UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County 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 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), 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 UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.

July 2015

Hay Field Day

July 9, 2015; 9:00 am to 2:15 pm
Santa Fe River Ranch, 29220 NW 122 Street, Alachua

The Northeast Florida Livestock Agents Group is hosting its 17th Annual Hay Field Day. There will be dealers present to demonstrate their latest equipment. Two keynote speakers will include Dr. Matt Hersom, Extension Beef Specialist, and Dr. Jason Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialist.

Pesticide & Certified Crop Advisors CEUs available.

Registration is $10.00 in advance, $15.00 day of event. Lunch will be served by Farm Credit. Registration begins at 8:30 am; Programs/Exhibits at 9:00 am; and Equipment Demonstrations at 11:00 am. Register at Eventbrite: http://tinyurl.com/p3x6dno.

For topics and more information, see flyer. This program is offered by Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.

Water Quality Tours

July 22-24, 2015; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Freedom Community Center, 7340 SW 41 Place, Gainesville

Objectives: To provide decision makers, community leaders, and private citizens with research based factual information about Alachua County's water resources. To encourage improved public policy decisions relative to water issues in Alachua County and Florida.

Tour stops include: Urban Watershed - Gainesville Area; Rural Watershed - Agricultural Operations; Springs Watershed - Poe Springs.

Check-in at 8:45 am. Tour bus leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served. Registration is limited to first 50 participants. Registration fee is $40.00. To reserve your seat, please pay in advance at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.

See flyer for more details.

Canning Workshop

July 25, 2015; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Basic information on canning foods using the boiling-water canner and steam pressure canner. Directions and tips will also be included on making jams, jellies and pickles.

No registration fee; printed materials will be available for $3.00 per set. Please pre-register for this class by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences 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.