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By Dagan Teague/Special to the Hesperian-Beacon—
FLOYD COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Floyd County will present a Private Applicator Training March 3 at the Floyd County AgriLife Extension office at 8:30 a.m.
This training is for people who do not have a Texas Department of Agriculture license to apply restricted-use pesticides on their property or those who had a license that expired at least a year ago.
Cost is $60 per person, which includes training and study materials. Make checks or money orders payable to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. You can prepay at the Floyd County Office. If you do not want to prepay please RSVP for the cap for this training will be 10 people. Note: If there are more people in need of the training there can be another date scheduled. After the training an agent will provide a hard copy of the Private Pesticide Applicator license application form.
The license cannot be used for commercial, government or for-hire applicators. When you have completed the training course the exam will be available to take at the Lubbock AgriLife Extension Office.
To maintain your license and keep it current, you will need to earn 15 Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units within a five-year period. If you are not able to earn these within that five-year period, your license will not be renewed.
To sign up, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Floyd County (806) 983-4912 or contact Dagan Teague, IPM Agent, or Mark Carrol, Ag Agent.