Media Release

March Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:45 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for March, 2013. These programs are offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.  These programs are held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon

This workshop is designed to prepare agricultural producers to train their agriculture workers and pesticide handlers in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). WPS training is required for all workers on farms, forests, commercial nurseries, and commercial greenhouses.  An official from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be present to answer questions on WPS compliance.

3 CEUs for Private Applicator, Aerial Application, Agriculture Row Crop, Agriculture Tree Crop, Forest Pest Control and Ornamental & Turf will be available.

Registration fee is $5.00 (includes light refreshments).

See attached flyer for more information.

Register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than February 28.

General Standards (CORE) Pesticide Workshop – March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This training session will cover pesticide safety, pesticide regulations environmental protection, and the principles of pest control.  Applicators that apply pesticides in either the agricultural or landscaping industry are encouraged to attend.

4 CORE CEUs will be offered.

Registration fee is $5.00 (includes light refreshments).

Register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than March 18. 

Right of Way & Natural Areas Weed Control Workshop – March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This workshop will cover exotic weed identification, herbicides for natural areas and right of ways, principles of vegetation management and herbicide calculations.

3 CEUs for Natural Area & Right of Way will be available.

Registration fee is $5.00 (includes light refreshments).

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).