Private pesticide applicator training meetings have been set for the following dates and places:

Monday, Feb. 15, Black Rive Technical College, 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, Black River Technical College, 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, Black River Technical College, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25, Hoxie Service Center, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26, Hoxie Service Center, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only seven people per class will be allowed. Participants must pre-register by calling the appropriate office. Please choose a time and register for that class only. Those registering for a class at BRTC should call the Randolph County Extension Office at 870-892-4504. Classes at the Hoxie Service Center will register through the Lawrence County Extension Office at 870-886-3741.

Masks must be worn during the trainings at all times.

An online training is also available to those producers who do not want to or are unable to attend in-person training. The online training is available at

There is a $20 fee charged for the training, which will be collected at the time of the meeting if attending a live training. Fees will be collected using a credit/debit card in the online training.

These meetings are intended for private applicators that use restricted use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities on property owned or rented by them or their employer. Restricted use pesticides are not labeled for home gardens. Therefore, a pesticide license is not required, nor available, for home gardeners.

For more information, contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 886-3741.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 886-3741 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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