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.

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.

Summer Pond Workshop

July 30, 2015; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
18310 SE 75 Street, Micanopy, FL  32667

This workshop is for anyone interested in managing their pond for recreational fishing.  Topics include:  Controlling Aquatic Weeds, Fish Species Selection, Pond Water Quality, and Stocking Rate.

Registration is $5.00 (includes dinner).  You can pay at the door.  To register, please call 352-955-2402 by July 28, 2015.

See flyer for more details.

This program is offered by 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.

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop

August 27, 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 Commercial Landscape.  

Registration is $25.00 (includes materials and lunch).

See brochure for registration details and more information.

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