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Pesticide Certification Sessions in Bureau County - March 12th and Beyond
Illinois Ag Connection - 02/26/2024

Planning to enhance your pesticide applicator skills? Join the upcoming certification program at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Bureau County. An additional testing session has been added on March 12th, offering an opportunity for individuals to gain certification.

Session Details:

Date and Time: March 12, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: University of Illinois Extension Office, 850 Thompson Street, Princeton

Registration: Call the University of Illinois Registrar’s Office at 815-875-2878. No participation fees apply.

All commercial tests are recommended, and certification is essential for using restricted-use pesticides. The program is conducted in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, emphasizing the importance of safe and responsible pesticide application.

Remaining Sessions:

If you miss the March 12th session, there are more opportunities:

Wednesday, March 27, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Marshall – Illinois Putnam Counties University Extension Office, 509 Front St. Henry. Register at 309-364-2356.

Important Information for Participants:

· Bring a simple function calculator; smartphones and smart devices are not allowed.

· No charge for testing; however, advance registration is required.

· Indicate any need for reasonable accommodation during check-in.

Individual user guides and workbooks are available online or at local extension offices in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry, and Oglesby above the Illinois Valley Community College campus. For inquiries, contact Daryl Wragge, ag program coordinator, at 309-364-2356.

Join the Bureau County pesticide certification sessions to stay informed and contribute to responsible pesticide use in agriculture.

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