AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

January 5, 2018

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training in Springfield on Feb. 2;
Adjoining Counties Offer Other Dates

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A private pesticide applicator training session is being offered in Greene County on Friday, Feb. 2 by University of Missouri Extension.

Under Missouri law, this training provides certification to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators License for Missouri agricultural producers and will also count for recertification requirements by the state. The training will not certify for commercial application licenses. This training is open to producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older.

"This three-hour training program will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restricted-use pesticides for five years," said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension and instructor for these classes.

The training in Greene County will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at the Greene County Extension Center, located inside the Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield. There is a charge of $25 per person for the certification program.

Pre-registration online at is preferred but can also be done by calling 417-881-8909 or mailing a check to the Greene County Extension office.

The charge for each class is set to cover the cost of materials.

"The reference manual can be shared among members of the same household," said Schnakenberg.

If you are unable to attend this group training, it is possible to arrange for a viewing of the DVD at the Greene County Extension office at 8:30 a.m. on the selected day for a fee of $25.


Training to obtain certification for a Missouri Private Pesticide Applicators License for agricultural producers (or to recertify) are also planned for adjoining counties.

Lawrence County - 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1 at the MU Southwest Research Center, 14548 State Hwy H, Mt. Vernon. To register for this training call 417-466-3102.

Stone County - 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, Stone County Annex, 106 E. 5th St., South side of square

Galena. To register call 417-357-6812.

Barry County - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Barry County Courthouse Commission Room, 700 Main St., Cassville or 5:30 p.m. at the Cassville High School Vo-Ag Dept. (this option includes a light meal). To register call 417-847-3161.

Taney County - 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, Taneyville Municipal Building, 227 Central Ave.

Taneyville. To register for this training call 417-546-4431.

Christian County - 8:30 a.m., Thursday, March 22, First Baptist Church, 105 Kennedy Ave.

Clever. To register call 417-581-3558.

Source: Tim Schnakenberg,(417) 357-6812

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