Brown County private pesticide applicator training, testing set for Aug. 13

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu

 

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county private pesticide applicator training and subsequent testing beginning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Brown County Fairgrounds Youth Fair Barn, U.S. Highway 377 South, Brownwood.

Individual registration for the training only is $60 due upon arrival. The fee covers the required training and two study books. To ensure enough books are ordered, RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County by calling 325-646-0386.

There will be an additional $60 license fee for those applying for their private applicator’s license from the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The training is a collaborative effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Brown, Mills and San Saba counties, but participation is open to anyone interested regardless of where they are from, said Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County.

“This training is for landowners and agricultural producers interested in obtaining their private pesticide applicator’s license from the Texas Department of Agriculture,” Anderson said. “A current license is necessary in order to purchase restricted-use herbicides and pesticides.”

Anderson said the training will conclude by noon and a Texas Department of Agriculture representative will be available at 1 p.m. to administer the required examination.

For more information contact Anderson at 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu or Misty Petty at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County at the same phone number or email her at mpetty@ag.tamu.edu .

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