The 2022 PAT Core training focuses on the core concepts of private applicator pesticide use while delivering tools to train private pesticide applicators within your organization. Training tools may include videos, presentations, story problems, MontGuides and other materials. New MSU Extension agents with PAT responsibilities are encouraged to attend this training. Weed District representatives, MSU Extension Specialists, MDA staff or veteran MSU Extension Agents are also welcome to attend. 

Details

  • Date: February 22-23, 2022
  • Location: Best Western Clock Tower Inn, 2511 1st Ave N, Billings, MT 59101
  • Registration: Register online by February 16. Please only register if you are a pesticide educator. If you are unsure if this includes you contact Amy Bowser, amy.bowser@montana.edu, prior to registering. 
  • Fee: $100. Pay using PAT Funds (MSU Extension only), online in advance or cash or check at the door (exact change only).

Hotel Information

A room block is reserved at Best Western Plus Clock Tower Inn for attendees the nights of February 21, 22, and 23. Please make your own room reservation regardless of how you will pay. Speaker hotel fees will be paid by MSU PEP. If you choose to use PAT Funds to cover the cost MSU PEP will pay for the room at the event.

We are now past the room block cutoff of January 22. Please contact the Best Western Clock Tower Inn to reserve a room outside of the room block. (406) 259-5511.

 

Agenda

Printable 2022 PAT Core Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • 8:15 AM - Welcome
  • 8:20 AM - Goals of a Local PAT Coordinator, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 8:50 AM - What is a Pesticide? and Mode of Action, Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent - Lewis and Clark County
  • 9:35 AM - The Montana Private Applicator License, Wendy Becker, MSU Extension Agent - Roosevelt County
  • 10:35 AM - Break
  • 10:50 AM - Integrated Pest Management, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 12:00 PM - Catered Lunch
  • 12:45 PM - Reading and Understanding the Pesticide Product Label, Ben Hauptman, MSU Extension Agent - Granite County
  • 1:45 PM - Understanding Formulations and Tank Mixing, Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent - Lewis and Clark County
  • 2:45 PM - Break
  • 3:00 PM - Understanding Pesticide Safety and Toxicity, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 4:00 PM - Personal Protective Equipment and Using Kits, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 4:45 PM Adjourned

Day 2 - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

  • 8:30 AM - Understanding Pesticides and the Environment, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:55 AM - Break
  • 10:10 AM - MDA's Role in Montana, Eric Clanton, MDA District 5 Field Agent
  • 10:30 AM - Teaching Private Applicators Pesticide Law, Eric Clanton, MDA District 5 Field Agent
  • 11:20 AM - Understanding Worker Protection Standards, Kima Traynham, MDA District 7 Field Agent
  • 12:20 PM - Catered Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Introduction to Spray Equipment, Dave Brink, MSU Extension Agent - Mineral County
  • 1:30 PM - Calibrating Spray Equipment Using Shortcut Methods, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 2:30 PM - Break
  • 2:45 PM - Determining Solution and Product to Add to Tank, Dave Brink, MSU Extension Agent - Mineral County
  • 3:15 PM - Coordinating an Initial Training Program and Initial Training Kits, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 3:45 PM - Delivering the Private Applicator Exam and Facilitating Licensing, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 4:20 PM - Surveys and Adjourned

 

 

Credits

10 - Dealer     6
21 - Aerial     6
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     6
31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control     6
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control     6
33 - Forest Pest Control     6
34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     6
35 - Seed Treatment     6
36 - Aquatic Pest Control     6
37 - Right of Way Pest Control     6
38 - Public Health Pest Control     6
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     6
40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     6
41 - Wood Treatment     6
42 - Livestock Protection Collar     6
43 - Sodium Cyanide (M-44)     6
44 - Special Utility     6
45 - School IPM     6
46 - Piscicide     6
50 - Mosquito Abatement     6
51 - Predator     6
54 - Rodent     6
55 - Regulatory Weed     6
56a - Sewer Treatment     6
56b - Animal Contraceptive Vac.     6
56c - Biocide Treatment     6
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     6
61 - Private Aquatic Pest Control     6
62 - Private Livestock Protection Collar     6
63 - Private Sodium cyanide (M-44)     6

10 - Dealer     6
21 - Aerial     6
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     6
31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control     6
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control     6
33 - Forest Pest Control     6
34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     6
35 - Seed Treatment     6
36 - Aquatic Pest Control     6
37 - Right of Way Pest Control     6
38 - Public Health Pest Control     6
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     6
40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     6
41 - Wood Treatment     6
42 - Livestock Protection Collar     6
43 - Sodium Cyanide (M-44)     6
44 - Special Utility     6
45 - School IPM     6
46 - Piscicide     6
50 - Mosquito Abatement     6
51 - Predator     6
54 - Rodent     6
55 - Regulatory Weed     6
56a - Sewer Treatment     6
56b - Animal Contraceptive Vac.     6
56c - Biocide Treatment     6
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     6
61 - Private Aquatic Pest Control     6
62 - Private Livestock Protection Collar     6
63 - Private Sodium cyanide (M-44)     6

For More Information

Please contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or amy.bowser@montana.edu for more information or questions about the event.

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