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Florida schedules farm "risk" meetings

The UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak will be offering its two-part “Farming is Risky Business, Surviving Current Issues,” workshop on Friday, Jan. 20 and again on Jan. 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Suwannee County Farm Bureau, (407 Dowling Ave. SE) Live Oak, Fla.

Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a short program. The program will address topics including, where does your business stand on labor issues, such as wage/hour, transportation, immigration and human trafficking, general safety, pesticide usage, how BMPs can protect your assets, using financial risk management tools, climate based risk management, and legislative updates.

The registration deadline is Jan. 18, 2006. Call (386) 362-1725 to register or e-mail KHancock@ifas.ufl.edu. For more information, visit http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu.

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