These upcoming events may be of interest
July 11: Great CEU Roundup, Manatee County Extension Service, Rogers Auditorium (This program is also available at other locations. See link for details) 9:00am-4:00pm.
July 27-29: Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference, Kissimmee Florida. Today is the last day for early bird registration.
August 1: Manatee Vegetable Industry Meeting, Pest Management Update, Beef’s in Parrish, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Speakers include Dr. Hugh Smith, Dr. Gary Vallad and Crystal Snodgrass. Lunch sponsored by Syngenta. RUP and CCA CEUs will be available. Please RSVP to Crystal for a headcount for lunch.
August 21: IFAS CEU Day: Up to 6 CEUs available in a variety of categories. Offered via teleconference at Manatee County Extension Service. Other site locations TBA.
August 22: Core and Private Applicator Exam Training: : IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE! Due to a conflict with IFAS CEU day these classes will be held on Aug. 22, not Aug. 21. 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.
http://coreprv82112.eventbrite.com/ Or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524
September 4-9 Joint Tomato Conference, Ritz Carlton Naples Florida
September 4: UF/IFAS Food Safety Workshop at the Florida Tomato Institute. Stay tuned for details.
September 5: Tomato Institute educational presentations Stay tuned for details.
September 18: 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.
http://wpsttt91812.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at (941)722-4524
October 2: : Vegetable Pest, Disease, and Nutrition Workshop, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 8:00am-4:00pm. Program is free of charge and lunch is provided. Please see the attached program flyer for details.
October 17: Farm Labor Supervisor Training Program, One Day “Core” program, GCREC, Balm, FL. Please see attachments for agenda and other dates and location.
November 4-6: International Pepper Conference, Naples, FL
November 7: Florida Ag Expo, GCREC Balm FL.
November 8: Vegetable Grafting Symposium, Maitland, FL. Please see attachment for details.