Calendar of Events

Upcoming Extension Meetings and Educational Opportunities

Date Event

Time/Location

Mar. 8, 2014

The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Council will be holding its 33rd annual farm tour of the Hendry County agricultural industry, Saturday, March 8, 2014.  Tickets for the tour cost only $75.00 per person and the participants will be able to catch a modern air conditioned tour bus at the U-Save Supermarket Center on Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers or at the Hendry County Extension Office in LaBelle. 

You will then be transported with knowledgeable tour guides to various stops around the county where you can get a close up look at some of the most efficient farmers in the world. 

 Hendry County is one of the largest agricultural counties in the state and is largest producer of oranges in Florida with over 75,000 acres of groves.  In addition, Hendry County is the second largest producer of sugarcane, third largest in vegetable production and fifth largest in beef cattle. 

This year’s tour will feature a variety of interesting stops at some of Florida’s most sophisticated agricultural operations including vegetable transplant and ornamental nurseries, citrus, sod, sugarcane and vegetable production as well as one of the largest beef cattle ranches in the state.  There will also be fresh Florida orange juice breaks at strategic stops along the way. 

As an extra-added attraction, lunch will feature a delicious melt in your mouth steak lunch with all the trimmings served by the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association in a rural country setting.  

In addition to the opportunity to see Florida agriculture up close and personal – you will tour some of the most unspoiled wild lands in all of southwest Florida where each turn of the road will reveal natural splendor and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. 

Deadline for ticket sales is February 28, 2014.  For additional information about the tour and how to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by Hendry County Extension Service Office, which is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida.  You may also contact the office as follows: 

Phone:               (863) 674-4092

Fax:                     (863) 674-4637

Email:                  dcabrera@ufl.edu

Letter:                 Hendry County Extension Service

                            PO Box 68

                            LaBelle, FL   33975-1085 

Make checks payable to:  H.C.C.A.

$75.00 per person

HCCA

PO Box 68

LaBelle, Fl. 33975

Mar. 13, 2014

Spanish Language CORE

This class will be conducted in Spanish and is structured to help Spanish speakers to prepare for the Core Applicator Test. The class will include an intensive review in Spanish and English of the English terms needed to be successful on the test.  

The class will take approximately three hours. The exam will be administered right after in English. Lunch will be provided please call (863) 674-4092 to RSVP no later than March 10, 2014.

Persons who already have a license may earn CEU's.  

Classes will be limited to 40 students

$10.00 perperson

8:00 am

UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension

1085 Pratt Blvd.

LaBelle, Fl 33935

Mar. 14, 2014

Spanish Language Private

This class will be conducted in Spanish and is structured to help Spanish speakers to prepare for the Private Applicator Test. The class will include an intensive review in Spanish and English of the English terms needed to be successful on the test.  

The class will take approximately three hours. The exam will be administered right after in English. Lunch will be provided please call (863) 674-4092 to RSVP no later than March 10, 2014.

Persons who already have a license may earn CEU's.  

Classes will be limited to 40 students

$10.00 per person

8:00 am

UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension

1085 Pratt Blvd.

LaBelle, Fl 33935

Mar. 28, 2014

Spanish Language WPS

These handler class are structured to meet EPA Worker Protection Standard handler training requirements.  Attendees will be provided with the appropriate EPA - Worker Protection Standard training verification worker or handler cards at the completion of each session.  The cards are valid for five years and serve as proof that workers and handlers have received EPA mandated and approved WPS training.  These cards are good for five years.

Please RSVP no later than March 24, 2014 to (863) 674-4092 or dcabrera@ufl.edu.

$10.00 perperson

8:00 am

UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension

1085 Pratt Blvd.

LaBelle, Fl 33935

Mar. 28, 2014 Spanish Train the Trainer

The WPS Train the Trainer class will begin at 1 PM and will take approximately 4 hours.

 These handler class are structured to meet EPA Worker Protection Standard handler training requirements.  Attendees will be provided with the appropriate EPA - Worker Protection Standard training verification worker or handler cards at the completion of each session.  The cards are valid for five years and serve as proof that workers and handlers have received EPA mandated and approved WPS training. 

The Train the Trainer Class will prepare attendees to train agricultural workers and handlers in the provisions of the Worker Protection Standard.  Attendees will receive a Train the Trainer Certificate which will allow them to provide WPS training.   Those taking the Train the Trainer class are encouraged to attend the WPS Handler class as well.

To support the cost of training materials and refreshments a fee of $10.00 per class will be charged.   Please note that pre-registration is required as classes will be limited to 40 students on a first come first serve basis. 

Please RSVP no later than March 24, 2014 to (863) 674-4092 or dcabrera@ufl.edu.

$10.00 perperson

1:00 pm

UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension

1085 Pratt Blvd.

LaBelle, Fl 33935

Please contact the Hendry County Extension Office at 863-674-4092 for further information on meetings. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accomodations, please call the Hendry County Extension Office at least five (5) days prior to the program, so that proper considerations can be given to the request.

Directions

Note: Extension Meeting are open to all  without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin.

Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please call the Hendry County Extension Office at least five (5) days prior to the program, so that proper considerations can be given to the request.

Gene McAvoy
Horticulture Extension Agent III              
Hendry County Extension Office
PO Box 68
LaBelle, Florida 33975

Phone: 863-674-4092
Mobile: 863-673-5939
Nextel: 159*114449*2
Fax: 863-674-4637