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Fishel, Fred; Liu, Guodong David – Journal of Extension, 2014
The University of Florida Cooperative Extension conducted a statewide program with a dual role during 2013 and 2014 to enhance efficiency. The program provided in-service training to county Extension agents and provided continuing education to meet requirements needed by licensed pesticide applicators. Using Polycom distance technology, the event…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Poisoning, Statewide Planning, Extension Education
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Fishel, Fred – Journal of Extension, 2014
Partnering with private industry can empower Extension educators to enhance their educational outreach efforts. Since 2011, UF/IFAS has cooperated with the Florida Turfgrass Association in conducting a 1-day statewide Polycom┬« event for providing continuing education to licensed pesticide applicators employed primarily in the ornamental and…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Partnerships in Education
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Fishel, Fred; Langeland, Ken – Journal of Extension, 2011
The University of Florida offers continuing education units (CEUs) via distance technology using Polycom[R] to meet requirements for applicators of pesticides to renew their licenses. A large statewide event conducted in 2010 also included a needs assessment of this group concerning CEUs. Results indicate that these applicators strongly prefer…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, Educational Needs
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Fishel, Fred; Ferrell, Jason; Vallad, Gary; Price, Jim; Cherry, Ron; Mizell, Russ; Duncan, Larry – Journal of Extension, 2010
Polycom technology has potential for efficient use of program delivery by Extension educators. A survey of licensed pesticide applicators attending a 1-day event at one of 20 host polycom sites revealed that polycom distance learning is effective for presenting information and learning. Responses also indicated that most of this audience is…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Distance Education, Poisoning, Continuing Education
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Fishel, Fred – Journal of Extension, 2010
Operation Cleansweep is a free pesticide disposal program that has operated in Florida since 1995. The program is open to commercial facilities, including agricultural production establishments, golf course operators, and pest control companies. Since its inception, the program has had more than 1,700 participants and collected more than 1,000,000…
Descriptors: Animals, Poisoning, Agricultural Production, Extension Education
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Fishel, Fred – Journal of Extension, 2010
Operation Cleansweep is a free pesticide disposal program that has operated in Florida since 1995. The program is open to commercial facilities, including agricultural production establishments, golf course operators, and pest control companies. Since its inception, the program has had more than 1,700 participants and collected more than 1,000,000…
Descriptors: Poisoning, Agricultural Production, Extension Education, Environmental Standards