Training Programs

BY POPULAR DEMAND! Pesticide Safety and Education Program Email Notification!

You are cordially invited to join the Pesticide Safety and Education Program mailing list.  It was created exclusively for certified pesticide applicators interested in receiving notifications of upcoming recertification training opportunities, Core and Category Review workshops, and any hot topics Michigan pesticide applicators need to know. For more information, see the Pesticide Safety and Education page.

  • Restricted Use Pesticide Testing - Centreville, MI

    Date: January 25, 2018
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032
    Contact: MDARD, 800-292-3939

    The cost for the Private exam is $50 and the Commercial Exam is $75.
  • Ag Action 2018

    Date: January 26, 2018
    Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 West "O" Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49003
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren, 269-657-8213

    Ag Action is an annual event held at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College featuring educational sessions on agriculture, food safety and home gardening.
  • Pesticide Applicator Training - Core Manual Review

    Date: February 6, 2018 - February 6, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: State Office Building 305 Ludington St, 2nd Floor Conference Room Escanaba, MI 49829
    Contact: Jim Isleib, isleibj@anr.msu.edu, 906-387-2530

    Review of content and practice exam from National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and MI addendums for private and commercial applicators
  • 2018 Southwest Horticulture Days

    Date: February 7, 2018 - February 8, 2018
    Location: 1100 Yore Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Contact: Attendance: Renee Tinkey (269-944-1477) or Brad Baughman (269-927-5674 x4012). Trade show booth: Allen Zelmer (269-870-5265)

    Education and trade show for Southwest Michigan's fruit and vegetable farmers
  • 2017-18 Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Allegan County

    Date: February 8, 2018
    Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Moline Coop & Mill, 1231 Peony Street, Moline
    Contact: Ronda Foreman, 269-673-0370

  • Isabella County Pesticide Review & Test

    Date: February 8, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Isabella County Building, 3rd Floor, Room 320, 200 N. Main Street Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    Contact: Paul Gross, grossp@anr.msu.edu, 989-317-4079

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Ottawa County

    Date: February 9, 2018 - March 28, 2018
    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Administration Building - Main Conference Room (Upper Level) Ottawa County Fillmore Complex,12220 Fillmore Street West Olive, MI
    Contact: Ottawa County MSU Extension, msue.ottawa@county.msu.edu, 616-994-4540

    The review covers the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual and Michigan Addendum for those taking the Michigan Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Shiawassee County

    Date: February 13, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Caledonia Township Hall, 135 N. State Street, Owosso, MI 48867
    Contact: ]Nicole Walker, 989-224-5241, walke628@anr.msu.edu

    Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The review covers the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Centreville, MI

    Date: February 15, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032
    Contact: 269-467-5511

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Branch County Farmers’ Day 2018

    Date: February 19, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Branch Area Career Center, 366 Morse St, Coldwater, MI 49036
    Contact: MSU Extension Branch County Office, msue.branch@county.msu.edu, 517-279-4311

    The 51st Annual Branch County Farmers' Day will be held on Presidents' Day in 2018.
  • Bay Thumb Vegetable Meeting

    Date: February 20, 2018 - February 20, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Walli’s Family Restaurant (2nd floor)* 1341 Center Rd, Burton, MI 48509
    Contact: Ben Phillips, phill406@msu.edu, 989.758.2502

    MSU Extension would like to invite you to a meeting for vegetable growers. Speakers include MSU specialists and state experts on production, labor, pesticides and food safety.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Training 2018

    Date: February 21, 2018 - March 30, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Human Services Building 801 Hazen Street Paw Paw, MI 49079
    Contact: MSU Extension, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This class can be used as a review before taking the Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Exam or to gain RUP Credits for the Private and Commercial Core Categories.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Clinton County

    Date: February 27, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Smith Hall on the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 800 Sickles Street St. Johns, MI 48879
    Contact: Nicole Walker, walke628@anr.msu.edu, 989-224-5241

    Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The review covers the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual.
  • 2017-18 Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Allegan County

    Date: March 15, 2018
    Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Zimmerman Room on the main level of the Human Services Building, 3255 - 122nd Avenue, Allegan
    Contact: Ronda Foreman, 269-673-0370

    A review of the Pesticide Applicators Core Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Marshall, MI

    Date: March 16, 2018
    Time: See Description
    Location: Calhoun County Building, 315 West Green Street, Marshall, MI 49086
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Core Manual RUP Review - Gratiot County

    Date: March 19, 2018
    Time: 8 am - 12 pm
    Location: Gratiot-Isabella RESD, 1131 E. Center Street Ithaca, MI 48847
    Contact: Joan Taylor, tayl1182@anr.msu.edu, 989-875-5233

    Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The review covers the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual.

The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.