Alachua County Extension Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the Extension 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 Alachua County Extension Service's programs, please contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 352/955-2406 (TDD/TYY), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu.

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

May 2015

Food Safety & Quality Program (ServSafe®)

May 20, 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 further information and to register, please visit  http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/Extension/HNFS/FoodSafety/ or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

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

Private Applicator Pesticide School

May 21, 2015; 9:00 am - 5:00 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 $10.00 (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, Ag & Natural Resources Agent and Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

June 2015

Annie's Project

June 2, 2015; 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Alachua County Extension Office
June 9, 2015; 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Marion County Extension Office
June 11, 2015; 4:30 - 7 :30 pm - Marion County Extension Office
June 16, 2015; 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Marion County Extension Office
June 23, 2015; 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Marion County Extension Office
June 30, 2015; 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Alachua County Extension Office

Annie's Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.  Through six educational sessions, Annie's Project fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women.

Registration course fee is $50.00 - due by May 22, 2015; by 5:00 pm.  Make checks payable to Marion County Extension Advisory Committee.

See flyer for more details. This program is offered by Cindy Sanders, County Extension Director, and Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Equine Workshop

Saturday, June 6, 2015; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Jacksvonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville

The Northeast Florida Livestock Agents Group is presenting this workshop.  Topics include:  disaster preparation, toxic weed identification and management, fencing, farmscaping your ranch, nutrition and herd health.  This workshop will be conducted by UF/IFAS Equine Extension Specialist, Carissa Wickens, and UF/IFAS Extension Agents from the Northeast District Extension Offices.

The registration fee to attend this workshop is $10.00 (late registration fee is $20.00), lunch will be provided.  Please register at Eventbrite by June 3rd - http://tinyurl.com/prudxfx.

For additional information regarding this program, please contact Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent, at 352-955-2402 or bwilder@ufl.edu.

See flyer for more details.

Honey Extraction & Bottling

June 13, 2015; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
UF Plant Science Facility

This class will provide information on honey extraction from bee hives and selling honey at the local markets. There is no cost to attend this class.

This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.  For more information see Commercial Horticulture Class brochure.  

Green Industries Best Management Practices

June 18, 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. This is a required training class for all commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators in Alachua County according to the Alachua County Fertilizer Standards and Management Practices Code.

A “Commercial Fertilizer Applicator” means any person who applies fertilizer on turf and/or landscape plants in Alachua County in exchange for money, goods, ser-vices or other valuable consideration.

An “Institutional Fertilizer Applicator” means any per-son, other than a non-commercial or commercial appli-cator (unless such definitions also apply under the cir-cumstances), that applies fertilizer for the purpose of maintaining turf and/or landscape plants. Institutional applicators shall include, but shall not be limited to, owners and managers of public lands, schools, parks, religious institutions, utilities, industrial or business sites and any residential properties maintained in con-dominium and/or common ownership.

Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders. For CEUs, get form signed before you leave. Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories: 2 Core and 2 Ornamental & Turf, Limited Commercial Land-scape Maintenance categories.

Cost $25.00 includes materials and lunch.  See brochure for more information.

This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Ph.D., Commercial Horticulture Agent and Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.

August 2015

4-H Summer Fun Day

August 12, 2015; 8:00 am
Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Ft White, FL

Tubing, food, swimming and games. $6.00 entry fee to park; $5.00 tubing fee per person.

RSVP to Mr. Matt by July 31.  See flyer for more details.