Media Release

May Agriculture & Natural Resources Program

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:30 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Program for May, 2012.  This program will be conducted by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.  The program will be held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Federal and State law requires that all agricultural workers be trained in the Worker Protection Standard by their 5th day on the job.  Attendees will receive: training in all major aspects of Worker Protection Standards, WPS Train the Trainer materials, handouts of educational materials, and a Florida Department of Agriculture Inspector will be present to answer questions on WPS enforcement & compliance.

Registration fee to attend this class is $5.00. 3 Private Applicator CEUs will be offered.  Pre-register by May 18, 2012, by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

For more information about this program, contact Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Calendar for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).