University of Maryland Extension

Ag Upcoming Programs

MDA Licensing and Certification Overview

Private Pesticide License Re-certification:
November 21, 2017,  6:00-8:30 p.m.

Private Pesticide Applicator Test Preparation:
November 28, 2017,  6:00-9:00 p.m.

Private Pesticide Applicator License Test: 
December 5, 2017,  6:00-9:00 p.m.


This exam is required to be taken by those who wish to acquire a MD Private Pesticide Applicators license for application of restricted use pesticides on land they own or manage.

UME stongly encourages those wishing to take the exam to take the training class as all exam material will be reveiwed. Once you have passed your exam, Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will contact you via snail mail for you to receive license.  This certification must be renewed once every three years once you receive a private pesticide license from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. 

Nutrient Management Voucher Training: 
December 7, 2017,  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please contact Christina Maroulis-Castro, 301-600-3576 or, to register.

Precision Dairy Technology Program
December 12, 2017 -- UME Frederick County
December 13, 2017 -- UME Washington County
December 14, 2017 -- Garrett College

Farmer Training & Certification - "Learn to Write Your Own Nutrient Management Plan."  Click title for details, cost, registration, etc.

January 16 & 30 -- UM Wye Research & Education Center, daytime
February 5 & 19 -- UME Frederick County Office, daytime
February 6 - March 6 -- UME Howard County Office, evenings

Maryland Beef Producer's Short-Course (two days)
January 19 - 20, 2018, Deadline January 12, 2018
Location:  Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Keedysville, MD
Economics, Genetics & Reproduction, Herd Health, Nutrition, Hay & Pasture Management, Grazing & Facilities are topics that will be covered in this two day short-course.  Cost $75 includes all educational materials, meals and breaks.  Click title for more details and registration form.

Please check back for other programs.

For more information call 301-600-3576 or email

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