluk ([email protected]).
Student Best Paper Competition (SBPC): To participate in the 2020 SBPC, students must submit a manuscript (https://fshs.org/author-instructions/) to the Proceedings of the FSHS as required by the student author agreement, by checking the box that says “I am interested in participating in the Best Written Paper Competition (limited to full papers published in the Proceedings”. Following publication of the Proceedings of FSHS., entries will be judged on relevance to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, experimental design rigor, literature review, completeness, and clarity. Awards for the 2020 Student Best Paper Competition will be given at the 2021 FSHS Annual Meeting. For more information on the SBPC competition, Michelle Danyluk ([email protected]).