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.

  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 24, 2017 - January 24, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134.

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • Core Review - Lapeer

    Date: January 27, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU Lapeer County, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446
    Contact: Tina House, 810-667-0341

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 31, 2017 - January 31, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: New Era Reformed Church, 4774 1st Street New Era, MI 49446
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • 2017 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

    Date: February 1, 2017
    Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
    Contact: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, 877-769-6424; Mike Staton, staton@anr.msu.edu, 269-673-0370, ext. 2562

    Come hear the results of the 2016 SMaRT on-farm research projects. Participants will also learn about herbicide-resistant weeds and soybean cyst nematodes.
  • 2017 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

    Date: February 2, 2017
    Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr, Caro, MI 48723
    Contact: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, 877-769-6424; Mike Staton, staton@anr.msu.edu, 269-673-0370, ext. 2562

    Come hear the results of the 2016 SMaRT on-farm research projects. Participants will also learn about herbicide-resistant weeds and soybean cyst nematodes.
  • Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production

    Date: February 6, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: The Blue Gate Restaurant, 195 North Van Buren Street Shipshewana, IN 46565
    Contact: Mike Staton, 269-673-0370, Staton@msu.edu.

    Participants will learn about the latest university recommendations for managing irrigated corn and soybeans.
  • Isabella County Pesticide Review & Test

    Date: February 9, 2017
    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 10, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Administration Building, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street West Olive, MI 49460
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Ottawa County MSU Extension office, 616-994-4540;

    A three-hour review for those wishing to take the Michigan Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • 2017 Bay Thumb Vegetable Meetings

    Date: February 13, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 S Reese Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
    Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500, arooney@msu.edu

    MSU Extension would like to invite you to an update session from MSU's vegetable research specialists.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: February 17, 2017 - February 17, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station, 686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • 2017 Winter Nursery Meeting

    Date: February 17, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: Kent County Extension Office, 775 Ball Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Contact: Heidi Lindberg, wollaege@anr.msu.edu, 616-994-4701

    This winter nursery meeting will cover the current pests, diseases, and regulatory updates.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Centreville, MI

    Date: February 17, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
    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.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 21, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Cabela's, 110 Cabelas Blvd. East, Dundee, MI 48131
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Core Review - St. Clair

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU St. Clair County, 200 Grand River, Port Huron, MI
    Contact: Lori Brockdorff, 810-989-6935

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 23, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aiken Road, Peck, MI 48466
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Barry County Core Manual/RUP Review

    Date: February 23, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: The Old Hastings Library Building, 121 South Church Street, Hastings, MI 49058
    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.
  • SE Michigan Vegetable Meeting

    Date: February 23, 2017 - February 23, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Cabelas Meeting Room, 110 Cabelas Blvd E, Dundee, MI 48131
    Contact: Marissa Schuh, 517-264-5309, schuhmar@msu.edu

    This meeting will bring together experts from Michigan State University and Ohio State University Extension together to discuss the latest in vegetable pests, weeds, & more.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Clarksville, MI

    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
    Location: MSU Clarksville Research Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: Janice Ransom, (616) 527-5357, jransom@ioniacounty.org

    National Core Applicator Certification Manual review followed by MDARD Testing session in the afternoon. 4 RUP/applicator recertification credits - Private or Commercial Core.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Education Credit & Core Test

    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m.
    Location: Clarksville Experimental Station, 9302 Portland Rd., Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: Janice Ransom, 616-527-5357

    RUP Credits Pesticide Certification Review
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Training 2017

    Date: February 28, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
    Contact: MSU Extension at 219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 201, Paw Paw, MI 49079, 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 - Marshall,MI

    Date: March 16, 2017
    Time: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Calhoun County Building, 315 West Green Street, Marshall, MI 49086
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Patricia Dadow, 269-781-0784

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • 2017 Bay Thumb Vegetable Meetings

    Date: March 17, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Lenny Miller's Restaurant, 5800 Dryden Rd, Dryden, MI 48428
    Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500, arooney@msu.edu

    MSU Extension would like to invite you to an update session from MSU's vegetable research specialists.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Testing - Centreville, MI

    Date: March 17, 2017
    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.
  • Core Review - Lapeer

    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU Lapeer County, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446
    Contact: Tina House, 810-667-0341

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Training 2017

    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
    Contact: MSU Extension at 219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 201, Paw Paw, MI 49079, 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.
  • Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Ottawa County

    Date: March 30, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Administration Building, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Ottawa County MSU Extension office, 616-994-4540

    A three-hour review for those wishing to take the Michigan Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers EXPO

    Date: December 5, 2017 - December 7, 2017
    Location: DeVos Place Conference Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Contact: Benjamin Phillips, phill406@anr.msu.edu

    Largest fruit, vegetable, farm market, and greenhouse meeting in the Midwest.

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