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MNLA/MTGF Pesticide Recertification Workshop - Categories A & E with Option P and/or J

This is the last opportunity to renew your license in 2017. Offer recertification in Categories A, E, P and/or J. Register now before the workshop fills up! SPACE IS LIMITED!

When: Start times vary depending on which category you are registered for.
Where: New Brighton Community Center
400 10th Street NW
New Brighton, Minnesota  55112
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987

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Click here for a registration form to mail or fax to the MNLA Office.


By attending the Pesticide Recertification Workshop and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit. There are 4 Registration Options—Choose the Category Needed to Fulfill Recertification Requirements.



1) Category A,E & P:  7:30 AM-3:15 PM

2) Category A & E:  9:00 AM-3:15 PM

3) Category A, E & J:  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

4) Category A, E, P & J:  7:30 AM-5:00 PM 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time listed to check in.


7:30 AM—9:00 AM | Session I. Category P—Vertebrate Pest (must also attend Categories A and E)

John Loegering, University of Minnesota

9:00 AM—9:30 AM | Session II. MDA General Session 
Alison Rossow, MN Dept. of Agriculture

9:30 AM—10:00 AM | Session III. MDA Case Files: Common Violations

10:15 AM—11:15 AM | Session IV. Respirators
Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota

11:15 AM—11:45 AM | Session V. Pesticide Use and Professionalism
Kent Honl, Rainbow Tree Care

11:45 AM—12:30 PM:  Break for Lunch

12:30 PM—1:30 PM | Session VI. General Category A Topic
Amanda Bachman, South Dakota State University

1:45 PM—2:45 PM | Session VII. Breakout Session (Choose 1)

  • Biocontrol (Nursery/Greenhouse) -- Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota
  • Turf Entomology (Turf/Golf) -- Jeffrey Hahn, University of Minnesota 
  •  Invasive Insects (Arborists/Landscape) -- Angie Ambourn, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture

2:45 PM—3:15 PM | Session VIII. Breakout Session (Choose 1)

  • Calibration of Turf Equipment -- Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota
  •  Calibration of Greenhouse/Nursery Equipment -- Rock Kelley, Bachman's Inc.
  •  Calibration of Landscape/Arborist Equipment -- Gail Nozal, S & S Tree & Horticultural Specialists

3:30 PM—5:00 PM | Session IX. Category J—Forestry, Rights-of-Way, and Natural Areas (must also attend Categories A and E)

  • IPM—Customer Boundaries -- Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes
  • Water Label Emergent Requirements -- MDA


If you have questions regarding your pesticide applicator license, contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 651-201-6615. Click Here for a link to the MDA website and information on Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Licensing.

Morning coffee and lunch are included. Parking is free.


Looking for Continuing Education Credits?

  • MNLA-CP: 3 points
  • GCSAA: 0.80 points
  • ISA:  TBD

MNLA/MTGF General Event Refund Policy:

MNLA/MTGF will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days prior to the event. If cancellation is received in the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

John Loegering has worked on wildlife issues in urban and residential settings for over a decade. He is a regular contributor on wildlife-related topics to the Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and White Earth Summer Science & Math Academy programs. He conducts research on the ecology and management of forest songbirds. During the academic year, he teaches courses in wildlife ecology and management, ornithology, mammalogy, and fisheries at the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and H.T. Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor

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