Letterwerks Sign City
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, December 9th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞

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.

To find other sites in Minnesota, go to www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides or call the University of Minnesota Extension Farm Information Line:

Toll Free: 1-800-232-9077 or email: fil@umn.edu ; Answers 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday – Friday; Voice mail after hours. Calls returned the next business day. Email your question anytime.

No Comments Yet. Be the first to comment!

Your comment submission is also an acknowledgement that this information may be reprinted in other formats such as the newspaper.