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Registration opens for private pesticide applicator training

Metro Wire Staff

Farmers and farmworkers are invited to register for 2020 Private Pesticide Applicator Training classes.

Two classes will be offered by Portage County Extension, on Feb. 28 and March 13. Registration is required in advance.

The class is a requirement for certification before anyone can purchase, mix, load, apply, or direct the use of restricted-use pesticides as a private applicator. The certification is good for five years.

Anyone unable to attend the classroom session can schedule self-study and exam times through the Extension office.

Training manuals are available at Portage County Extension, 1462 Strongs Ave. in Stevens Point, and should be purchased at least five days before the class or individual exam is taken. Training and materials cost $35 per person.

To register or for more information, contact the Portage County Extension office at 715-346-1316 or visit http://bit.ly/PoCoExt.