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For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2013
Media Contact:
Vanessa Campoverde


Cooperative Extension continues offering courses in Spanish

(MIAMI, January 29, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) kicked off the New Year hosting a workshop for Spanish speaking growers and pesticide handlers. 

Workshop participants were educated in pesticide labels, central location, and routes of entry of pesticides to their bodies.  In addition, they received hands-on training in regards to personal protection equipment, signal, medical assistance information, toxicity level readings and other related information.
Class instructors Extension Agents V. Campoverde and M. Lamberts included several activities for participants to increase their understanding of the Federal law on agricultural operations for both workers and handlers.

A Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) inspector in attendance at the workshop provided clientele with key points when evaluating a nursery or farm for a WPS inspection.

Miami-Dade County’s Cooperative Extension office throughout the year will continue hosting these various workshops for Spanish clientele.

For further information, inquiries or comments about forthcoming Extension activities or upcoming workshops please contact Commercial Ornamental Agent: E. Vanessa Campoverde at 305-248-3311 or email:, visit our Nursery production website or the commercial blog.

For further information, please visit Miami-Dade County’s/University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension website.