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Green Industries Best Management Practices Class

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UF/IFAS Extension Auditorium

250 County Home Road

Sanford, FL 32773

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The GI-BMPs are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program.

This training is designed to provide corporate, governmental, environmental, and other personnel the Best Management Practices for lawn and landscape. Learn what impact the BMPs will have on your business or municipality.

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The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters. They can also save the Florida homeowner money, time, and effort; increase the beauty of the home landscape; and protect the health of your family, pets, and the environment.

Light refreshments will be provided, but participants should plan to bring their lunch or dine out at the many locations close by. A list of eateries within close proximity will be provided at the beginning of class.

Who Gets Trained in the GI-BMPs?

Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many non-commercial Green Industry applicators or other workers are required to pass the training by the Seminole County Fertilizer ordinance or voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients.

Who Should Attend:

  • Supervisors and employees in the lawn care, pest control, or landscape industry

  • Municipal parks and recreation facility supervisors and employees

  • Irrigation industry workers

  • Commercial property managers

  • City and county planning department staff

  • City and county environmental department or water quality staff

  • City and county commission staff

  • Builders and developers

  • Landscape designers and architects

  • Golf course employees

  • Anyone working in the areas of water quality, urban development, or environmental issues

Attendees will receive:

  • Training in all major aspects of the GI-BMP manual.

  • A copy of the GI-BMP manual - Florida-Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries. (It is strongly recommended that you obtain and study this GI-BMP manual prior to attending class. The manual can be downloaded here.)

  • Certificate of completion of training, if the post-test is passed. Certificate is mailed within two weeks after in-person training, or the following business day after completing online training/test.

  • In-person training may offer up to 4 CEUs for pesticide license holders

ADA Compliance

In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you require any type of an accommodation for an event sponsored by the University of Florida accommodation requests must be made at least 10 days in advance of the function. To arrange accommodations contact the agency sponsoring the event.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Payment Policy

Payment policy: Pre-registration is required along with the non-refundable class registration fee. All ticket sales are final, no refunds. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please visit our office at 250 West County Home Road Sanford, FL 32773 from Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm. Call 407-665-5552 first to see if tickets are available for purchase or for class scholarship opportunities.

Class Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of attendees are not booked. If class is cancelled you will receive a notification, and a refund confirmation to the e-mail that is provided during the registration process. Refunds for class cancellations may take up to 30 days to process if registration fee is paid by cash or check.

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UF/IFAS Extension Auditorium

250 County Home Road

Sanford, FL 32773

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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