*Agricultural CommodityMeans any plant or part of a plant, animal or animal product produced by a person primarily for sale, consumption, propagation, or other use by humans or animals. “Agricultural commodity” includes industrial hemp. [ 94.67(2) ]
Before you order your study materials, you first need to figure out whether you are a Commercial or a Private applicator. A Private applicator is someone who applies pesticides to produce an Agricultural Commodity* (e.g., corn, soybeans, cattle, etc.) on land they or their employer owns or controls. Essentially this is a farmer or someone who works on a farm (although it also includes greenhouses and nurseries, fish farms, production forests and other operations that produce agricultural commodities).
A Commercial applicator is anyone who does not fit the definition of a private applicator. That could be, for example, someone applying pesticides to people’s lawns (they are NOT producing an agricultural commodity) or someone working for a coop applying pesticides to farms for pay (but they are NOT applying the pesticides on land they, or their employer owns).