January 24, 2011

'Last chance' CEU training set for Feb. 8 at San Angelo

By: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576  
Contact(s): Steve Sturtz, 325-659-6467, s-sturtz@tamu.edu  
SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will be offering their annual "Last Chance" Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The center is north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87.

Five credits will be available; one in the general category, two in integrated pest management, one in laws and regulations and one in drift minimization.

The course will include presentations on toxic plant identification and control, integrated pest management concepts, and drift minimization.

"The training is dubbed the last chance course because it's the last time our office will offer Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units before the Feb. 28 deadline," said Steve Sturtz, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County. "All private applicator license holders must earn 15 continuing education units in specific categories over the five-year period the license is valid. Older licenses renew on Feb. 28, though more recently issued licenses renew on the anniversary of the date they were originally issued."

Individual registration is $10.

For more information and to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Tom Green County at 325-659-6522 or 325-659-6524.