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For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2013
Media Contact:
Vanessa Campoverde


Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension/University of Florida/IFAS to host a Cold Weather Protection Workshop for agriculture

(MIAMI, December 12, 2013) – Miami-Dade County’s Cooperative Extension in partnership with the University of Florida/IFAS has collaborated with the National Weather Service (NWS) to host a 2013-2014 Cold Weather Protection workshop for agricultural operations in South Florida.

Extension staff together with guest speaker NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mr. Robert Molleda will provide an overview to growers and allied partners on the latest winter projections and best management practices for tackling winter freeze damage and how to protect fruit groves, vegetable farms and ornamental nurseries from severe cold damage.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium (Extension Office) located at 18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead, Florida 33030.

Interested workshop participates should register online prior to the event at

https://coldprotection2013.eventbrite.comand/or download a registration form at Miami-Dade County’s Cooperative Extension website and check the Calendar of Events or Nursery page at:  or may call the Extension Office at 305 248-3311 Ext. 225 or Ext. 241 for additional information.

Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension
Cold Protection Workshop for Agricultural Operations
December 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium (Extension Office)
18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030