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Opportunity for farmers to dispose of pesticides
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will accept unwanted pesticides at these locations and times (located below). Only farm chemicals will be accepted.  Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.

Aug. 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hardin County Fairgrounds
14134 County Road 140
Kenton, OH 43326

Aug. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds
650 North County Road 25-A
Troy, OH 45373

Aug. 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds
335 Old National Road
Old Washington, OH 43768

Aug. 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Huron County Fairgrounds
940 Fair Road
Norwalk, OH 44857

Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop - September 7, 2016
Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunity:
Location: 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
5 Hours of Recertification Credits Offered:
Core                                              6a - Ornamental Pest
3a - Aquatic Pest                         6c - Ornamental Weed
4a - Forest Pest                            8 -  Turf
5 - Industrial Vegetation

Paper registrations will be sent out in mid-July to all licensed applicators. Click here for Online Registration.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection - October 5, 2016
This program will meet the mandatory training for licensing in the Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection (Category 12) as required under the new Ohio regulation.
Click here for more information and to register online

New Applicator Trainings: 2016
August 24, 2016
September 28, 2016
Click here for more information, and online registration

2017 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences - Dates Announced
January 19, 2017 - Sandusky, Kalahari Conference Center
February 10, 2017 - Dayton Convetion Center
February 15, 2017 - Akron, John S. Knight Center
February 28, 2017 - Columbus Convention Center
Registration will open October 1, 2016

2016 Changes in the Federal Worker Protection Standard
Click here for more information

Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities
Click here for information about upcoming opportunities

Agriculture Fertilizer Certification
Click here for information about the certification and training opportunities

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Pesticide Safety Training for Commercial New Applicators

Obtaining a commercial applicator license

Becoming a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspector

Training for a trained serviceperson

Obtaining a private applicator license

Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification

Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.

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