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Green Industries Best Management Practices

April 29, 2014; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County  Office
2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609

 

This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. This is a required training class for all commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators in Alachua County according to the Alachua County Fertilizer Standards and Management Practices Code. 

Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.  In some areas, you need to be certified in the BMPs to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers.  It will be mandatory throughout the state in the near future.  Stay a step ahead of the new requirements.

·         Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders.  For CEUs, get form signed before you leave.

·         (2) CORE, (2) Ornamental & Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance categories.

Cost $25.00 includes materials and lunch,

 space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

This program is being offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.   

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

Alachua Home Grown Tours

May 1, 2014; 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
THE TOUR IS FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is conducting the 4th Annual "Alachua Home Grown Farm Tours". The tour bus leaves the office at 8:00 am - please arrive by 7:45 am. A box lunch will be served. The registration fee is $20.00 - includes lunch and bus fee. Registration will be limited to the first 40 pre-paid registrants. To reserve a seat, payment must be made in advance to the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office. THE BUS IN FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY.

Agricultural products in Alachua County range from beef cattle, vegetables, fruit, nurseries, goats, chickens, and much more. Agricultural value added impacts is a $102 million dollar industry in Alachua County.

For more information about this program call 352-955-2402.

Before You Tie The Knot

May 5 & 12, 2014; 5:30-7:30 pm
Register by April 28th
Alachua County Extension Office
This is a premarital class that provides a certificate worth $32.50 reduction of the fee for a marriage license obtained in Alachua County.  The program consists of two workshops, each lasting 2 hours.  Participants must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
For more details and to register, please see brochure.  This program is offered by Dr. Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.  Dr. Williams may be contacted at 352-955-2402 or bwilliams@alachuacounty.us.

Small Fruits

 

May 7, 2014; 6:00-7:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville
For further information and registration, please click on the calendar.  This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Groundcovers & Turf Alternatives

 

May 8, 2014; 3:00-4:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville
For further information and registration, please click on the calendar.  This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Canning Workshop

May 13, 2014; 1:30-3:30 pm
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville
and
repeated from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Gilchrist County Library, 105 NE 11 Avenue, Trenton.

Class covers basic information on canning foods using the steam pressure canner or boiling-water canner. Directions and tips will also be included on making jams, jellies and pickles.

There is no cost, but registration is required. Please pre-register at least three working days prior to workshop by calling 352-463-3176. Printed materials will be available for $3.00 per set. This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe)

May 14, 2014; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville

This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumer’s food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. For further information and to register, please visit http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723. This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Famiy & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Perennials & Florida-Friendly Landscaping

 

May 14, 2014; 6:00-7:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville
For further information and registration, please click on the calendar.  This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

2014 Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest

May 17, 2014; 8:00 am - noon
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office
2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville 

The Master Gardener Plant sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available at exceptional prices. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.   

The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, raising goats & rabbits, growing mushrooms, raised bed gardening and much more.  Also presentations are scheduled on the following topics: Herbs in the Garden, Backyard Chickens and Heirloom Vegetables.  Come and learn more about locally grown food, producing and growing food.   

Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program see flyer. This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.  Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

Converting to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

 

May 21, 2014; 6:00-7:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville
For further information and registration, please click on the calendar.  This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance

May 27, 2014; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39th Ave, G'ville

This class includes six hours of the required training for LCLM license applicants. Participants needing recertification can attend the first four hours of class, but are encouraged to take the Advanced Landscape Training Workshop instead. The LCLM license exam will be given the same day as the class. You must have all of your license application paperwork completed to sit for the exam.

Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories: 3 General Standards/Core, 3 Ornamental & Turf, 3 Private Applicator Ag, 3 Limited Lawn & Ornamental, 3 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 3 Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.

The registration fee is $30.00 and includes program materials, refreshments, and lunch for the day. To pre-register call 352-337-6209 (voicemail) at least three (3) days prior to the class. This program is presented by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Rural Energy Workshop

May 29, 2014; 6:00-8:00 pm
UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39th Ave, G'ville

Come learn about solar power and other sustainable energy sources for your farm and home. Topics will include: solar power systems for agriculture and residential use as well as the economics of solar power. 

There is no cost to attend this workshop (dinner will be provided). Pre-register at 352-337-6209 (voice mail) by May 27th. This program is presented by Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.

Equine Workshop

May 31, 2014; 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
IFAS Horse Teaching Unit, 1934 SW 63 Avenue, Gainesville

There will be sessions for beginning and advanced horse owners. The beginning sessions will cover horse nutrition, hoof care, and the economics of horse ownership. The advanced sessions will cover horse rations, hay quality, and legal liability for horse owners. Identification and control of toxic weeds will be taught after both sessions. Our two keynote speakers are: Dr. Amanda House and Dr. Toots Banner. Dr. House, Clinical Associate Professor at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, will be discussing strategic deworming for horses. Dr. Toots Banner, Large Animal Veterinarian, will be discussing equine dentistry. 

There is no cost to attend this workshop (lunch will be provided). Pre-register at 352-337-6209 (voice mail) by May 28th. This program is offered by Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.

 

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.




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