Only pesticide educators may attend this event. 

The 2023 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, 2023
  • Location: Calvert Hotel, 216 7th Ave S., Lewistown, MT 59457
  • Registration: Register online by February 15. 
  • Fee: $100. Pay using PAT Funds (MSU Extension only), online in advance or cash or check at the door (exact change only).
  • Hotel Room Reservation: A room block is reserved at the Calvert. Please contact the hotel to reserve your room at (406) 535-5411 before the cutoff date of February 6.

 

 

Agenda

Printable Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 22

  • 8:00 am - Welcome, Goals, and Responsibilities of Local PAT Coordinators

Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

  • 8:25 am  - PAT Licensing

Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

  • 8:45 am - Introduction to Pesticides: Basics of Mode of Action and Formulations

Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent Lewis and Clark County

  • 9:45 am - Introduction to Spray Equipment

Dave Brink, MSU Extension Agent Mineral County

  • 10:15 am - Break
  • 10:30 am - Core Topic: MT PAT Program and Tribal Applicators

Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician and

Wendy Becker, MSU Extension Agent Roosevelt County

  • 11:20 am - Core Topic: Reading the Pesticide Label and Story Problem

Ben Hauptman, MSU Extension Agent Granite County

  • 12:05 pm - Provided Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Core Topic: Integrated Pest Management

Collen Pegar, MSU Extension Agent Hill County and

Katie Hatlelid, MSU Extension Agent Judith Basin County

  • 1:45 pm - Break
  • 2:00 pm - Core Topic: Pesticides and the Environment, Soil Demo Kits, and Story Problem

Shelley Mills, MSU Extension Agent Valley County, and

Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent Lewis and Clark County

  • 3:30 pm - Core Topic: Pesticide Safety and Toxicity, PPE Kits, and Story Problem

Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

  • 5:00 pm - Adjourned

Day 2 - Thursday, February 23

  • 8:30 am - Core Topic: Calibration, Demo Kit and Story Problem

Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

  • 10:00 am - Break
  • 10:15 am - Core Topic: Pesticide Laws and Story Problem

Theresa Schrum, MDA District 2 Plant Science Specialist

  • 11:15 am - Coordinating an Initial Private Applicator Program and PEP Website

Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

  • 12:00 pm - Surveys and Adjourned

 

 

Credits

10 - Dealer      6
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      6
34 - Ornamental and Turf 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
44 - Special Utility      6
45 - School IPM      6
50 - Mosquito Abatement      6
55 - Regulatory Weed      6
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      6

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control      3
37 - Right of Way Pest Control      3
38 - Public Health Pest Control      3
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
44 - Special Utility      3
45 - School IPM      3
50 - Mosquito Abatement      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      3
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

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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