MU Extension events calendar
Professional development events
- Dec. 13, 2016
MU Extension Program Leadership Council Meeting
- Dec. 15 to 16, 2016
MU Crop Management Conference- 2016
- Jan. 4 to Feb. 3, 2017
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training
- Jan. 9 to 13, 2017
Youth Development Academy: Raising the Potential of Professionals
- Jan. 9 to 11, 2017
2017 Hazardous Waste Management Winter Institute
- Feb. 23 to 25, 2017
Interface A 2017
- Feb. 26 to 28, 2017
Interface B 2017
- March 11 to 14, 2017
37th Annual Dialysis Conference
- March 27 to 31, 2017
Community Development Academy-Courses 1 and 2 Spring 2017
- April 7 to 8, 2017
Family Medicine Update: A Regional Medical Education Conference
- April 24 to 25, 2017
Advancing Renewables in the Midwest 2017
- June 12 to 16, 2017
2017 University of Missouri Meta-Analysis Summer Institute
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
707 W. 13th Street, Caruthersville MO map...
The Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT) Program at the University of Missouri involves the initial training and recertification of Missouri’s approximately 24,000 private pesticide applicators. The need for training in the application of pesticides is of high importance due to both the legal requirements and a real need for technical knowledge. Society’s demands for a cleaner environment encourage private applicators (farmers) to increase their knowledge and put new practices into use. The MU private pesticide applicator program reaches into essentially each of Missouri's 114 counties to train farmers on the safe and proper use of agricultural pesticides on their farmlands, including restricted-use pesticides (RUPs).
To meet the legal requirement mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Bureau for Pesticide Control for obtaining certification, an aspiring private applicator must fulfill one to the following: 1) attend a training program conducted by a local regional extension specialist, or 2) complete a self-study tutorial course through the use of an interactive CD-ROM or video/workbook in their local University of Missouri Extension Center. To keep the certification valid, the private applicator is required to renew once every five years by repeating the same process. Currently there are approximately 30 regional extension specialists who conduct educational programs for certifying and recertifying private applicators. Once per year, new regional specialists are funded through program funds to come to Columbia for orientation of the PPAT program.
Information about pesticide safety, worker protection standards, environmental and legal issues.