Media Release

October Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for October, 2012. These programs are offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.  The programs will be held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Ag Management Workshop – October 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Topics include: agricultural law, farm liability, crop insurance and farm business plans.  Cindy Sanders, Director/Livestock Agent, Alachua County Cooperative Extension, will also be presenting.

Registration fee is $5.00 (includes meal).

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than September 28.  For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Private Applicator – October 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This workshop is designed to provide training in practices related to Private Applicator Agricultural Pest Control License for anyone working in the agricultural industry.  CORE Exam & Private Applicator Exam will be offered at the end of their session.

3 CORE & 3 Private Applicator CEUs will be offered, CCAs will be available.

Full day registration fee $40.00 (includes books & lunch), $10.00 (no books), half day registration fee $5.00 (no lunch).

 Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than October 17. For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – October 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This workshop will include: Training in all major aspects of Worker Protection Standards (WPS), WPS Train the Trainer materials, handouts of educational material, and Florida Department of Agriculture Inspector will be present to answer questions on WPS enforcement & compliance.

3 Private Applicator and Ag Row Crop CEUs will be available.

There will be a $5.00 registration fee.

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than October 19. For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Florida Master Naturalist Wetlands Series – October 25 through November 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (evening classes) and tentative field trips dates – November 3, November 10 and November 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Wetland Module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Freshwater Wetlands in Florida – marshes, swamps and permanent wetlands (lakes, rivers, springs and streams).

Click to see the syllabus for the class and to register.

Registration fee is $225.00.  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

For more information about these programs contact Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office 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.  IFAS is a cooperative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida, the Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners. 

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).