By CLINT FOSTER
For anyone who frequently works with pesticide and is looking to renew their license or earn some necessary continuing education hours, look now further than the city of Palo Pinto.
The Palo Pinto Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are sponsoring a pesticide workshop to be held on Thurday, January, 2014 at the Palo Pinto County Extension Office in Palo Pinto, TX. The extension office can be found one block south of the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.
The workshop will offer all five of the Continuing Education Units required to renew both a Private Applicator’s License or a Non-Commercial Applicator’s License, including three general units, an Integrated Pest Management credit and a course on laws and regulations.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the workshop, itself, lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be charged only $20 to register, which includes coffee, donuts, a barbeque lunch and door prizes. Pre-registration is not required.
The following instructors will be on-hand to teach the following subjects:
• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Range Specialist James Jackson – Brush Management.
• Dupont Range and Pasture Specialist Gerald Hobson – Range and Pasture Management (weed control).
• Morgan Bednorz of AgriLabs, Inc. – Remote Hornfly Control.
• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Jim Muir – Getting Pastures Healthy.
• Henry Krusckopf of the Texas Department of Agriculture – Laws and Regulations.