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Learn To Design Web Pages At UF/IFAS Workshops

GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor a statewide series of computer workshops designed to help businesses create their own World Wide Web pages.

The half-day workshops, “Agriculture and the Internet II — Creating a Web Page for Your Business,” will begin Sept. 6 and will continue through July 11 at 12 sites around the state. Those sites include Pensacola, Monticello, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Bradenton, Fort Pierce, Homestead, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Seffner, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

No previous computer experience is needed to attend these hands- on Internet training sessions, said Fedro Zazueta, a UF/IFAS professor of biological and agricultural engineering who directs the workshops.

“The workshops will help develop skills needed to access valuable agricultural information on the Internet,” Zazueta said. “Participants will learn how to create their own web pages, which will create a dynamic presence for their businesses on the Internet.”

The program will include information on layout and design, scanning and digitizing, assembling a home page and uploading to an Internet service provider. Participants will also be introduced to Window 3.1 and Windows 95, the World Wide Web, the Internet, e-mail, newsgroups, ftp and listservers, Zazueta said.

Cost for each session is $45 and will include a refreshment break and various conference materials. Co-sponsors for the workshops are The Citrus Industry Magazine, Citrus & Vegetable Magazine, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, The Record — Farm and Ranch Edition, Southeast AgNet and Florida Grower and Rancher.

For more information, please contact UF/IFAS’ Office of Conferences and Institutes at 352-392-5930, or your local county Cooperative Extension Service office.