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Private Applicator Safety Training

Private Applicator Safety Education will provide training, education, and certification in the safe application and use of pesticides. A private applicator is defined as an individual who is 18 years of age and who is producing an agriculture commodity on his/her land or on rented land. The county extension agent has the leadership role in providing training for private pesticide applicators and assures the completion of the application process for the certification of private applicators. The training and certification sessions are conducted within the counties of the state. Sessions are scheduled by the county extension agents and are scheduled according to the policies handed down by the Bureau of Plant Industry and the Mississippi State University Extension Service. An individual seeking Private Certification should check with his/her local county office for dates of scheduled sessions. Contact Gene Merckl at



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Portrait of Mr. Marvin E. Merkl, Jr.
Program Manager