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Covid Restrictions Result In Changes To Some Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions

Wed 11-18-2020

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – The private pesticide applicator trainings originally scheduled for Dec. 8 in Paullina and Dec. 9 in Rock Rapids have been postponed in response to the governor’s latest COVID-19 guidance. The training at the Paullina Legion has been rescheduled to Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m., and the Rock Rapids training will be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 4 at the Forster Community Center. 

Field Agronomist Joel DeJong said that at this time the remaining northwest Iowa private pesticide applicator training schedule will remain as-is; however, COVID-19 mandates and guidelines may cause more programs to be postponed. 

“This year we are requiring that producers preregister for private pesticide training,” DeJong said. “We are doing this for many reasons - to ensure we have proper space for social distancing being one of the big ones, but also to make sure we can contact you if a meeting schedule changes. We are prioritizing the health and safety of all and appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation.” 

At this time, the private pesticide applicator training schedule for northwest Iowa is as follows:

  • Dec. 15, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. - Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center, Sioux Center - Preregistration required to 712-737-4230.
  • Dec. 15, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m. - Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center, Sioux Center - Preregistration required to 712-737-4230.
  • Dec. 17, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. - Presbyterian Church, Sibley - Preregistration required to 712-754-3648.
  • Dec. 17, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m. - Presbyterian Church, Sibley - Preregistration required to 712-754-3648.
  • Dec. 18, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. - Convention Center, Le Mars - Preregistration required to 712-546-7835.
  • Dec. 18, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m. - Convention Center, Le Mars - Preregistration required to 712-546-7835.
  • Dec. 21, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. - Community Center, Primghar - Preregistration required to 712-957-5045.
  • Jan. 5, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Community Center, Inwood - Preregistration required to 712-472-2576.
  • Jan. 14, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Legion Hall, Paullina - Preregistration required to 712-957-5045.
  • Jan. 21, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center, Sioux Center - Preregistration required to 712-737-4230.
  • Jan. 27, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Convention Center, Le Mars - Preregistration required to 712-546-7835.
  • Jan. 27, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Convention Center, Le Mars - Preregistration required to 712-546-7835.
  • Feb. 2, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Forster Community Center, Rock Rapids - Preregistration required to 712-472-2576.
  • Feb. 9, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Community Center Basement, Cherokee (530 W. Bluff) - Preregistration required to 712-225-6196.
  • Feb. 17, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center, Sioux Center - Preregistration required to 712-737-4230.
  • March 3, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. - Community Center, Primghar - Preregistration required to 712-957-5045.
  • March 4, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. - Forster Community Center, Rock Rapids - Preregistration required to 712-472-2576.
  • March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Community Center, Aurelia - Preregistration required to 712-225-6196.
  • March 16, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Presbyterian Church, Sibley - Preregistration required to 712-754-3648.
  • April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. - Legion Hall, Paullina - Preregistration required to 712-957-5045. 

For additional information, contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office at the preregistration phone number listed above or DeJong at 712-546-7835 or jldejong@iastate.edu.