Current Computer & Technology Classes

 “Usefulness of Social Media" Workshop Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 18, 2019 between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service St. Thomas campus office. Learn about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn & More... 
Call: (340) 693-1081 

DAY 1: Invisible Window-Shopping 

1. Social Media Overview (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn)
2. Using Social Media Safely (Facebook)
3. Who's watching/liking/sharing? (Analytics and how to read them)
4. Who else is using it? (Searching tools for local users etc.)

DAY 2: Putting Social Media to Use for You
6. Utilizing LinkedIn (Creating an account, Using it)
7. Advertising on Facebook (Twitter and/or Instagram)
Using Public or Private Groups, Messenger Groups etc.
8. Connecting Accounts (Which ones to connect & why/why not?)
9. Automating Posts: Pros & Cons

UVICES Pesticide Safety Education and Integrated Pest Management Programs (Print PDF)

Pesticide Applicator Safety and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Trainings for “Commercial and Private Applicator License” are held on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas University of the Virgin Islands Campuses. All trainings and examinations are FREE, and administered by Cooperative Extension Service in collaboration with Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). Register with Dr. Amy J. Dreves by calling 340-692-4052 or emailing If there is a training, you are interested in, contact Dr. Dreves.

Federal law requires any person who applies or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) to be certified. Trainings are offered to teach applicators of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws and regulations, applying RUPs properly and effectively, comprehending pesticide labels, calculating rates, integrating best pest management tools, and practicing safe pesticide use.

For registration of Pesticide Safety Education Trainings and Questions, contact Dr. Amy J. Dreves, Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator at email or (340) 692-4052
Registration is required.

Pesticide Applicator Trainings and Examination
“Training for Commercial & Private Applicators”
held on St. Croix UVI Campus
Research and Extension Center, Room 133

Structural Pests (IISH)
Tuesday; April 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Re-Certification for Expiring Licenses
Friday; April 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pesticide Safety Examinations of your Choice
Thursday; April 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required.
Pesticide Applicator Trainings & Examinations
“Training for Commercial & Private Applicators”
held on St. Thomas at  UVI-CELL Bldg. 

Structural Pests (IISH)
Monday; April 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Re-Certification for Expiring Licenses
Tuesday; April 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pesticide Safety Examinations of your Choice
Wednesday; May 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Click THIS LINK to National Pesticide Safety CORE Manual, Revision 2014
12 chapters with questions to self-study

Application (Online) | Flyer | Brochure

Printable Application Documents:
Application | Media Release | Student Contract | Letter of Recommendation

AgDiscovery 2019 National Flyer


Press Release – UVI AgDiscovery Program (February 20, 2019)

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station announce the application period for the 2019 UVI AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program. This two - week youth summer initiative will be conducted on the UVI Albert A. Sheen campus, St. Croix from July 28 – August 10, 2019. The goal of this federally funded, national program is to provide middle and high school students with a unique occasion to experience life as a university student while exploring the exciting fields of agricultural science and its wide range of career opportunities

Students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to apply and participate in the UVI AgDiscovery Program. Successful applicants will reside on the university campus for the duration of the enrichment program. Daily activities will include classroom sessions and hands-on training exercises in the greenhouse, on farms, and at research plots of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In addition to the academic undertakings, AgDiscovery incorporates lessons on Virgin Islands culture and history as well as team building skills.

There will be no fee or cost to student participants. Expenses associated with dormitory accommodations, cafeteria meals, ground transportation, and field trips will be covered by a grant awarded to the UVI Cooperative Extension Service from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

General program information and applications can be accessed at The application deadline date is now March 22, 2019.

For additional information please contact Dr. Louis E. Petersen, Jr. at telephone number (340) 693-1083 or via email at

Before you can apply you need to have the following items completed:

  • A Signed Parental Release form and Picture and Video Release Statement
  • A Completed and signed Student Contract
  • A two-page essay entitled, “Why I Want to Attend the AgDiscovery Program at                                               University, and What I Want to Learn.” In the essay, include information about your interests, hobbies, and any agricultural science-related courses completed or in progress; extracurricular or volunteer activities related to agriculture or plant, animal, or biological science; future career goals; and how you plan to achieve your goals. Be sure to include your full name, age, home address, telephone number, and email address on the first page of the essay.
  • Three letters of recommendation from people not related to you who know you well. At least one recommendation must come from a teacher, school counselor, or administrator. 

Past CES Events & Activities:AgFair 2018 Poster


October 5, 2018

 AgFair Weekend Offers Educational and Cultural Activities Nov. 17 & 18 at Bordeaux Farmers’ Market

Vendor applications are available at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service office for the 34th St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair. The deadline for application submission of Friday, October 26, 2018 was extended. The fair will be held on November 17 & 18, 2018 at the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market. The theme for this year's fair is,”Strengthening Bonds, Building Bridges for a Better Farming Community."

Vendors meet with the committee on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. at the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market for assigned fairground spots, advertising materials and other pertinent information.

The fair opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm on both days. The official ceremony begins at 2pm on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. On sale will be fruits and vegetables, nursery plants, fruit trees, vegetable seedlings, local arts and crafts, prepared food and much more.

This annual event is hosted by the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service, Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, We Grow Food, Inc., and Fintrac. The cost is only $3.00 for those 12 years and older and $2.00 for youth 11 and under. For more information call the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 340-693-1080 or the Department of Agriculture at 340-774-5182. Email and stay connected with the AgFair online searching using the official hashtag #sttstjagfair for finding pictures, videos and the latest information @sttstjAgFair on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit CES Fairs & Annual Events on for details.

The St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture & Food Fair Committee, Inc. is an annual organizing group consisting of staff from the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and Fintrac along with members from the general community.

DaraMonifah Cooper | AgFair Director of Publications & Promotions
Tel: 340.693.1081 • Fax: 340.693.1085  • E-mail: 
Website: ces.uvi.eduFB|IG|TW 

SEARCH: #sttstjagfair


Sunday, October 14, 2018 was our World Food Day 2018!

Details: The UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) held its World Food Day observance from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, which include a formal opening ceremony, food vendors court, farmers market, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment, and free vegetable seedlings.

You don't want to miss this family fun event next year!