ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Program for August, 2013. This program is being offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).
Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop – August 8, 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 352-337-6209 (voicemail) no later than August 5.
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.