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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


FIRST-TIME Fertilizer Certification Webinar - 3 HOUR

Fertilizer Certification Webinar

2024 Agricultural Fertilizer FIRST-TIME Certification Webinar


March 28, 2024 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2024
Cost: $35

This 3-hour training is for individuals who are obtaining their Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification for the first time (not recertification). Agricultural Fertilizer Certification is required for applications to more than 50 acres of crops grown for sale in Ohio. It is not required for lawn and landscape fertilizer applications. This training will be held online as a webinar. Following the completion of this course, we will collect your information to be transferred to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. If you currently hold a pesticide license, your license information will then be updated to include fertilizer certification. If you do not hold a pesticide license, you will be sent an invoice to collect your certification fee. Once the fee is received by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, you will receive your fertilizer certification.









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Requirement of Certified Applicators/Regulations

Jocelyn Birt

Water Quality Extension Associate


Water Quality Impacts of Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Paige Garrabrant

Water Quality Extension Associate






Soil Sample Collection/Soil Test Report

Chris Zoller

AgNR Tuscarawas Co


2020 Tri-State Recommendation Framework

Rachel Cochran

Water Quality Extension Associate






Phosphorus Recommendations to Maximize

Economic Potential and Limit Edge of Field Losses

Greg LaBarge

Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Nitrogen Recommendations to Maximize

Economic Potential and Limit Edge of Field Losses

Greg LaBarge

Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Complete Certification Process and Adjourn

Pest Ed Staff


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This course will be taught as an online webinar. If you register, you will be sent a link to attend. 

To register: Visit this link to register online or call Valerie at Recertification Specialist (740) 624-2405.

Refunds and Cancellations: There is a $25 processing charge per registrant for any cancellation, including Purchase Orders. Notify Valerie at Recertification Specialists by the program date to request a refund 740-624-2405. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

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It will be useful to purchase a copy of the fertilizer certification manual to reference during this 3-hour training. You can purchase as either a pdf download or a hard copy. That information can be found at the following link:

Purchase the Fertilizer Manual


Registration Questions: Valerie at Recertification Specialist 740-624-2405

Program Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program




These training opportunities fulfill the Ohio Department of Agriculture's requirements for obtaining the Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Certificate.