May 7: Review & Exam OT & Private Ag Applicator 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by Orange County Extension, 6021 S. Conway Road Orlando CEUs available. $20 non-refundable, per person fee. Register on line.
May 16: Basic Palm Management in the Landscape 8:30 am registration 9:00 am - 12:00 pm training. Hosted by the Orange County Extension, 6021 S Conway Road, Orlando. Free event. Learn about palm physiology, palm selection and ID, planting, transplanting, fertilization and more. Register on line.
May 16: WEBINAR Annuities 101 ONLINE 12:30 - 1:30 Learn about different types of annuities and questions to consider before purchasing. Discussion includes immediate vs. deferred annuities; an overview of fixed, indexed & variable annuities; fees and charges; and settlement options. Register
May 22: Green Industry BMP Class 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Lake County Agriculture Center 1951 Wood lea Rd., Tavares. This workshop is designed to provide training in Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. If you successfully complete the post test you will be mailed a Green Industries BMP Certification of Completion. Pesticide applicator CEUs given at the end of the class. View Flyer. Register on line.
May 22: CEU Day - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Hosted by the Mid Florida Research and Education Center 2725 S. Binion Rd. Apopka. CEU's and Worker Protection Standard Train-the-Trainer. Three sessions available $20 per session. View Flyer.
May 23: WEBINAR $aving Strategies: Your Home Landscape (presented by Hillsborough County Extension) 12:30 - 1:30 Discover ways to save money in your landscape by focusing on soil pH, proper plant selection, etc. Register
May 29: Natural Areas CEU Day 8:00 am - 2:15 pm Lake County Agriculture Center. 1 CEU - CORE, 4 CEU's Natural Areas. Program to include: New Invasive Weeds and Species, Easily Confused Native and Invasive Species, How Pesticides Work and How They Fail, Weed Risk Assessment Tool, and Choosing the Right Treatment for the Right Site. Register.
June 13: Chicken University 6:00 - 8:00 pm Lake COunty Extension Office. A beginners guide to small flock production. Topics to include: poultry biology, chooosing the right breed, raising baby chicks, designing the back yard coop, troubleshooting, chicken predators, egg science 101 and processing options for eggs and meat. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. View Flyer
June 18: Got Zoysia? 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Hosted by the Orange County Extension. An in depth training for landscape and pest control professionals on the latest UF/IFAS recommendations for zoysia grass management. Register on line. View flyer.
June 18: Savory Summer Suppers - Hands on food preparation class 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Lake County Extension Office. It's too hot to cook! Discover healthy, easy to prepare meal ideas that are perfect for summer suppers. Then, prepare and sample what you have learned, cost $12.00. Register by June 15th.
June 20: WEBINAR Building Your FInances for Retirement 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Practical, cost effective strategies to build a source of retirement funds. Learn about estimating retirement needs in today's dollars, employer sponsored retirement plans, personal retirement accounts, and tax advantages. Register.
June 26: Biologicals & Biorationals Update 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Program for nursery growers on the latest pest controls. Hosted by the Mid Florida Research Center 2725 S. Binion Rd., Apopka 4 CEU's available - Pre- Registration Required.
July 18: WEBINAR Financial Planning When Retirement is Near 12:30 - 1:30 pm How to calculate expense needs, strategies to make assets last, required minimum distributions, and how to choose a financial professional to help. Register.
July 30: College Cooking - Ideas for Residence Hall and Apartment Cooking 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Lake County Extension Office. Easy, delicious meals you can quickly prepare without a lot of fancy ingredients or equipment. Includes demonstration and tasting of several recipes and techniques that will help you eat better and save money. Cost - $7.00. Register by July 28.
August 2 - 4: 5th Annual Florida Small Farm and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Kissimmee, FL This Conference promises to inform and inspire agricultural innovators. Join us for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands on workshops, and delicious locally grown food! Additional information.
August 6: Maintain Your Brain: Ideas for a Brain Healthy Lifestyle 10:00 - 11:30 am Lake County Extension Office. Nourish and protect your brain through improved nutrition and physical activity. Learn how your memory works and find tools and techniques to help maintain or improve your memory. Free, registration required. register by August 5th.
August 13: Sensational Salads - Hands on Food Preparation Class 10:00am - 12:00 pm Lake County Extension Office. Find ways to add variety to your salads. Discussion includes different grains (quinoa, wheatberry, etc.), oils, and vegetables. Then prepare and taste-test a variety of salads. Cost $12.00, register by August 10.
August 15: WEBINAR Reverse Mortgages 12:30 - 1:30 pm How reverse mortgages work, eligibility, costs, and loan types. Register
September 26: Green Industry BMP Class Lake County Agriculture Center - more information to follow.
September 26: WEBINAR Funeral Planning 12:30 - 1:30 pm Even though we don't like thinking about death, we are faced with the reality that we may be required to assist with a loved one's final arrangements. Discussion includes pre-planning, final disposition options and selecting funeral services and products. Register
November 22: Save the Date! North Lake County Farm Tour - more information to follow!