Meeting the Need for CEUs Using Videos by Appointment

Mary Beth Henry

Abstract


Although many Horticultural Extension Agents have responsibility to provide pesticide applicator training in multiple disciplines, a lack of expertise in some categories may leave an Extension office with little to offer for pesticide applicator training in certain areas. While large-scale statewide meetings
offer excellent networking and vendor information, many public departments are simply out of funds for travel. Advances in online offerings have expanded the opportunities for training approved for pesticide applicator CEUs; however, these options require internet access and the ability to comfortably operate computers
and software, a skill that many applicators lack. Videos approved for CEUs may help to bridge the gap between Agent expertise and the needs of the applicator. The University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants has several published video sets that can be used to offer CEUs in meetings or by appointment (Fig. 1). This option allows less computer literate applicators
to renew their licenses without traveling out of the county and without waiting for a regional event.


Keywords


CEUs, Videos

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283