Media Release

February Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:45 AM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for February, 2013. These programs are offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.  Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Private Applicator Pesticide School – February 21, 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.  The workshop has two sessions.  The morning session covers General Standards (CORE).  The afternoon session will cover Private Applicator Pest Control.  CORE & Private Applicator Exams will be offered at the end of their sessions.

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

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

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than February 18.  For more information call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Agronomic Crop Workshop – February 25, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Alachua Public Library (14913 NW 140 Street, Alachua).

This workshop will discuss disease control strategies and irrigation management for peanuts, corn and soybeans.  Speakers include: Dr. Nick Dufault & Dr. Diane Rowland.

Pesticide CEUs and CCAs will be offered.

Free registration (lunch provided). 

Register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than February 21. 

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

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • 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).