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Extension Office taking reservations for educational program at Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is taking reservations for an educational workshop titled “Surviving Difficult Times in the Green Industry: Managing Risk and Uncertainty in a Maturing Marketplace” scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, located at 2725 S. Binion Road in Apopka.

A few of the topics to be discussed during the educational program include:

• Identifying the beasts — Risks that gnaw at your profits and strategies to overcome them presented by John Haydu, professor at Mid-Florida Research and Education Center.

• Measure what you manage — The financial management toolbox you can’t do without presented by Alan Hodges, associate-in with the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida.

• Marketing is not just selling — The marketing strategies you need to survive a maturing industry presented by Charles Hall, professor at Texas A&M University.

• Crop insurance — The most misunderstood and overlooked secret weapons presented by National Crop Insurance Services.

Registrations are due by Thursday, Aug. 14. To register for the educational program “Surviving Difficult Times in the Green Industry: Managing Risk and Uncertainty in a Maturing Marketplace,” contact Maggie Jarrell at (352) 343-4101, e-mail mjarrell@ufl.edu or visit the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.


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