VAN WERT – Farmers who have a private pesticide applicator licenses that expires in 2014 can attend one of two recertification sessions being offered in Van Wert County.
The morning session will be offered from 8:45 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 3, in the administration building on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
The evening session will be offered from 5:45-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at the Delphos Eagles Aerie #471 Hall, 1600 E. 5th St. in Delphos. Both facilities are handicap accessible.
Each session will offer a full recertification for core and categories: 1 (field crops), 2 (forage crops & livestock), 6 (fumigation), and 7 (specialty uses), plus special arrangements for those carrying categories 3 (fruit & vegetable crops), 4 (nursery & forest crops including Christmas trees), and 5 (greenhouse).
These additional categories will be scheduled after the standard recertification session. A $35 fee will be charged for the training. OSU Extension encourages anyone planning to attend either section to pay the office in advance of the meeting to speed up registration.
If one does not pay in advance, the fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to allow for preparation for the meeting.
If neither session in Van Wert County fits within your schedule, please visit http://pested.osu.edu for a list of neighboring counties and their corresponding recertification sessions or call or visit the extension office for assistance. Please note that sessions outside of Van Wert County may require pre-registration as well.
These sessions are for farmers and others who already possess a private pesticide applicators license. There are no commercial pesticide applicator credits available at these meetings.
Commercial pesticide applicators need to attend one of the State Commercial Pesticide Applicator Conferences. Farmers and others wishing to obtain a new pesticide applicator license should visit http://pested.osu.edu/privatelicense.html for more information.
For additional information on pesticide applicator license recertification, or for information on obtaining a pesticide applicator license, please contact Curtis Young of the Van Wert County Extension Office at 419-238-1214.