OSU Extension, Clermont County is hosting an Agriculture Fertilizer Certification training on August 31, 2017, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm located at the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust Street, Batavia, OH). The 3-hour training will be for individuals who currently have a pesticide license and for those who do not have a pesticide license, but need the fertilizer certification. Registration is open to anyone that still needs this training for Ohio certification before September 30, 2017.
Fertilizer certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale. If you hire a co-op or other custom applicator to make your fertilizer applications, you do not need the certification.
While the training course is free, registration is required. You may register at nutrienteducation.osu.edu or by calling the office at 513-732-7070. This will be one of the last trainings hosted in the state for Agriculture Fertilizer Certification. If you do not have the fertilizer certification by September 30, 2017, it will be a test option to receive the certification from Ohio Department of Agriculture.