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Registration for Montana realtor noxious weed online training course opens Oct. 3

September 29, 2016 -- MSU News Service

Registration for the Montana realtor noxious weed online training course opens Oct. 3.

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BOZEMAN – Registration opens Oct. 3 for the Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign’s online training course for realtors about noxious weeds.

The course is intended to provide realtors with a broad understanding of noxious weeds in order to direct both buyers and sellers to the appropriate resources to ensure that noxious weeds are managed appropriately and desired vegetation can abound. It will offer research-based integrated weed management tools and promote the multitude of weed resources that are available to potential clients and landowners in Montana.

The course consists of five modules: noxious weeds 101, plant anatomy and weed identification, weed identification, understanding Montana’s County Weed Control Act and integrated weed management. The course has obtained certification through the Association for Real Estate License Law Officials and the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and has been approved for four continuing education credits in the environmental issues category.

To promote this course and noxious weed education amongst the realtor community, a limited number of scholarships for free registration are available for realtors.

Once registered, participants will have 182 days (approximately 6 months) to complete the course and obtain the continuing education credits.

The Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign is a cooperative effort among state and federal entities, including Montana State University and non-governmental organizations that educate the people of Montana about noxious weeds and encourage them to participate in integrated weed management.

To register, contact Shantell Frame-Martin at (406) 444-9491 or shantell.frame@montana.edu.

For more information about the course, contact Frame-Martin or Jane Mangold at (406) 994-5513 or jane.mangold@montana.edu.

For more information about the Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign, see www.weedawareness.org.

Contact: Shantell Frame-Martin, project coordinator, MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, (406) 444-9491 or shantell.frame@montana.edu