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 and to register, 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 2016

4th Annual Little Run on the Prairie 5K

Decemer 3, 2016; 8:00 a.m.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy, FL 32667

Alachua County 4-H is hosting the “4th Annual Little Run on the Prairie 5K” which is a trail that runs through the historic and pristine Paynes Prairie. This is a community & family orientated event organized through a teen/adult partnership. The money raised through the event goes towards 4-H summer camp scholarships for special interest, residential and county day camps. Dogs are allowed.

For more information and to register on-line visit: http://tinyurl.com/gwjoofp. The race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

This program is being offiered by Amanda Morgan, 4-H Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program (ServSafe®)

December 6, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

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 call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723 or visit http://tinyurl.com/nmdc3sc.

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

2016 Suwannee Valley Watermelon Institute

December 8, 2016; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Food Safety Session - it is optional)
1:00-7:00 p.m. (Watermelon Institute Meeting)

Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

The University of Florida IFAS Extension agents in the Suwannee Valley of North Florida and the Suwannee River Partnership are planning the annual Suwannee Valley Watermelon Institute including educational sessions, an industry trade show, and dinner for Thursday, December 8, 2016.

The objective of the Institute is to gather watermelon producers from all over Florida to meet. Well over 100 growers and industry representatives have attended this meeting in each of the past three years. There is no charge to attend this event.

See flyer for more information.

For questions contact UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352-955-2402 or the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center at 386-362-1725, ext. 103.

This program is offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.