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2014 private pesticide applicator recertification workshops


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers can attend a 3 ½ hours Private Pesticide Applicator Workshop for recertification instead of taking a test. Testing (online or mail-in) remains an option.

If you are not currently certified (i.e. certified through March 1, 2014) you cannot become certified by attending a Recertification Workshop. In that case, to become certified take the 2014 test on-line available in early January 2014) or take the 2014 mail-in test. 2014 mail-in test packets are available from local county extension offices.

The Minnesota Deptartment of Agrigulture requires workshop participants to attend the entire workshop to receive credit for recertification. No exceptions to this requirement will be allowed. If you cannot attend the entire workshop you may attended another workshop (must attend the entire workshop – not just parts missed) or take the on-line or mail-in test.

The Minnesota Deptartment of Agrigulture requires all workshop participants to present a government issued photo ID such as your driver’s license, passport, etc.

Bring your Private Pesticide Applicator Certification card. Doing so will assist in the on-site registration process. You will need your Private Pesticide Certification number (found on your Private Applicator Certification Card). If you have misplaced your certification card you may obtain your certification number from the Minnesota Deptartment of Agrigulture web site or by contacting the MDA at 651-201-6633.

The on-line test, mail-in test, and recertification workshops have the same fee of $50. Checks should be made out to the University of Minnesota. Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted for the workshop or mail-in test fee.

The workshops in this area include:

•Caledonia, Wednesday, January 29, 12:30 p.m., Good Times Restaurant, 118 Bissen Street

•Preston, Tuesday, February 4, 12:30 p.m., Fillmore Co. Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW

•St Charles, Friday, February 14, 12:30 p.m., Community Center, 830 Whitewater Avenue

•Wilson, Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 p.m., Wilson Town Hall/Fire Hall, 29660 County Road 12

•Preston, Thursday, February 27, 6:30 p.m., Fillmore Co. Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW

Arrive before the listed workshop start time.

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Biosecurity workshop for alternative swine producers

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

University of Minnesota Extension will hold a Biosecurity Workshop for Alternative Swine Producers the evening of January 15, 6-9 p.m. in St Charles, Minn. “Recent cases of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) virus and Porcine E ..... 
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Ventilation workshop for swine producers

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISUEO) Extension and Outreach are offering a ventilation workshop designed to help teach producers about the proper use of swine building ventilation equipment to improve pig well-being and mi ..... 
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POET GM retires

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

For those who can remember the humble beginnings of POET Biorefining located in Preston, it all started with a meeting in 1996 up at the Branding Iron restaurant. According to long-time supporter Jim Simonson, “There was a foot of snow on the grou ..... 
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Midwest beef advantages

By Jerrold Tesmer

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Conference to Focus on Midwestern Beef Advantages. Midwestern farmers are continually challenged by the need to feed a growing world while protecting and conserving our natural resources. However, the Midwest has an advantage compared to other regi ..... 
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Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers cost share and incentive payments for landowners and producers adopting new conservation practices in their operations. The first 2014 scoring period will occur in December 2013 and rankings ..... 
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Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. CSP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and ..... 
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2014 agriculture outlook meeting

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Iowa State University Extension will host an Agriculture Outlook Seminar in Cresco on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 11 a.m. The site is the Expo Center on the Howard County Fairgrounds at 220 7th St W, Cresco. The seminar is designed to provide a ..... 
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Winslow wins Minnesota Farm Bureau collegiate discussion meet

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation hosted the ninth annual Minnesota Collegiate Discussion Meet. The competition was held Thursday, November 15 on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Six undergraduate students from the University of ..... 
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