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Private Pesticide Applicator Classes; One for Amish
Missouri Ag Connection - 03/12/2018

Two private pesticide applicator training classes will be offered in Webster County this year.

The first class will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 13 in the conference room of the Webster County Extension Center on South Hwy A (next to City Hall), in Marshfield. Sarah Kenyon, MU Extension agronomy specialist, will be the instructor. This class will be done with written instructions and projected images and video.

The second class will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at the C Highway Produce Auction on Short Hwy P, 5.5 miles north of Seymour. Patrick Byers, MU Extension horticulture specialist, and Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist, will be the instructors. This class will be done with written instruction and demonstrations but no projected images out of respect for Amish participants.

The training classes are open to all producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older. Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license.

"These training classes will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restricted-use pesticides for five years," said Schultheis.

To attend one of these training classes, call the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044 or send an email to Registration is needed because space is limited. There is a $25 per person fee for the training, to cover the cost of resource materials. Payment is due at the class.

These pesticide applicator training classes are provided as a cooperative effort of University of Missouri Extension and the Webster County Extension Council.

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