8 Hour CEU Program

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 8

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture.  All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEU’s) to renew their license.

Licensed private applicators must obtain 15 hours of CEU’s every five years to renew/recertify their license.  These hours must be accumulated from the following: 2 hours of Laws and Regulations, 2 hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEU’s.   Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits; with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

There will be a Mass CEU Seminar hosted at thirteen locations across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension District 8 on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  This seminar will offer eight (8) CEU’s for the private applicator license and certificate holders.  The approved credit hours are: four (4) General, one (1) Laws and Regulation, two (2) IPM hours and one (1) Drift hour.  Commercial and non-commercial license holders will be able to obtain all of their needed hours for license renewal with the first 5 hours of the program.

Topics and speakers include: Laws & Regulations; Pest Control Around the Home & Barn – Dr. Mike Merchant, Professor & Extension Urban Entomologist; Calibration & Nozzle Selection to Reduce Spray Drift – Matt Matocha, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist; Forage Pest Management – Dr. Allen Knutson, Professor & Extension Entomologist; Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds – David Stichler, Consultant, DuPont; Nutrient Runoff Management of Ag Enterprises – Dr. Sam Feagley, Professor & State Soil Environmental Specialist; Chemical & Mechanical Weed Management in Forages – Dr. Larry Redmon, Professor & State Extension Specialist; Controlling External Parasites of Livestock – Dr. Rick Machen, Professor & Extension Livestock Specialist.

Bosque County, in cooperation with Johnson and Somervell Counties will host their program in Cleburne on December 11, 2014. Persons interested in attending must register before December 8 online at www.bosque.agrilife.org or by calling the Bosque County AgriLife Extension at 254-435-2331.  You should pre-register to guarantee a spot in the program.  The cost of registration is $50, which includes lunch.   Registration will start at 7AM with the program to follow at 7:30AM at the Cleburne Senior Center at 1212 Glenwood Dr in Cleburne, TX 76033. Call or email Chelsea Dorward for more information at 254-435-2331 or chelsea.dorward@ag.tamu.edu.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in Extension sponsored events are encouraged to contact the County Extension office one week in advance to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made.

 Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

You may register now by filling in the online form below and pay at the door. Use the scroll bar on the form to move down. When you have filled in the form please click the “submit” button. Thank you.

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