Media Release

September Commercial Horticulture Program

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program, for September 2016. This program are being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Worker Protection Standards Updates – Train the Trainer – September 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research & Education Unit (2556 W Hwy 318, Citra)

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.

A total of four CEUs will be available: Aerial application - Ag, Ornamental & Turf Pest Control, Soil & Greenhouse Fumigation, Forest Pest Control, Ag Tree Crop Pest Control, Ag Row Crop Pest Control, Private Applicator Ag Pest Control.

View/download the workshop flyer (PDF).

Please register by August 30. The registration fee $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Register online (with an additional fee), or call 352-337-6209 (voicemail). Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about this program, 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).