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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Commercial, noncommercial pesticide applicators

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Workshop update

We are working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to develop remote training opportunities for Fall 2020. Please check this page for updates or send your email address to jhendrix@umn.edu to receive an email update. Type "Email Notification Request" in the subject line.

The full list of opportunities should be posted by September 1, 2020.

Recertification workshops

We offer educational and recertification workshops for those who apply pesticides on their employer's or customer's land or sites. Find workshops in the categories you are licensed in.


Certification resources



Commercial/noncommercial pesticide program

Jolene C. Hendrix, Extension educator and program manager

Structural, stored grain and fumigation, and food processing certification

Stephen Kells, co-coordinator and Extension entomologist

Workshop registration assistance

Mary Ferguson, operations manager

Minnesota licensing

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 651-201-6615 or pesticide.licensing@state.mn.us (email is preferred).

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