UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), or at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information about the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office's programs, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.

December 2015

Holiday Cooking Class

December 1, 2015; 5:30-7:30 pm

Guest Chef Michel Maloiseau will prepare holiday hors d’oeuvres and entrées featuring salmon and other fish.

For more information see flyer.

Registration fee is $10.00. Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by sending check by November 23rd to Alachua County HCE, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop

December 3, 2015; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders. (2) CORE, (2) Ornamental & Turf, Limited details and more information.

See brochure for registration details and more information.

This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Private Applicator Pesticide School

December 4, 2015; 8:30 am-6:00 pm

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).

Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail) at least three working days prior to program.

This program is offered by Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

Build a Rain Barrel Workshop & Sale

December 4, 2015; 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Following a short informative talk on Florida-Friendly principles to conserve water in your landscape, a workshop will be held building rain barrels. Rain barrels are an inexpensive and effective way to collect rainwater for your garden. Watch a Master Gardener build one or build your own to take home.

There is no charge to attend; however, if you choose to build a rain barrel to take home or purchase one assembled, the cost is $60.00.

Quantity is limited. Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) at least 3 days prior to program. For more information about this program call 352-955-2402.

This program is offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent and presented by Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers.

4-H 5K Little Run on the Prairie

December 5, 2015; registration is from 7:30-8:15 am. Race begins at 8:30 am - awards ceremony at 9:30 am

Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy, FL 32667

Join Alachua County 4-H in our third annual 5K run! The Little Run on the Prairie is a great way to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Payne’s Prairie State Park, all the while supporting youth in Alachua County. Proceeds from the run will impact youth through 4-H Clubs, school enrichment programs, and summer camps. After the race, there will be a presentation about the Prairie by a Park Ranger and guests can make their own healthy smoothie using the “Eat4-Health” blender bike.

Prizes, snacks, T-shirt, and entry to the park are all included with the $25.00 entry fee. Must register by November 28 to guarantee a T-shirt.

Please fill out the registration form.  For more information, see flyer.

If you have any questions please contact Matt Benge at mattbenge@ufl.edu or call the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352-955-2402.

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®)

December 8, 2015; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumer’s food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.

For registration information and more details, see brochure.

For further information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/nmdc3sc, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.