Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Upcoming Events

These upcoming events and announcements may be of interest:



Employment Opportunities


Geraldson Community Farm, Farm Manager: Geraldson Farm in West Bradenton has an immediate opening for a farm manager. Please click on the link below for the position description

Interested persons should reply ASAP with resume and cover letter to Karen Fraley at 


Irrigation Sales Position: See attachment


Calendar of Events


Oct. 15 GAPS Food Safety Program: Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL. 8:30am-4:00pm. See attachment for details.


Oct. 16-18 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Moultrie, GA. If you are planning to attend the expo, don’t forget to visit the UF/IFAS building. See attachment for more details.


Oct. 17 Farm Labor Supervisor “CORE” Training Program: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 8:00am-5:00pm. Classes are available in both English and Spanish on topics including wage and hour, human resources, WPS and safety. Please see the attachment for details and more locations.


Nov. 4-6 21st International Pepper Conference: Naples, FL.


Nov. 7  Florida Ag Expo, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. For details and registration visit:


Nov. 12-17 Manatee County Farm City Week: A week to celebrate Manatee County’s agricultural heritage and promote agricultural awareness among its citizens. For the calendar of events visit:


Nov. 16 USDA NRCS Programs application deadline: Please see attachments for details.


Nov. 20 Small Farms Academy Irrigation School: Live Oak, FL 8:30-5:00pm. See attachment for more details.


December 10: Core and Private Applicator Training and Exam: Manatee County Extension Service

For details and registration visit:


Label Changes

Effective immediately tuberous and corm vegetable uses have been removed from the Voliam Xpress Insecticide label and have been migrated to the Besiege Insecticide label. Voliam Xpress and Besiege labels are attached.


Other information

Oct-Dec Extension E-Newsletter: See what’s happening at Manatee County Extension with our E-Newsletter attached!




Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.
Extension Agent, Vegetables
Manatee County Government
University of Florida IFAS Extension
941-722-4524, Ext. 230
Fax: 941-721-6796


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