County Private Applicator Training / Review Sessions
Do you plan on using a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) AND produce an agricultural commodity on your property or your employers property? If both this is correct, then you are a Private Applicator. Private Applicators can get certified in three categories, General Farm, Fruits Crops or Greenhouse & Nursery.
As a Private Applicator you have to receive training and certification to apply RUPs. If you are not going to be using any RUPs then you are off the hook. To receive training and certification, purchase and study the Private Applicator Training manual from your County Extension office and do one of the two options below:
1) Go to your County Extension office and take the test for certification or,
2) Go to a training offered by your County Extension Office and then do the test at the end of the training.
Simple enough, now how do I get into one of those training? Simply by contacting your County Extension Office to register. Below is a list of training at the counties in Wisconsin or you can go to the PAT Program Events Calendar on the right. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the PAT Program or your County Extension Office. If you wish to contact your County Extension Office directly, the following link will take you to a listing of county web pages [http://counties.uwex.edu]
The 2018 Private Applicator training schedule will be coming this winter. Most training for Private Applicators at your County Extension Office occur in the months January, February, March and April.
Barron – January 10 – Barron County Government Center. For registration and details please contact the Barron County Extension office. 715-537-6250
Buffalo – December 20 and February 10 – Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma both training. For registration and details please contact the Buffalo County Extension office. 608-685-6256
Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn – March 14 – A Private Applicator Training will be held for the counties Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn at the Spooner Research Station. For details and registration please call the Spooner Research Station. 715-635-3505
Chippewa – January 31, February 22 and March 22 – Chippewa at the Security Bank, Bloomer (Jan 31); TBD in Stanley (Feb 22); and the Chippewa County Courthouse, Chippewa Falls (March 22). Please contact the Chippewa County Extension office for registration and details. 715-726-7950
Clark – March 2, 7 and 9 – March 2, Neillsville Courthouse auditorium; March 7, Colby VFW; and March 9, Thorp Fire hall. Contact the Clark County Extension office for registration and details. (715) 743-5121
Columbia – January 23, February 8 and March 8 – Jan 23 at the Otsego Town Hall, Otsego and Feb 8, March 8 at the Columbia Administration Building, Room 113, Portage. Contact the Columbia County Extension office for registration and details. 608-742-9687
Crawford and Vernon – February 5, 9 and March 5 – Both Vernon and Crawford counties at the Viroqua Medical office Building (North side of the Vernon Memorial Hospital). Please contact the Vernon County Extension office for registration and details. 608-637-5276
Dodge – February 1 and March 7 – Dodge County Extension Office. Contact the Dodge County Extension Office for registration and details. 920-386-3790
Dunn – February 7 and February 26 – Both training at the Dunn County Community Services Building, Menomonie. For registration and details please contact the Dunn County Extension office. 715-232-1636
Eau Claire – January 13 and February 27 – Eau Claire County Ag & Resource Center, Altoona. For Registration and details please contact the Eau Claire County Extension Office. 715-839-4712.
Fond du Lac – February 13 and March 5 – Fond du Lac County Extension Office. Contact the Fond du Lac County Extension Office for Registration and details. 920-929-3170
Jefferson – Jan 26, Feb 15 and March 15 – UW-Extension Office located at 884 Collins Rd, Jefferson WI 53549. Please contact the Jefferson County Extension office for registration and details. 920-674-7295.
Langlade – January 18 and February 15 – Both are being held at the Langlade County Service Center, Eau Claire River Room, 837 Clermont St., Antigo. Please contact the Langlade County Extension Office for registration and details. 715-627-6236 x 283
Lincoln – March 2 – Lincoln County Service Center, Room 156, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill. Please contact the Lincoln County Extension Office for registration and details. 715-539-1072
Marquette – February 15 – Please contact the Marquette County Extension office for details and registration. 608-297-3141
Outagamie – February 14 and February 26 – Both at the Outagamie County Extension office, 3365 W. Brewster St., Appleton. To register please contact the Outagamie Extension Office. 715-538-2311 Ext. 208
Ozaukee – February 21 – Ozaukee County Administration Building, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington. Please contact the Ozaukee County Extension office for details and registration. 262-284-8288
Pepin – January 25 and February 28 – Pepin County Government Center, Durand. Please contact the Pepin County Extension office for details and registration. 715-672-5214
St. Croix – January 18, February 15 and February 20 – All training will occur at the St. Croix Ag Service and Education Center, Baldwin. For Registration or details please contact the St. Croix County Extension office. 715-531-1930
Washington – January 31 – Public Agency Center, 333 E. Washington St. West Bend. Please contact your Washington County Extension Office for registration and details. 262-335-4477
Waukesha – January 18 (Greenhouse and Nursery) and January 30 (General Farm) – Waukesha County Courthouse Complex, 515 W. Moreland Blvd. For details contact the UW PAT Program or the Waukesha County Extension office. To register – Private Applicator. 262-548-7770 (County both training) or 608-263-6358 (PAT Program Greenhouse training).
Waupaca – February 28 and March 1 – Feb 28 at the Waupaca County Court House and on March 1 at the Manawa City Hall. You must preregister after Jan 2nd to attend. Contact the Waupaca County Extension Office to register. 715-258-2087