Private pesticide applicator program to be held


WHEATLAND – The University of Wyoming Extension will offer six private pesticide applicator education programs at various locations in southeast Wyoming Feb. 6 through March 6.

Private applicator licenses are required for anyone who applies or supervises the application of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). 

The four-hour private applicator education programs provide an overview of certification requirements, pertinent regulations, pesticide safety and handling, proper disposal practices and more. 

Applicators can attend any class that fits their schedule. All participants are required to bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, to their session.

Upon completion of a program, applications for private applicator licenses are submitted to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture for approval and issuance of licenses.

The program for Platte County will be held 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, February 22 at the Platte County Fairgrounds, 59 Antelope Gap Road, in Wheatland.

For more information, contact the Platte County Extension Office, (307) 322-3667


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