Media Release

October Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Friday, September 30, 2011 10:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for October, 2011.  These programs will be conducted by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.  The programs will be held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Aquatic Pest Control Applicator Pesticide School - Wednesday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   
This workshop is designed to provide training for commercial or public applicators seeking certification & licensure to apply pesticides for aquatic plant control in Florida.

Full day registration fee is $45.00 (includes books & lunch), $10.00 (no books & includes lunch) and half day registration fee is $5.00 (no books, no lunch).  To register, call 352-955-2402 by October 12.  CORE Exam & Aquatic Applicator Exam will be offered at the end of their session.  1 CORE & 5 Aquatic Applicator CEUs will be offered, CCAs will be available.

Worker Protection Standard – Train the Trainer Workshop - Wednesday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Federal and State law require that all agricultural workers be trained in the Worker Protection Standard by their 5th day on the job.  By attending this workshop you will receive: training in all major aspects of Worker Protection Standards (WPS), WPS Train the Trainer materials, handouts of educational material and a Department of Agriculture Inspector will be present to answer questions on WPS enforcement and compliance.

There is a $5.00 registration fee, please register by October 21, at 352-955-2402. 3 Private Applicator CEUs will be offered.

For more information about these programs, call 352-955-2402. Visit for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).