Media Release

October Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for October, 2015.  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) unless otherwise indicated.

Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – October 22, from 9 a.m. to noon (with Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent)

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 $10.00 (includes light refreshments). 

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than October 19.

NFLAG Master Herdsman Series – October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., UF/IFAS Extension Clay County (2463 SR 16 West, Green Cove Springs)

The Master Herdsman Series is for ranchers both large and small that are interested in improving their knowledge of animal husbandry. The series will cover management, reproduction, nutrition, and laws and regulations for cattle, goats, horses, and poultry. The series will also have a session on pasture weed control and forage production. Participants must attend at least four workshops to become a Master Herdsman.

Registration is $50.00 for entire series, or $20.00 per class, late registration will be $30.00.Registration is available on-line (with additional fee).  Please pre-register at least three days in advance by calling 352-955-2402.

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).