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Ocala summit next week tackles county conservation

An upcoming summit in Ocala will address the growth in Marion County and how it affects the city’s brand as the Horse Capital of the World.

On Tuesday, November 23, Conversations About Conservation 2021 Summit is being held at the Ocala Breeder’s Sales Company auditorium (1701 SW 60th Avenue) from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Among the speakers are John C. Malone, a business executive, philanthropist, and owner of over 2 million acres including Ocala’s Bridlewood Farm. Malone is the largest private landowner in the United States and will share his passion for land conservation during the summit.

Kevin Sheilley, president and CEO of Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership, will speak about Marion County’s economic and business development along with the importance of balancing growth with conservation.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until the summit officially begins at 12 p.m.

In addition to the speakers, the results of a Marion County Quality of Life Survey will be discussed and the inaugural winner of the Acorn Conservation Award will also be revealed.

Those wishing to attend the summit in-person can register for a $35 fee. There is also a live-stream option available for $15.

For more information, or to register, visit the Conversations About Conservation 2021 Summit website.