Media Release

September Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 AM
Worker Protection Standards

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for September, 2014.  These programs are being offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – September 4, 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).

Please register by calling 352-955-2402 no later than September 2.

Private Applicator Pesticide School – September 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This workshop is designed to provide training for the private applicator agricultural pest control license.  The private applicator license is required for anyone that applies restricted use pesticides to their own farm, greenhouse or nursery.  Topics include: private applicator and regulations, equipment calibration and pesticide arithmetic, pesticide safety and principles of pest control.

3 Core & 3 Private Applicator CEUs will be offered for applicators that already have their licenses.

Full day registration fee $15.00 (includes lunch), half day registration fee $5.00 (no lunch).

Please register by calling 352-955-2402 no later than September 19.

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).