Thursday, November 3, 2011

Upcoming Events

Nov 4: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 8:30am-12pm, Hendry County Extension. For more information contact Gene McAvoy at

863-674-4092 office

863-673-5939 cell


Nov. 9: Florida Ag. Expo, 7:30am-4:20pm, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. For agenda visit:

Online registration is now closed. But it's not too late ... you can still attend!

Walk-Up Registration will start at 7:30 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
(Please note on-site registrations will not get a complimentary lunch ticket. You are able to purchase for an additional $10)


Dec 7: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 9am-11am, Manatee County Extension.

Need CEU’s?

The WPS TTT workshop provides CEUs in several categories. Even if you don’t need to be WPS certified, don’t miss this opportunity for CEUs. CEUs available: 2 in the following categories: Aerial, Ag. Row, Ag. Tree, O&T, Private, Forest Pest Control, and Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation.


Need to become a WPS certified Trainer?

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a federal program designed to protect agricultural farm workers in the production of agricultural plants. A person is qualified to teach WPS to farm workers if he/she holds a restricted use pesticide license or if he/she has completed the WPS Train the trainer course. Once a person has completed the course he/she is certified for life. 

For agenda and registration please visit: or call Jennifer at (941)722-4524


Dec 13: Core and Private Applicator Exam Training: Tuesday Dec. 13 Core 9am-11am, Private 11am-1pm, Manatee County Extension Service. Can be taken for exam preparation or CEUs for current license holders. CEU’s available are: 2 in Core for Core class, 2 in Private Applicator for Private class.


Or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524


Nov. 4-6 2012 International Pepper Conference, Naples FL. This one is a long way off, but please save the date!



Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.
Extension Agent I, Vegetables

Agriculture & Extension Service
Community Services Department
Manatee County Government
University of Florida IFAS Extension
941-722-4524, Ext. 230
Fax: 941-721-6796


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