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2022 Pesticide Exam Schedule is Now Available!


Private Applicators Recertification/Safety Classes (2 hours V)
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service invites all private applicators whose license expires in 2022 to attend one of four Private Applicator Pesticide Recertification/Safety classes. These two-hour classes will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, beginning at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, 2022, beginning at 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 24, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 8, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The classes will be at the Johnston County Agricultural Center located at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield. Applicators are reminded that their license expires at the end of the year, but all recertification credits must be obtained before September 30 of the year the license expires. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the barcode to scan along with them to class. Please call Tim Britton at (919)m 989-5380 to check credits.

Tobacco Production Meeting
Friday, January 14, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m.
Johnston County Cooperative Extension will host a Tobacco Production Meeting on Friday, January 14, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with lunch at noon. Pesticide credits and CCA credits will be offered. Registration is required.
Click here for registration or call (919) 989-5380 to register by phone.

Fumigation Recertification Training
Friday, January 14, 2022, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Fumigation recertification will be on Friday, January 14, 2022, immediately following the Tobacco Production Meeting. Growers must attend a fumigation recertification training based on the fumigation labels every three years. The NCDA&CS has linked this recertification with your License Renewal Date. If you have the fumigation category on your license, it will appear on your card as V X Z (SF).
Example of Pesticide Card with fumigation category
This is an example of how your card should read: Notice the Z(SF), Soil Fumigation, and the recertification date.

Annual FIT Testing

January 22 & 29, 2022
Annual fit testing will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. HRMA is charging $25 per person for the fit testing. An additional mask will be $5.00. Payment will be collected at the time of the test. There were some issues with seals in the past. Please check seals by doing a seal test before coming in. Bring your respirator and make sure you are clean-shaven. Medical clearance will be required for individuals who have not been fit tested. You can obtain medical clearance at www.respexam.com or at your local doctor’s office. If you have questions, please call Tim Britton or Bryant Spivey at (919) 989-5380.

Small Grain, Corn & Grain Sorghum Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 2022
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County is inviting all growers to a corn and small grain production meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2022, at noon. The meeting will be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Pesticide and CCA credits will be offered. Registration is required. Click here for registration or call (919) 989-5380 to register by phone.

Regional Industrial Hemp Meeting
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County is inviting all interested growers to a Hemp production meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Presentations on the continuing research efforts and licensing updates will be included. Join the meeting by registering here or register by calling (919) 989-5380. More information will go out via email as the meeting date approaches.

Regional Cotton Production Meeting
Thursday, February 3, 2022
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, and Harnett counties invites all growers to attend the cotton production meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Sampson County Extension Office in the Livestock Facility located at 55 Agriculture Place in Clinton at 12:00 noon. Cotton varieties and management, insect management, and weed control will be discussed. Pre-registration is required for the meeting. Please register by calling (910) 592-7161.

Regional Cotton Production Meeting
Friday, February 11, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Wilson, Nash, and Edgecombe counties invites all growers to attend the cotton production meeting on Friday, February 11, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Wilson County Ag Center located at 1806 SW Goldsboro Street in Wilson at 9:30 a.m. Cotton varieties and management, insect management, and weed control will be discussed. Pre-registration is required for the meeting. Please register by calling (252) 237-0111.

Soybean Production Meeting
Thursday, February 10, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service invites all growers to attend the Soybean Production meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Pesticide credits and CCA credits will be offered. Registration is required. Register here or by calling (919) 989-5380.

Pesticide Training (Aquatic)
Thursday, February 17, 2022
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service invites pesticide applicators to attend a pesticide training focusing on Aquatics on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Registration is required. Register here or by calling (919) 989-5380.

Regional Peanut Production Meeting
Monday, February 21, 2022
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Wilson, Wayne, Harnett, and Greene counties invites all growers to attend the Regional Peanut Production meeting on Monday, February 21, 2022, at noon. The meeting will be held at the West Farm at 1365 NC 222 East, Fremont, NC 27830. This will be about 2 miles east of Fremont. Peanut varieties, insect, disease management, and weed control will be discussed. A sponsored meal will be served. Pre-registration is required for meeting by calling (919) 731-1521.

Interactive Pesticide Training
Friday, March 25, 2022
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County invites all commercial and private applicators, dealers, consultants, and public ground operators to attend an Interactive Pesticide Training class. This two-hour class will be held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena on Friday, March 25, 2022. The arena is located at 520 County Home Road in Smithfield. The class will begin at 10 a.m. Please bring your Pesticide Credit Report Card with barcode to class. Please call Tim Britton (919) 989-5380 for more information about the credits to be offered.

Auxin Stewardship & Paraquat Training
Thursday, March 3, 2022
10 a.m.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service invites pesticide applicators to attend an Auxin stewardship and Paraquat pesticide training on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. For those using the new dicamba products, Xtend, Engenia, Fexapan, or Tavium and the new 2, 4-D products, Enlist One or Enlist Duo, stewardship training is required every year. Paraquat training will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is required every three years. The meeting will be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Pre-registration is NOT required.

2022 Pesticide Exam Schedule
Wednesday, January 12
Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, July 13
Wednesday, October 12
1 p.m.
The North Carolina Pesticide exams will be offered on Wednesday, January 12, April 13, July 13, and October 12 at 1 p.m. at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Bring valid ID (Driver’s License) and calculator to take the Exam. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. There will be a pesticide school in May. The school will be offered on May 10th and 11th, and an exam on May 11, 2022 at 1 p.m. You need to register for school and Exams online or by calling (919) 515-3113.
To register for Exam Only, call (919) 733-3556.

2022 NC Commodity Conference
January 12-14, 2022
You are invited to attend the 32nd Annual NC Commodities Conference of NC Small Grains, Soybeans, Corn, & Cotton Producers Associations, an informative and educational conference dedicated to discussing challenges of farming in the 21st Century. Come along and find out the latest trends and technologies, and hear from some of the leading figures in the industry today. There is no cost for attending the conference, but pre-registration is required. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center located at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham, NC.

Southern Farm Show
February 2-4, 2022
NC State Fairgrounds
Over 400 exhibiting companies make the Southern Farm Show, the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. A tradition at the NC State Fairgrounds each February, the show hosts key industry events and is known as the region’s annual meeting place for farmers and agricultural leaders. Free admission and parking make the show a can’t-miss for farmers, as well as allied professionals, including landscapers and excavation contractors.

The Governor’s executive order concerning group gatherings and the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to offer in-person training. Due to this, the Pesticide Education Team at NCSU, the NCDA&CS, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Johnston County Center have approved the following classes via Zoom. We are thankful to have the online options to make sure those who need credits get them. Please check the NCDA&CS’s approved pesticide education site to see more online class offerings.
Please make sure you have a camera and be on time as the NCDA will be online with us to make sure you are present. You will be able to put your name and license number in the chat box for credit. Do not wait until the time to start on the day of the training to try to get on Zoom or you will be late.

This list will be updated as events are posted for our 2022 Pesticide classes and events. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (919) 989-5380. Thank you.