A Great Opportunity to Earn Multiple CEUs

The Citrus, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo is the ideal venue to connect with fellow growers and the vendors who provide the products and services your farm or grove needs. It’s also the perfect place to earn multiple continuing education units (CEUs) toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide (RUP) license and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) designation.

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Over the two-day Expo on Aug. 18–19 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida, attendees can earn a total of 7 RUP CEUs and 9 CCA CEUs at the seminar programs.

Wednesday morning’s citrus session offers 2.5 RUP CEUs in the private applicator, ag tree or demo and research categories, as well as 2 CCA CEUs for pest management and 0.5 CCA CEU for crop management.

Wednesday afternoon’s citrus session provides an additional 2.5 RUP CEUs in the private applicator, ag tree or demo and research categories, as well as 1 CCA CEU for soil and water and 1.5 CCA CEUs for crop management.

Therefore, those attending the full citrus program can earn a total of 5 RUP CEUs and 5 CCA CEUs on Wednesday. University of Florida Extension agents Chris Oswalt, Ajia Paolillo, Mongi Zekri, Matt Smith and Danielle Sprague will be on hand to provide the CEUs.

Thursday morning’s ag issues session is good for 2 CCA CEUs — 1 in crop management and 1 in professional development. This session will address timely topics, including international trade concerns, carbon credits, labor reform, COVID-19 and disaster assistance.

Thursday afternoon’s vegetable and specialty crop session offers 2 RUP CEUs in the private, ag row crop or ag tree crop categories. In addition, 2 CCA CEUs will be provided — 1 in pest management, .5 in nutrient management and .5 in crop management.

See the full schedule of seminar sessions here.