Annual Retreat

Wed. June 14th

8:00 am – 3:30 pm           Student Sustainability Bootcamp 

4:30 – 8:00 pm                 Opening Reception & Poster Session

Thur. June 15th

Note that research posters will be accessible all day on Thursday.

7:30 am                               Breakfast available

8:30 – 9:15 am                   Welcome and Center Updates

9:15 – 9:30 am                   Break & Group Photo

9:30 – 10:15 am                 Ag Nitrogen Use Panel Discussion (Joint Ops 1)

10:15 – 11:00 am               Workshops (Session 1)

11:00 – 12:15 pm               (Net)Working Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 pm                 Ag Water Use Panel Discussion (Joint Ops 2)

1:00 – 1:45 pm                   Workshops (Session 2)

1:45 – 2:00 pm                   Break

2:00 – 3:00 pm                   Technology Roadmapping Group Activity

3:00 – 5:00 pm                   Choose-your-own-Ag-venture

6:00 – 7:30 pm                   Dinner on-your-own

7:45 pm                                Visit to University of Florida Bat Barns
Meet in the Hilton lobby to walk to bat houses in time for sunset (8:30 pm)

Fri. June 16th

Field trips to IoT4Ag Testbeds in Live Oak, FL

7:30 am                Breakfast available

8:30 am                Buses depart for Live Oak, FL

9:30 am                First Stop

10:30 am              NFREC Tour

11:30 am               Lunch

12:30 pm              First bus departs to Gainesville airport

1:00 pm                Second stop

2:30 pm                Second bus departs to Gainesville airport and hotel

Land Acknowledgement

IoT4Ag acknowledges that for thousands of years, the area we call Florida has been, and continues to be, home to many Native Nations. The University of Florida campus is located on the ancestral territory of the Potano and of the Seminole peoples. The Potano lived in the region from before European arrival until the destruction of their towns in the early 1700s. The Seminole established towns in the area shortly after but were forced from the land as a result of a series of wars with the United States known as the Seminole Wars. We acknowledge our obligation to honor the past, present, and future Native residents and cultures of Florida, especially in the context of agriculture and food systems.


Thank you to the University of Florida Smathers Libraries for providing these land acknowledgement resources.

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and well-being of our members and other meeting attendees are of utmost importance to IoT4Ag. We ask that all attendees please plan ahead to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours before traveling to the Annual Retreat. While at the meeting, we will have at-home tests available and will ask that anyone who experiences any potential symptoms of COVID-19 get tested locally or contact for an at-home test.

Additional information on symptoms, testing and healthcare guidance can be found on the CDC website. You can read the latest information from the University of Florida on their website and suggested locations where you may obtain COVID-19 testing in the local Gainesville area if needed or desired.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the health and safety of our members.

Final agenda details coming in April 2023! 




IoT4Ag members can click here to register for the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Registration deadline: March 30, 2023


Event Details


Recommended Attire: Snappy casual — don’t forget comfortable shoes!

Venue Details:

  • Hilton UF Conference Center: 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
    Phone: 352-371-3600
    Hilton UF Website
    Free parking is available at the hotel, no parking pass required.
  • North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC)
    NFREC Suwanee Valley:
    8202 County Road 417, Live Oak, FL 32060
    Phone: 386-362-1725
    UF IFAS (
    Shuttle transportation to Live Oak will be provided.




  • Preferred hotel: Hilton UF Conference Center
    1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

  • Overflow hotel: Aloft Gainesville University Area
    3743 Hull Road,Gainesville, FL 32607 (10 minute walk to Hilton UF)


Travel to Gainesville, FL


  • The nearest airport to University of Florida is Gainesville (GNV) Airport which is less than 10 miles from the conference hotels.
  • Other nearby airports include Jacksonville (JAX) (75 miles), Orlando Sanford (SFB) (90 miles), Orlando (MCO) (110 miles) and Tampa (TPA) (120 miles).


On-campus Travel Options

  • Shuttles and buses will be provided for longer distance transportation during the Annual Retreat. 
  • Uber and Lyft services are readily available in Gainesville. 
  • Other options for getting around the University of Florida, including the Regional Transit System (RTS) buses, are available here.


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