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SCHMIDT: 2018 Private Applicator pesticide certification training dates set

February 2, 2018
Yolanda Schmidt - County Agent , Pierce County Tribune

This year's Pierce County private applicator pesticide certification trainings will again require pre-registration for the session an expiring applicator plans to attend. The Pierce County Extension office implemented the pre-registration system in 2015 and will continue to do so moving forward. This process greatly helps trainings run more smoothly in addition to ensuring adequate space and materials for attendees.

Expiring applicators in our county database were mailed a notice of their expiring certificates and a list of local training dates during the week of January 15th. Expiring applicators will need to choose the training they will attend and submit that to the Pierce County Extension office. Applicators can also register for Pierce County pesticide trainings by visiting: tinyurl.com/PiercePrivate.

There will be no walk-ins unless there has been a cancellation or no-show.

New applicators should call the Extension office to let us know which training they will be attending. The testing period for all new applicators will be March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierce County Courthouse.

The certification fee is $30. Checks are payable to the NDSU Extension Service. Currently, certifications are good for 3 years and expire on April 1st of the third year.

Pierce County private applicator certification meetings will be held in Rugby to recertify or certify on the following dates:

- Thursday, February 21, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Farm Credit Services check-in @ 12:30 p.m. THIS SESSION IS FULL

- Thursday, February 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Farm Credit Services check-in @ 12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Farm Credit Services check-in @ 12:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Farm Credit Services check-in @ 12:30 p.m.

For those re-certifying, who are unable to attend one of these meetings, there is the option of attending a meeting in another county. A list of known training dates and locations in other counties will be included in the notification letters sent out to expiring applicators earlier this week. As always applicators continue to have the option of taking an open book test in lieu of attending a training meeting. The private general applicator certification fee is still $30.

To register for Pierce County pesticide trainings, please visit: tinyurl.com/PiercePrivate .

For questions, to find out about trainings in other counties or to schedule a time to take the test please call the Pierce County Extension office at 776-6234 ext. 5 or email yolanda.schmidt@ndsu.edu .

ND17009GT Soybean Seed Request Deadline

Requests for ND17009GT soybean seed, should be made by contacting the Pierce County Extension office at 776-6234 ext. 5 by the close of business February 5, 2018.

Schmidt is the NDSU Extension Service agent for Pierce County.

 
 

 

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