Warner’s Farmer Pes­ti­cide Cer­tifi­cate Course pop­u­lar

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Alberta - BY HEATHER CAMERON

The County of Warner Ag Ser­vice Board will be hold­ing Farmer Pes­ti­cide Cer­tifi­cate cour­ses on Dec. 13; Jan. 10, 2019; and Jan. 31.

Ac­cord­ing to the Board, the course is manda­tory for any farmer who wishes to ap­ply re­stricted chem­i­cals to their grains or land. The course is also manda­tory for any farmer who has a cer­tifi­cate from be­fore 2013 and wishes to con­tinue us­ing re­stricted chem­i­cals.

The County of Warner Ag Ser­vice Board be­lieves that pes­ti­cides play a vi­tal role in modern farm­ing and the chem­i­cals that are used prop­erty are use­ful in pro­tect­ing stock and live­stock.

Chem­i­cals that are used in­ap­pro­pri­ately how­ever, can cause some se­ri­ous dam­age to peo­ple and live­stock, so the course will help those po­ten­tial is­sues be avoided.

Although the Farmer Pes­ti­cide Course was once un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Lake­land and Olds Col­leges, the Ag Ser­vice Board says that is no longer the case and a new course has been de­signed. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from this new course ex­pires five years af­ter the cer­tifi­cate is is­sued.

The cour­ses will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on the select days in the County of Warner Ag Ser­vice Board Meet­ing Room and the cost for the course is $65 and cov­ers both nec­es­sary ma­te­ri­als and lunch.

If any­one has any ques­tions or wants to pre-reg­is­ter for the course, they can call the Ag Ser­vice Board at 403-642-2255.

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