Any agricultural producer who applies restricted use pesticides or manure/fertilizer from a confined feeding operation to his or her own property must have a private applicators license.  To obtain a pesticide applicators license passing the CORE exam through the Office of the Indiana State Chemist is required.  To obtain a fertilizer applicator license passing the Category 14 exam is required.

Purdue Extension – Washington and Orange Counties are partnering to offer training for the Category 14 exam and the opportunity to take the CORE and/or Category 14 exams in southern Indiana on Wednesday, October 16 at the Orange County Community Center (1075 N. Sandy Hook Rd., Paoli, IN 47454).  Category 14 training will be from 10 am – 12 pm with both exams beginning at 1 pm.  There is no fee for attending the training or taking the exams.

Pre-registration is preferred, as 30 people must be registered for exams prior to Monday, October 14 in order for the State Chemist’s Office to travel to this area.  For study materials, to register or for more information contact the Purdue Extension – Washington County office at 812-883-4601 or by e-mail at [email protected] prior to Monday, October 14.