October Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs

​The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs for October 2021. These programs are being offered by Dr. Kevin Korus, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

Private Applicator & Agricultural Row Crops – A Review – October 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent), at the Freedom Community Center at Veterans Memorial Park (7340 S.W. 41 Place, Gainesville).

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. There will be no exams offered on the day of the class. Participants can schedule their exam by calling 352-955-2402. 

Up to four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for applicators that already have their licenses. CEUs available include General Standard Core, Ag Row Crop, and Private Applicator. 

The registration fee is $25.00. Participants must register online by October 18. A late fee of $10.00 will be applied for registrations after October 18 or if paying at the door. This class is limited to 20 participants, and there will be no refunds for the registration fee.  

COVID-19 Precautions: Please practice social distancing during this event. Participants must wear facial coverings to enter the facility and while indoors. Those who cannot wear a facial covering must contact the agents for online alternatives for Continuing Education Units. 

Fish Health & Pond Workshop – October 29, from 1 p.m.to 5 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (7922 N.W. 71 Street, Gainesville).

This workshop covers all aspects of pond management. Specialists from the University of Florida will discuss fish pond management (construction, species selection, stocking rates/times, harvesting and calculating pond area/volume), fish health, water quality testing, aquatic weed management, and selecting desirable pond plants.

Up to four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for Aquatic Pest Control and Private Applicator.

The registration fee is $20.00. Participants must register online. This class is limited to 15 participants. Attendees are required to wear masks for the duration of the class when indoors; however, masks will not be required when outdoors if 6 feet of space is given between attendees. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Kevin Korus, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. 

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Tom Obreza, Interim 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.

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