ROLLA, Mo. — Farmers who wish to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license are encouraged to attend an upcoming training session. The training sessions for Phelps County will be held on January 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm and February 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Phelps County Extension Center in Rolla, MO at 200 N. Main, Courthouse. If you are unable to attend this training session, please contact the Phelps County Extension Center at (573) 458-6260 for a list of training sessions in neighboring counties.
In late 2006, the Missouri legislature authorized the recovery of costs for an educational training reference manual associated with certification or recertification. Each person participating in the training is required to purchase or bring a copy of the Private Pesticide Applicator Manual. Participants from the same farm may share a manual. There is a charge of $12 to cover the cost of the manual and you may purchase it at the University of Missouri Phelps County Extension Center at 200 N. Main, Courthouse in Rolla, MO, or at the training. Cash or checks will be accepted. If you choose to purchase at the training you are encouraged to arrive 20-30 minutes early so that the transaction can be accomplished before training begins.
To prepare seating and materials for the trainings, please register online at https://web.cvent.com/event/36043727-8f6d-4706-9dae-ef741df9ae32/regProcessStep1 or by calling the University of Missouri Extension Center in Rolla at (573) 458-6260.
Private pesticide applicator licenses are required for farmers to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. Training to obtain a license is through University of Missouri Extension and covers pesticide safety, laws and labeling. The training is the same whether a person is applying for a new license or renewing their current license. The Missouri Department of Agriculture issues the licenses. To obtain a license a person must be at least 18 years of age and a producer of agricultural commodities. The license will be good for five years.
If you have questions, please call the University of Missouri Phelps County Extension Center at (573) 458-6260. University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.
— University of Missouri Extension
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