Attention Fruit and Vegetable Growers: Upcoming Events of Interest
Manatee County Water School: April 26 and 27 at Manatee County Extension Service. See attached flyer.
Cantaloupe Food Safety: May 1 at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center from 9:30am-3:30pm. See attached agenda for more information.
TYLCV Variety Field Day: May 3 at 1pm at Six L’s Duette farm (12955 C.R. 39 Duette 34219). Come see a the results of a research trial conducted by Vegetable Specialist, Dr. Monica Ozores-Hampton showcasing 11 different tomato varieties. Call Crystal for more information at 941-722-4524
May 9: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 9am-11am, Manatee County Extension.
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: http://wps050912.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at (941)722-4524
May 17: Core and Private Applicator Exam Training: Thursday May 17, 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.
Registration: http://coreprv051712.eventbrite.com/ Or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524
June 22: “Save the Date” for Spanish Core and Private Applicator Training: Manatee County Extension Service. Time and agenda TBA. The training will be taught in Spanish. However, pesticide exams are only given in English. The class will be cancelled if there are not enough participants. More information will be available as soon as possible.
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