2011-03-31 / Community News

Lee County Extension Agent News

Private Applicator Training and Testing-April 11

Individuals wanting to become a licensed private applicator with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will have an opportunity to attend a training on Monday, April 11, in the Lee County Extension office, 310 South Grimes, Giddings.

The training consists of lecture, video and worksheets. Registration is $50 per person and includes training materials and catered lunch. The training materials may be picked up prior to the class.

A private applicator license allows the purchase and application of restricted-use/state limited- use pesticides in the production of an agricultural commodity.

Check-in begins at 7:45 am and the training will start promptly at 8 am. The training lasts approximately 3.5 hours. A TDA representative will administer the exam. TDA license application fee is not included.

Spring Gardening- April 14

Garden enthusiasts are invited to a Spring gardening seminar at the Extension office on Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Dr. Joseph G. Masabni, Vegetable Extension Specialist, will discuss vegetable production and herbicide updates.

Licensed private applicator will receive 1 General CEU hour.

Registration is $15 per person, payable at the door.

To register for classes or for more information, contact the Lee County office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 979-542- 2753.

Keeton Ehrig is the County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Lee County. He can be reached at (979)542-2753 or visit the Lee County office at 310 S. Grimes Street in Giddings.

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