Private Pesticide Applicator Training Workshops Announced
Do you plan on using a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and produce an agricultural commodity on your property or your employer’s property? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are a Private Applicator.
As a Private Applicator, you must receive training and certification to apply RUPs.
To receive training and certification, purchase and study the Private Applicator Training (PAT) manual and do one of two options:
• Self-study and then go to the County Extension office to take the test for certification, or
• Go to a training session offered by the County Extension Office and then complete the test at the end of the training.
Training in the General Farming Category will be offered by Langlade County Extension on February 18, at the Resource Center, Eau Claire River Room, 837 Clermont Street in Antigo. Another training will be held by Lincoln County Extension on March 6 th at the Lincoln County Service Center, Room 156, 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill. All trainings begin at 9:00 a.m. The certification exam will take place after lunch. You do not need to attend the training to take the test.
You may pick up the training manual and register at least one week prior to the scheduled training session at either the Lincoln County Extension Office, 801 North Sales Street, Merrill, or the Langlade County Extension Office, 1225 Langlade Road, Door #7, Antigo. A $35 Fee includes the PAT Manual and instructional materials.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dan Marzu, Agriculture Extension Educator, at the Lincoln County Extension Office at 715-539-1078 or the Langlade County Extension Office at (715) 627-6236.