Private Pesticide Training

Sarah Sivits, UNL Extension Educator, has set these dates for the 2019 Pesticide Trainings in Dawson County.

Dawson County Training/Certification Sessions:
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. - noon

                                                                          1:30 p.m. - Dicamba Training

Dawson County Extension Office Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - noon

                                                                           1:30 p.m. - Chemigation Training

Elks Lodge, 820 J Street, Cozad

Your prompt arrival at the re-certification meetings will be greatly appreciated, as regulations require your attendance at the entire session.  Please bring a $40.00 check payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln or correct change, a pencil and the bar-coded postcard/letter sent to re-certifiers by the State of Nebraska.  All sessions are approximately 3 hours long.

2019 Area Private Pesticide Training Dates


                February 19—Dawson County Extension Office, (Lexington), 9AM

                                **Dicamba Training, 1:30PM**

                February 20—Elks Lodge, (Cozad), 9AM

                                **Chemigation Training, 1:30PM**

Buffalo County

                February 28—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 9AM

                                **Dicamba Training, 1:30PM**

                March 12—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 1:30PM

                March 20—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 9AM

                                **Chemigation Training, 1:30PM**

Custer County

                January 24—Community Building, (Sargent), 1PM

                January 28—Community Building, (Ansley), 7PM

                January 31—Legion Building, (Arnold), 1PM

                February 6—4-H Building, (Broken Bow), 1PM

Frontier County

                February 26—Community Building, (Curtis), 1PM

March 6—4-H Building, (Eustis), 1PM

Gosper County

                February 27—Gosper County Senior Center, (Elwood), 1:30PM

Lincoln County

                January 18—West Central Research and Extension Center, (North Platte), 1:30PM

                February 21—West Central Research and Extension Center, (North Platte), 9:30AM

                March 14—West Central Research and Extension Center, (North Platte), 1:30PM

                April 9—West Central Research and Extension Center, (North Platte), 9:30AM

Phelps County

                January 22—Ag Center, (Holdrege), 9:30AM

                January 22—Ag Center, (Holdrege), 1:30PM

                February 21—Ag Center, (Holdrege), 9:30PM

                March 4—Ag Center, (Holdrege), 6PM



If you have received a “bar-coded” letter from the NE Dept. of Agriculture about your need to re-certify, please bring this letter to the private applicator training session. This letter will save you time and may be substituted for the NDA “bubble” application form.


PLEASE NOTE:      Upon completion of your private pesticide applicator training the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will receive your application form and then send you a billing invoice for the $25.00 state license fee.  The license fee covers the 3-year certification period.  Upon receipt of the license fee payment, the NDA will issue your pesticide license card to you.  All dollars collected by the NDA in license fees are transferred for use by Nebraska Natural Resource Districts in their educational programs. Your NDA pesticide license card is required for the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides.


“Separate Extension training opportunities will be held for dicamba products XtendiMax, FeXapan and Engenia, classified as restricted-use pesticides since 2017. It is a federal requirement to complete this state-approved dicamba training prior to using the three products, due to the potential for drift and damage to nontarget crops. This fall, the Environmental Protection Agency extended registration for these products through Dec. 20, 2020. Annual training is required. See for training information beginning Jan. 2.”