Private applicator training

In order to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides, individuals must obtain a private pesticide applicator's license. A certified private applicator is any individual who is authorized to use or supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer. A restricted use pesticide is any pesticide when applied in accordance with its direction for use may cause, without additional regulatory restrictions, unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, including injury to the applicator.

Obtaining a private pesticide applicators license or renewing a license involves attending a training class or viewing the training video.  There is no charge for the class, but each farm must have a copy of the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual. Bring your copy or plan to purchase one at the training session for $12.  A private pesticide applicator’s license must be renewed every five years.

Training will be held at the Adair County Extension Center on Wednesday, February 7. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be repeated at 6:00 p.m.

Dicamba training 

On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s XtendiMax. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Missouri-specific restrictions for ENGENIA, XENDIMAX and FEXAPAN, including training requirements, a notice of application form, specific application times and cutoff dates for application. Find the complete details of these restrictions and information on training at http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/dicamba-facts.php.

Soil testing fees to increase January 1

Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of a regular soil test will increase from $15.00 to $17.50 per sample. This is our first price increase in over 10 years.

It's a great time to join 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. We are a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime. Contact Michelle Klem, 4-H youth development specialist at klemmd@missouri.edu or at 660-665-9866 to learn how to join 4-H. Clover Kids (5 to 7 year olds on 1/1/18) kickoff is October 24, 6 p.m. at the Extension Center.

 

 


Missouri Training Institute

Missouri Training Institute offers programs in northeast Missouri For nearly 30 years, the Missouri Training Institute (MTI) has provided training and consulting services to improve business performance and organizational effectiveness for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Call Michelle today at 660-665-9866 or klemmd@missouri.edu to find out how MIT can work for you!

Artificial Insemination (AI) breeding barns available

There are AI breeding barns available for rent at three locations in northeast Missouri. For more information on the locations and rental information, see AI Breeding Barns (PDF)

Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information

The Ag Connection newsletter shares timely information on agricultural-related items. Read these articles at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/.

Fencing and boundary laws

Find helpful resources on Missouri's fencing and boundary laws, visit Missouri fence laws.