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For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro-Núñez

E. Vanessa Campoverde, M.S

Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Reaches out to the Hispanic Community

(MIAMI, March 23, 2012) – The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) held its premier workshop class in Spanish catering to the Hispanic community of growers, landscapers, and pest control workers.

The workshop provided basic training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and was the perfect forum to meet UF/County Extension agents and industry representatives.  The course covered the basic concepts of IPM.  Extension agents Vanessa Campoverde and Henry Mayer gave presentations on insect and pathogen diseases.  Class lectures were followed by hands-on activities, and participants were able to identify common scenarios of plant diseases affecting the South Florida area. 

In addition, attendees were able to obtain Continuous Education Units (CEU’s) in a comfortable setting while speaking their native language.

If you have any suggestions or comments about this or other workshops; your commercial ornamental agent is happy to hear from you. Contact E. Vanessa Campoverde at  Click here to learn more about Extension or join their blog.