OSU Extension to offer fertilizer, pesticide recertification classes

Those needing to recertify for their private pesticide applicators license or fertilizer certification will have several opportunities in 2018 to attend classes in Jefferson, Harrison, and Carroll Counties.

This is the first year of recertification for fertilizer applicators – those who do not have a pesticide license but took the fertilizer certification class in 2014 are up for a one hour renewal course this year. For persons with a pesticide license, you can recertify when your pesticide applicator license is up for renewal.

The schedule for recertification opportunities in the tri-county area are as follows:

  • Jan. 22 – Harrison County Fairgrounds Commercial Building – Fertilizer Recertification Only Lunch & Learn beginning at 12 p.m. Cost: $10 (includes lunch). Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting the Jefferson Extension office at 740-264- 2212 by Jan. 17.
  • Feb. 15 – FFA Camp Muskingum, Carrollton – Fertilizer and Private Pesticide Recertification credits offered. All-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $35 (includes hot lunch). Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting the Carroll Extension office at 330-627- 4310 ext. 4 by Feb. 8.
  • Feb. 27 – Bantam Ridge School, Wintersville – Fertilizer and Private Pesticide Recertification credits offered. Evening event with Fertilizer Recertification beginning the program from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a 30 minute break followed by the Private Pesticide Recertification from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for fertilizer only, $35 for both sessions (includes pizza dinner if both sessions are attended). Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting the Jefferson Extension office at 740-264- 2212 by Feb. 20.

To locate other recertification opportunities across Ohio, visit pested.osu.edu. Costs for recertification classes are to cover OSU Extension program costs and do not include the $30 fee to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which is mailed separately. Have questions about getting a pesticide license or fertilizer applicator certification? Contact Erika Lyon at 740-264- 2212 ext. 203.

For more information on Jefferson and Harrison Extension programs, visit jefferson.osu.edu or harrison.osu.edu.