If your work has anything to do with landscapes, turfgrass, nurseries or greenhouses, the 2007 Florida-Georgia Green Industry Updates Oct. 16-18 in Jacksonville and Quincy, Fla., would be helpful to you.
The updates Oct. 16 in Jacksonville and Oct. 17 in Quincy are mainly for landscape and turfgrass professionals, landscape architects, pest control operators and arborists. The Oct. 18 program in Quincy is mostly for people with nursery and greenhouse businesses. But anyone can attend any or all updates.
For the first time, the 2007 updates also offer half-day trainings for Hispanic landscape and nursery workers. These programs will be Oct. 15 in Jacksonville and Oct. 19 in Quincy. The Spanish-language trainings will focus on health and safety issues.
People from Georgia can earn pesticide recertification credits. Florida participants can earn pesticide CEU's.
The programs all start at 8 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. The fee is $40 for each, or $50 after Oct. 9. It covers handouts, refreshment breaks, lunch and other costs.
To learn more about the programs, register online or get a form to sign up, contact your county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. Or call the UGA Tifton, Ga., Conference Center at (229) 386-3416. Or visit the Web site (www.ugatiftonconference.org). Look under the upcoming events.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)