8 Hour CEU Program, Thursday, December 11, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Ellis County Extension Office, 701 South I-35E, Waxahachie. Registration is $50.00 includes lunch payable at door. Must R.S.V.P. by December 10th to Extension office at 972-825-5175.

The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture. All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEUís) to renew their license.

Private Applicators License must obtain 15 hours of CEUís every five years to renew/recertify their license. These hours must be from 2 hours of Laws and Regulations, 2 hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUís. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits; with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

There will be a Mass CEU Seminar hosted at 13 locations across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension District 8 on Thursday, December 11, 2014. This seminar will offer eight (8) CEUís for the private applicator license and certificate holders. The approved credit hours are: four (4) General, one (1) Laws and Regulation, two (2) IPM hours and one (1) Drift hour. Commercial and non-commercial license holders will be able to obtain all of their needed hours for license renewal with the first 5 hours of the program.†

Topics and speakers include: Laws & Regulations; Pest Control Around the Home & Barn - Dr. Mike Merchant, Professor & Extension Urban Entomologist; Calibration & Nozzle Selection to Reduce Spray Drift - Matt Matocha, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist; Forage Pest Management - Dr. Allen Knutson, Professor & Extension Entomologist; Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds - David Stichler, Consultant, DuPont; Nutrient Runoff Management of Ag Enterprises - Dr. Sam Feagley, Professor & State Soil Environmental Specialist; Chemical & Mechanical Weed Management in Forages - Dr. Larry Redmon, Professor & State Extension Specialist; Controlling External Parasites of Livestock - Dr. Rick Machen, Professor & Extension Livestock Specialist

Persons interested in attending one of these programs on December 11 must register before December 8 by calling the location and corresponding County Extension Office listed below.

You should pre-register to guarantee a spot in the program. The cost of registration is $50, which includes lunch. Registration will start at 7AM at each location with program to follow at 7:30AM. Host locations are: Ellis/Navarro, Ellis County Extension Office, 701 South Interstate Hwy 35E, Waxahachie, TX 75165, 972-825-5175, Hill, Hill Extension Office, 126 S. Covington Street, Hillsboro, TX 76645, 254-582-4022, Johnson/Bosque/Somervell, Cleburne Senior Center, 1212 Glenwood Drive, Cleburne, TX 76033, 254-729-5314 or http://williamson.agrilife.org/program-registration/).†

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in Extension sponsored events are encouraged to contact the County Extension office one week in advance to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

For further information, contact Mark Arnold, County Extension Agent-Agriculture/Natural Resources, 701 South I-35 E, Suite 3, Waxahachie, or call 972/825-5175 or email: wmarnold@ag.tamu.edu

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.