2018 Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The University of Wisconsin-Extension in Buffalo County will again provide        Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Saturday, February 10, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Buffalo County Courthouse

3rd floor Conference Room

407 South 2nd Street, Alma, WI

The training will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude about 3:00 p.m. Certification for private pesticide applicators is required by law for crop producers to handle, mix, or apply “restricted use” pesticides. Private applicator certification is valid for five years and participants must be 16 years of age or older.  Employers can also use private certification to meet requirements under the worker protection standard for their employees.

Pre-registration for the pesticide training session is required. A $30.00 certification fee will include study materials. Register by paying the registration fee and picking-up your study materials prior to the scheduled training session at the Buffalo County University of Wisconsin-Extension Office in Alma (407 South 2nd Street, 4th floor).  Pre-registration can be done by a spouse, sibling, or friend, or materials can be mailed out with an additional postage fee of $5.00.  Mail request for materials along with registration fee and postage to: UW-Extension, 407 South 2nd Street, PO Box 276, Alma, WI  54610.

Early pre-registration allows applicators time to review the training materials prior to the training. An open book exam will be given at the end of the class.  A self-study option is available where the applicators do not need to attend the formal training class but are required to have a higher score on the exam.  Producers choosing the self-study option are required to have the exam proctored at the UW-Extension Office.

In addition to safe pesticide handling and application practices, pesticide laws, environmental concerns, and equipment calibration, current issues are also covered during the training class. For more information, please call the Buffalo County UW-Extension Office at 608-685-6256 or carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu.

The UW-Extension does not discriminate in the treatment of individuals in the admission or access to its programs and activities, in the provision of services or in employment.

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