District 5 Winter Newsletter

Dear District 5 Private Applicators,

The MSU Extension Pesticide Education Program (MSU PEP) hopes you had a great holiday season! We want to remind District 5 private applicators that you have until 12/31/2022 to obtain six pesticide recertification credits. You are in the first year of the private applicator certification cycle for District 5. Keep an eye out for local events in your area and stay in contact with your Extension Agent.

If you or someone you know needs to obtain a pesticide license there are several Initial Private Applicator Training Programs being held across the state this spring. Veteran private applicators may also attend as a refresher course and to obtain six private applicator recertification credits. Please visit our Initial Private Applicator Training page for dates, details and registration options.

Looking up License Information and Credits

Private Applicators can check their current credits and lookup their license number by contacting their Extension Agent or by using the MDA Pesticide License Search. Enter in your license number or last name and click search. Next to your name click “Private Applicator” under program type. This page will show how many credits you have acquired, and how many more credits you need before the end of the recertification cycle.

Upcoming Events in Private Applicator District 5 (Southcentral Montana)

The following list of private applicator events are hosted by various organizations in your district. Please use the provided contact information for each event to register and obtain more information. This list is not comprehensive and only represents a few currently approved courses. Courses are added as they are sent to the MDA for approval. Use the MDA Course Locator to search for more events.

  • 1/8/2018, Stanford, 2018 Cropping Seminar, 406-566-2277 (1 credit)
  • 1/11/2018, Billings, STI 2018 Winter Grower Meeting, 406-480-1623
  • 2/1/2018, Columbus, Intial Private Applicator Training, 406-994-5178 (6 credits)
  • 2/15/2018, Billings, MATE 2018, 406-323-2704 (3 credits)
  • 2/16/2018, Billings, MATE 2018, 406-323-2704 (3 credits)

Recent Publications and News Updates

News: Pesticide Applicators should be aware of new Worker Protection Standard Requirements as of January 1, 2018.

News: Regional Pesticide Education Trainings offered across Montana in 2018.

MontGuide: Maintenance, Cleaning and Storage of Ground Sprayers. 2017 Revision.

IPM Bulletin: 2017 Fall IPM Bulletin

Meet the New Fergus and Yellowstone County Extension Agents

Emily Standley is the new Fergus County Extension Agent and PAT Coordinator. Contact her at emily.standley1@montana.edu or (406) 535-3919.

Callie Cooley is the new Yellowstone County Extension Ag Agent and PAT Coordinator. Callie grew up on her family’s farm and ranch east of Miles City on the Powder River, where she continues to be involved today. Callie graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Animal Science and minor in Agricultural Business. Callie’s primary interested relating to Extension include beef cattle production, crop production, range management and pesticide education. Contact her at callie.cooley@montana.edu or (406) 256-2828.


Private applicator District 5 recertification dates 2018