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2013-04-11 / Community News

County Agent Schedules Private Applicator Training

Individuals wanting to become a licensed private applicator with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will have an opportunity to attend a training on Wednesday, May 1, in the Lee County Extension Office, 310 South Grimes, Giddings.

The training consists of lecture, video and worksheets. Registration is $60 per person and includes study materials, refreshments and catered lunch. The study materials may be picked up prior to the class.

Pre-Registration is recommended as class size is limited. Register by calling 979- 542-2753.

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 7:30 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.

Women’s Firearm Safety Class - May 11

The Lee County Wildlife Association (LCWA), in affiliation with the Lee County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will host a Women’s Firearm Safety Class on Saturday, May 11. Qualified instructors will begin at 9:00 am with a discussion and demonstration session at the Manheim Parish Hall, located east of Paige, on State Hwy. 21. Class will break around noon for a catered lunch, so an RSVP is requested by Friday, May 3.

Class will continue from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ward Shooting Range for those interested in learning various shooting techniques with rifles, pistols, and shotguns or for anyone just wanting a little practice time. Firearms will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own firearms.

Topics of discussion to include: gun types and uses, gun safety and handling, proper loading and unloading of firearms, and selfdefense gun laws regarding intruders. This free event is for anyone, 18 years or older, who may be interested in personal and gun safety whether for hunting, recreational or competitive shooting.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact the Lee County Extension office at 979-542-2753.

Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and who may need auxiliary aids, services or accommodations must contact the Lee County Extension office at least five (5) days prior to the event so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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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