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UNCE and Agriculture Dept. offer pesticide training

Posted 10/6/2011

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture are offering a series of pesticide applicator training and continuing education workshops from Oct. 11-12. The workshops will be held at 4955 Energy Way in Reno, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 12.

The course is approved for six Nevada continuing education credits (one hour laws and five hours general). Participants must have a current and valid Nevada Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate to get CEUs, and are asked to bring their certification cards. There is no charge for continuing education credits, and individuals attending for CEUs need not be present on Oct. 12. Pest Control Operators (PCOs) are not eligible for continuing education credit at this workshop. Only state-certified pesticide applicators will receive continuing education credit.

A pesticide certification exam will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 12. A $25 exam fee will be collected at the door. Participants are asked not to send payment prior to the workshop. Credit cards will not be accepted. Make out checks to: Nevada Department of Agriculture. Study material is available for purchase from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (775) 784-4848 or available for free download at www.nevadapesticideeducation.info.

To pre-register for the course or for more information, contact Jon Carpenter at (775) 353-3715 or jcarp@agri.state.nv.us.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the outreach college that extends knowledge from the University of Nevada and other land-grant universities to local communities to address critical needs. UNCE is a federal-state-county partnership with 19 statewide offices. Its more than 200 personnel -- with the help of volunteers -- conduct programs in agriculture; children, youth and families; community development; health and nutrition; horticulture; and natural resources.

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