Right of Way Training and Exam

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  By state law, an applicator must be licensed in order to apply restricted-use herbicides to highway roadsides, powerlines and railroad tracks.  August 4, 2014, the Okaloosa County Extension office is offering a review class and exam.  For more information click on the following:  Right of Way flyer2014

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CORE Training

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  In order to obtain a pesticide license in any of the Chapter 487 categories ( Ornamental & Turf, Right of Way, Aquatic, Natural Areas, Private Applicator etc.) it is required to pass the CORE ( General Standards) exam.  The next opportunity for a review class and exam is on July 31 in Chipley or …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

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In order to obtain a pesticide application certificate from the state of Florida, landscape personnel must attend a six-hour training and pass an exam.  The next opportunity to accomplish this in one day is July 7, 2014 in Defuniak Springs.  For more information click here: 7714DF

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Irrigation Contractor State License Exam Workshop

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June 23-25, the Florida Irrigation Society will be providing a certified instructor for the contractor license in irrigation to deliver a review workshop at the Okaloosa County Extension office. For more information click here: Exam Prep Workshops – 6-23-14 – Rev

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Limited Pesticide Training

Last minute opportunity for Limited Pesticide Training, Renewal and/or Exam.  Click the following: 61914Freeport

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2014 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day Includes Landscape Info

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There is something for the professional, Master Gardener and homeowner at the 20th Annual Turfgrass Expo & Field Day. You’ll see and learn the newest in the areas of lawn grass varieties, weed control and many other topics related to selecting, establishing and maintaining a Florida lawn. Plus, the expo includes landscape info.  This University …

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Best Management Practices

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The next opportunity to earn the BMP certificate required to apply for the state mandated fertilizer license is July 10, 2014 in Crestview.  For more information click on the following: 71014.  This is also a way to earn the CEUs required to renew your pesticide license. Accomplish both tasks in one day.

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The Great CEU Round-Up

Save the Date!  July 9, 2014 will be an opportunity to get lots of CEUs in many different categories including Ag Tree, Ag Row, Aerial, Aquatic, Forestry, Natural Areas, Priv. App.,  Regulatory, ROW and all the Lawn and Ornamental certifications.  Plan on attending in Bay, Leon or Walton County.  Preregistration is requires through FTGA by …

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What To Expect in the Landscape This Summer

With a harsh winter and excessive rainfall, landscapes are stressed.  At the Florida Pest Management Association meeting on May 20, 2014, pest control operators can learn What To Expect This Summer.  To learn how to monitor for and manage the problems that are likely to impact lawns and plant material, plan on attending from 6-8 …

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Post Flood Resources

The month of May and after is going to be a time of recovery for Northwest Florida.  On April 30th, 2014 many residents awoke, if they slept at all, to drenched neighborhoods and all of the damage and destruction that followed.  This storm took most by surprise.  Though recovery may be slow and tough at …

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Limited Pesticide License Training

The next opportunity to renew or obtain a new Limited Pesticide License is May 16, 2014 in Tallahassee.  For more info: 516 Leon

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Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series: Sea Turtles of the Emeald Coast

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The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on April 28th at 5:00 PM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Sea Turtles of the Emerald Coast.”  Brooke Saari, Marine Science Extension Agent will cover the various species of sea turtles found in Florida, …

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Fertilizer License Training

As of January 1, 2014 landscape personnel that charge for the serve of fertilizing of plants or grass must be Best Management Practices certified and licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in order to perform the work. If you haven’t completed this, the next opportunity is April 24, 2014 at the …

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Palm School Comes to Northwest Florida

With all the issues we will be facing with palms this year Palm School 2014 is the place to learn. Plan on attending April 29 & 30 in Destin.

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Structural and Household Pest Training

Pest Control Operators in General Household Pests or Termite/Wood-destoying Organisms.  Here is an opportunity on March 21 to earn CEUs in both categories, as well as some CORE, before the season gets really busy.  32114Structural Government, Property Management, Condominium employees responsible for pesticide application inside the building can receive a review for the Limited Structural …

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Spanish Best Management Practices

In 2014, a Florida fertilizer license is required for all employees applying fertilizer to the lawn and landscape.  Spanish speaking personnel can qualify by taking the Best Management Practices class in Spanish.  The next opportunity is Wednesday, March 20, 2014 in Valparaiso.  For more information: 32014SP

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NW District Agent Irrigation Training

All Extension Agents, regardless of program areas, who want to learn more about landscape irrigation are encouraged to join us at WFREC Irrigation on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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Salty Topics Emerald Coast: Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration

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The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on Mar 11th, 11:00 AM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration.” This free seminar will be is part of our monthly series focusing on various coastal based topics throughout the year. …

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Limited Pesticide License Training, Exam and Renewal

If you need to get the pesticide license training for a new license or renewal of an existing license out of the way before the busy spring season is upon us, the next opportunity is Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Okaloosa County Extension  office in Crestview.  For more information: 3514  

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BMP Certification for Fertilizer License

As of January 1, 2014 those who apply fertilizer “For Hire” must have a specialized license to do so.  In order to apply for the license, you must have obtained a Best Management Practices Certificate. The certificate is awarded to those who complete a 5 hour training and pass the exam.  If you are one …

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