Clint Perkins

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will conduct private applicator training from 8 a.m. to noon May 17 at the Smith County Extension Office, 1517 W. Front St. in Tyler. This is an opportunity to obtain the required private applicator training only; testing will not be offered.

On June 1, 2014, the Texas Department of Agriculture ceased offering paper exams. After the conclusion of the training, producers will need to schedule a testing date with the Texas Department of Agriculture PSI testing center in Tyler. New testing procedures will be explained during the training.

This training is for individuals who do not hold a current license to purchase state limited-use or restricted-use pesticides. Study materials are available for purchase for $40, which includes the Private Applicator General Manual, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Laws and Regulations Manual and all the handouts and worksheets needed for this training. These materials should be purchased for review in advance of the training.

A $10 fee will be charged the day of the training. Cash or check only, made payable to the Smith County Livestock and Forage Committee, will be accepted. To register for Training and/or to purchase study materials, call 903-590-2980. Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension program should contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Smith County at 903-590-2980 at least one week prior to the program or event. If you have any further questions, please contact Clint Perkins or Tina Griffin.

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