Thursday, October 23, 2014
Some space still remains for the Attaining Optimum Blueberry Yield Workshop being held at my office in Tavares on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, October 23; Agenda and registration information linked below:
Friday, October 24 is the pre-registration deadline for the East Central Florida Farm Safety Day being held at my office in Tavares on Friday, October 31; Agenda and registration information linked below:
Please let me know if you have any questions and looking forward to seeing many of you over the next several weeks.
Gary K. England
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 343-4101 Ext. 2729
(352) 343-2767 FAX
Agencies Explain Financial, Technical Assistance for Agricultural Producers
USDA agencies and UF Extension present information and answer questions in English and Spanish about services and technical assistance available for agricultural producers Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, 18710SW 288 Street, Homestead, Fla. 33030. Register free at www.usdaconference.eventbrite.com
Public Affairs Florida
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will conduct a Listening Session regarding the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rules. The Listening Session will include presentations by the FDA regarding the updated revisions to two proposed FSMA rules: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation.
Date/Time: November 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Where: The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
We encourage all interested parties to attend this opportunity to hear the proposed rule changes directly from the FDA. You can attend this event either in person or by using your own computer and phone. Use the links below to choose your method of participation and to register for this program.
Click here to register to attend in person.
A complimentary meal will be provided for those in-person attendees who register for the lunch ticket option by November 14.
For those unable to attend in Wimauma but still wish to hear the presentation, the event will be broadcast via the internet and phone.
Click here to register to attend via your computer and phone. https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2056556597121809666
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
All the best
County Extension Director
Regional Vegetable Agent IV
UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension
PO Box 68
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Good morning! Lots of UF/IFAS news today:
New 4-H agent aims to increase participation by high-school students (Lake)
Urban farming is on the menu at Pinellas County Extension
Charitable IFAS garage sale a success
Brevard County fair delivers on traditional event trappings
Fuzzy balls invade Central Florida; what are they?
Get ahead before ‘fall back’ (Clay)
Holiday craft fair coming to Milton (Santa Rosa)
Learn About Snakes In Polk County At This Educational Seminar (snake pic)
Nasty surprises might be lurking in temporary pastures
Rutgers professor develops ‘superfood’ lettuce
Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings
University of Florida Releases Full Report on Treon Harris Accusations