WHAT: The 2024 PAT Core training focuses on training new pesticide educators on the core concepts of private applicator pesticide use while delivering tools to train private pesticide applicators within your organization. Training tools covered include presentations, story problems, demonstration kits, publications, videos, and other materials.

WHO: New MSU Extension agents with PAT responsibilities are highly encouraged to attend this training. Weed District representatives, MSU Extension Specialists, MDA staff or veteran MSU Extension Agents are also welcome to attend. 

Details

  • Date: May 22-23, 2024
  • Location: Comfort Inn, 1370 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Registration: Register online by April 19. A minimum attendee count must be met by this date to host the event.
  • Fee: $100. Pay using:
    • PAT Funds (MSU Extension only),
    • Credit Cards - online in advance, or
    • Cash or check at the door.
  • Hotel Room Reservation: A room block is reserved at the Comfort Inn for the nights of May 21st and 22nd. Please contact the hotel to reserve your room at (406) 220-5099 before the cutoff date of April 21.

Using PAT Funds

If you are a MSU Extension agent you may use PAT Funds to pay for your registration fee and hotel room. When you register for the event please select 'PAT Funds' under registration fee and hotel payment. Please make your own hotel room reservations. MSU PEP will pay for your hotel room and will take care of transferring your payments after the event. 

Agenda

Printable Agenda

Day 1 - May 22

  • 9:00 am - Welcome, Goals and Responsibilities of Local PAT Coordinators, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:20 am - Introduction to Pesticides: Basics of Mode of Action and Formulations, Matt Walter, MSU Extension Agent - Lewis and Clark County
  • 10:15 am - Core Topic: MT PAT Program, Colleen Pegar, MSU Extension Agent - Hill County
  • 10:50 am - Break
  • 11:00 am - Core Topic: Reading the Pesticide Label and Story Problem, Ben Hauptman, MSU Extension Agent - Granite County
  • 11:50 am - Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - Core Topic: Pesticide Law and Recordkeeping Story Problem, Beth Thomas, MDA Certification and Training Coordinator
  • 1:30 pm - Core Topic: Pesticide Saftey and Toxicity, PPE Kits and Story Problem, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 3:00 pm - Break
  • 3:15 pm - Core Topic: Pesticides and the Environment, Soil Demo Kits and Story Problem, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist, Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent - Lewis and Clark County
  • 4:30 pm - Introduction to Spray Equipment, Dave Brink, MSU Extension Agent - Mineral County
  • 5:00 pm - Adjourned

Day 2 - May 23

  • 8:00 am - Core Topic: Calibration, Demo Kit and Story Problem, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:30 am - Core Topic: Integrated Pest Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:45 am - PAT Licensing, Coordinating an Initial Private Applicator Program and PEP Website, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 11:45 am - Workshop: Hosting Pesticide Events, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 12:30 pm - Surveys and Adjourned

 

 

Credits

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For More Information

Please contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or [email protected] for more information or questions about the event.

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