Credit Calendar

For information on recertification meetings and credits, contact Gary Fish at 207-287-2731 or gary.fish@maine.gov.

For information on recertification meetings and credits for potato growers in the Aroostook County, contact UMCE-Presque Isle at 207-760-9IPM or 207-760-9476.

CREDIT CALENDAR
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DATE
PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR
March 4, 2015 - Preseason Tree Fruit Meeting.

Lewiston/Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston, Maine. For more information, contact Glen Koehler at 207-581-3882 or email glen.koehler@maine.edu. 4 credits available.



Ag Plant, Orchard Fruit
March 10, 2015 - March 11, 2015Maine Vegetable and Fruit School.

March 10 - Keeley's Banquet Center, Portland, Maine

March 11 - Bangor Motor Inn, Bangor, Maine

For more information, contact Pam at 207-933-2100 X100 or email pamela.stpeter@maine.edu

2 credits available.

Tentative Agenda

Ag Plant, Vegetable, Potato, Small Fruit
March 12, 2015 - High Tunnel Series - 'Growing Tomatoes'.

Houlton Higher Education Center, Room 110, 18 Military St., Houlton, Maine For more information, contact Angela Wotton at 532-2087 x101 or email angela.wotton@me.nacdnet.net. 1 credit available.



Ag Plant, Vegetable
March 13, 2015 - 2015 Maine Grain Conference.

Spectacular Events Center, Bangor, ME. Pre-Registration is required by calling 581-3878 2 credits available.



Grain, Forage
March 18, 2015 - March 19, 2015MPG Crop Services Blueberry Grower Meetings.

March 18 - Columbia Falls Elementary School, Columbia Falls, Maine.

March 19 - Bangor Motor Inn, Bangor, Maine.

RSVP to Steve London at 207-538-6250

3 credits available.



Ag Plant - Restricted Blueberry, Blueberry
March 20, 2015 - Spring Wild Blueberry School.

Ramada Inn, Odlin Rd. Bangor, Maine. Please contact Phoebe Nylund at phoebe.nylund@maine.edu, or 207-581-2892 with the number and names of those attending the meeting/luncheon, a telephone number and an email address. 4 credits available.



Blueberries, Small Fruits, Cranberries.
April 9, 2015 - Weeds - What They Tell Us and How to Manage Them.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Military St, Houlton For more information, contact Angela Wotton at 532-2087 x101 or email angela.wotton@me.nacdnet.net. 2 credits available.



Ag Plant, Forage and Grain
April 14, 2015 - High Tunnel Series - 'Irrigation and Pests and Diseases'.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Military St, Houlton For more information, contact Angela Wotton at 532-2087 x101 or email angela.wotton@me.nacdnet.net. 1 credit available.



Ag Plant, Vegetable
Throughout the year Safety Works! Maine Department of Labor. Respirator and hazard communication classes approved for credits. Schedule on-line
For more information, contact Maine DOL 207-623-7900 or toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345).
All Applicators

Throughout the Year

Food Industry Sanitation Auditors Seminars. Locations all over the US. Information and registration details at: Food Industry Sanitation Auditors or contact Paul Laughlin at 913-782-6399 or info@fisaconsulting.com. Many credits

Food Processing & Fumigation

Throughout the Year

U-Mass Green School, Conferences and Workshop Calendar

Turf, Outdoor & Indoor Ornamental

ONLINE & HOME STUDY


COURSES APPROVED IN OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES

(Also automatically approved for Maine credits)

New Hampshire
http://nh.gov/agric/pesticide_control/documents/FLIPPINGFILE_019.pdf
Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/licensing/pace/pace_courses.htm
Vermont
http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/pestcreditsschedule.htm
Connecticut
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324294
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324272
Rhode Island
http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/ceoc_programs_pat.html
VIDEOTAPES

 

If you cannot attend any of above programs, you can earn up to two credits per recertification period for Private and Commercial Operator Applicators and up to three for Commercial Masters by renting and viewing videotapes.

Approved tapes are available from the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Bangor. To earn credit you must request the quiz for recertification when renting the tape; complete the quiz and return it to the Board of Pesticides Control, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028.

You must score at least 80% on the quiz to receive credit. The quizzes are multiple choice and true/false questions. If you watch the entire video, the quiz should be easy to complete. One credit is given for each hour of video tape viewed.

To rent the tapes contact the Farm Video Center at Penobscot County SWCD at 207-990-3676 (press #3 after the initial recording to get the SWCD). You can also get more information on their Web site.