Grower and Worker Education
UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, and the agriculture industry are working collaboratively to provide strategic support and science-based information to protect the agricultural community from COVID-19. These materials have been created or collected and are aligned with CDC guidelines to provide a one-stop tool kit for training, education, and environments.
COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall for Agriculture:
The agriculture industry is critical to Florida's health and economy. UF/IFAS Extension and Dr. Michael Lauzardo from UF Health's Screen, Test & Protect initiative provide and update and answer questions. Learn about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and how to share this information with your colleagues, workers and communities.
This event was held in Spanish on February 17, 2021. To view the recording click here.
This event was held in English on February 9, 2021. To view the recording click here.
Dr Lauzardo, Una Conversación sobre la vacuna del COVID-19 (A Conversation about the COVID -19 Vaccine) La información sobre la vacuna COVID-19 puede ser confusa. Conozca detalles sobre la vacuna a través de una conversación con el Dr. Michael Lauzardo de UF Health y UF/IFAS Extension. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wMm2cJi6Bk
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine - Common Questions Symptoms English
For agents: Grower/Farmer Training Materials This slide set has been adapted to include photos in keeping with the Southeast’s diverse workforce. Please note that when you click on the link, you still must DOWNLOAD the PowerPoint slides. The PowerPoint file is approximately 67 MB and the script is in the notes.
The COVID-19 Training Toolkit for Extension packages PowerPoint presentations, videos, and print materials to inform agricultural owners and workers about best practices to prevent COVID-19 in the agricultural workplace.
UF/IFAS Extension would value your feedback about how you used these resources or how they could be improved.
Need an evaluation form for your training? You may also request an evaluation form to be used in your training.
Poster and Signage
Materials align with CDC and DOH guidelines and are produced by UF/IFAS in collaboration with other university Extension systems and government agencies such as USAID, and come in a variety of languages.
UF Health has created a wide variety of signs (English), that are accessible on the coronavirus website.
Look for more options:
Guidelines and Fact Sheets
Guidelines and Fact Sheets
Respiratory Infection guidelines (English)
Supply chain worker safety(English)
U-Pick operations (Spanish)
Market managers (Spanish)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services written guidelines can also be viewed and downloaded at the Guidelines include recommendations on proper mask usage, the importance of frequent handwashing with soap and regulations on safe transportation that adheres to social distancing guidelines for workers who don’t share a household.