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March 14, 2018

Private Pesticide Applicator Initial Training in Great Falls

The MSU Cascade County Extension office will be offering a private pesticide applicator initial training in Great Falls on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Registration will begin at 8:30 at the Montana ExpoPark’s Paddock Club. The training will end with the Montana Private Applicator Certification exam around 5:30 p.m.

Individuals must be licensed as a private applicator prior to purchasing and using restricted use pesticides on land that they or their employers own, rent or lease. For applicators to acquire their initial applicator license, they must either attend a private pesticide applicator initial training or pass a 50 question open book graded Montana Private Applicator Certification Exam at their local Extension office.

Speakers Cecil Tharp, MSU Pesticide Education Specialist; Kari Lewis; MSU Glacier County Extension; Rose Malisani, MSU Cascade County Extension; Adriane Good, MSU Pondera County Extension; Kim Woodring, MSU Toole County Extension; and Tyler Lane, MSU Chouteau County Extension.

The private pesticide applicator initial training is open to the public. Individuals who have a current private applicator license will receive 6 private applicator recertification credits. Individuals not holding a private applicator license will be licensed as private applicators at the program. Cost for the training is $35 per person that includes training materials and a roast beef lunch. The fee is $36 for the private applicator license after the training for those producers living in district 3. Licensing fees are based upon a five-year recertification period. To find out more about the private pesticide applicator program, go to

Individuals interested in the training need to

register by April 20, 2018 to the MSU Cascade County Extension office. The agenda and registration form is attached with this email. Return the completed form with payment ($35) to MSU Cascade County Extension Office, 3300 Third Street NE, #9, Great Falls, MT 59404 by April 20, 2018. Please make checks payable to MSU Cascade County Extension Agriculture.

Contact Rose Malisani with the MSU Cascade County Extension office at (406) 454-6980.

Montana State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana Counties Cooperating. MSU Extension is an equal opportunity/affirmative action provider of educational outreach.


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