Ag Update Meetings

Ag update meetings are an opportunity to obtain or renew your private pesticide applicator's license and learn about current topics in livestock, row crop or horticultural farming.

Meeting topics

Topics may include:
  • Beef cattle
  • Agronomy — pastures and crops
  • Ag business
  • Horticulture — invasive pests and diseases
  • Ag engineering

Not all specialists from every agriculture discipline will make presentations at every location. Please call if you are interested in an update on a specific discipline.

Starting times vary as indicated.

Some locations may serve lunch. If lunch is served, please pre-register at least three days prior to the meeting you plan to attend.

Pesticide applicator licensing

Required textbook
MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual

PLEASE NOTE:  Everyone applying to obtain or renew their applicator license must have a copy of this manual. Our Agronomist cannot sign your application without seeing your book in hand.

The book costs $12, and can be purchased online or it will be available for sale at the Ag Update meetings.  If you already own a copy, you must bring it to the meeting and show it when renewing your license. 

Suggested additional resources (these are all free)

MX331, Private Applicator Pesticide Training Study Guide

G1917, Personal Protective Equipment for Working With Pesticides

G855, Pesticide Laws and Regulations

2015 schedule of meetings

Andrew County Ag Update
Tuesday, January 27 — Savannah
Clasbey Building
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Andrew County Extension Center,
816-324-3147

Atchison County Ag Update
Friday, January 23 — Rock Port
Atchison County Extension Center
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Atchison County Extension Center, 660-744-6231

Buchanan County Ag Update
Wednesday, February 4 — St. Joseph
Buchanan County Extension Center
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Bob Kelly, 816-279-1691 or kellyr@missouri.edu

Caldwell County Ag Update
Tuesday, February 10 — Braymer
Braymer Sandwich Shop
103 North Main
8:30-11:00 AM
Contact the Caldwell County Extension Center, 660-663-3232

Carroll County Pesticide License Only
Wednesday, January 28 — Carrollton
Carrollton Public Library
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Carroll County Extension Center, 660-542-1792

Clay County Pesticide License Only
Monday, February 2 — Kansas City
Clay Co. Extension Center
1901 N.E. 48th St. Kansas City, MO
2:00 PM
Contact the Clay County Extension Center, 816-407-3490

Clinton County Ag Update
Friday, January 30 — Plattsburg
Youth Building
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Clinton County Extension Center,
816-539-3765

Daviess County Ag Update
Monday, February 16 — Gallatin
United Methodist Church
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Tim Baker, 660-663-3232 or bakert@missouri.edu

DeKalb County Ag Update
Thursday, January 29 — Maysville
DeKalb County Courthouse Meeting Room
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Wayne Flanary, 660-446-3724 or flanaryw@missouri.edu

Gentry County Ag Update
Monday, February 9 — Albany
Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center, 9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Shawn Deering, 660-726-5610 or deerings@missouri.edu

Grundy County Ag Update
Monday, February 23 — Trenton
First Baptist Church Family Activities Center, 2421 Oklahoma Ave
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Tim Baker, 660-663-3232 or bakert@missouri.edu

Harrison County Ag Update
Wednesday, February 18 — Bethany
Community Room
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Heather Benedict, 660-425-6434  or benedicth@missouri.edu

Holt County Ag Update
Thursday, January 22 — Oregon
TJ Hall Building in Oregon
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Wayne Flanary, 660-446-3724 or flanaryw@missouri.edu

Jackson County Pesticide License Only
Thursday, February 19 — Blue Springs
Jackson County Extension Center
1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014
9:00 AM
Contact the Jackson County Extension Center, 816-252-5051

Lafayette County Pesticide License Only
Monday, February 9 — Higginsville
Lafayette County Extension Center
8:00 AM
Contact the Lafayette County Extension Center, 660-584-3658

Livingston County Ag Update
Thursday, February 26 — Chillicothe
Litton Center
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact the Livingston County Extension Center, 660-646-0811

Mercer County Ag Update
Thursday, February 19 — Princeton
Hal England Center
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Heather Benedict, 660-425-6434  or benedicth@missouri.edu

Nodaway County Ag Update
Monday, January 26 — Maryville
Nodaway County Administration Center,
403 N Market
8:00 AM to Noon
Contact Nodaway County Extension Center, 660-582-8101

Platte County Pesticide License Only
Thursday, February 26 — Kansas City
Platte County Extension Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO
6:00 PM
Contact the Platte County Ext. Center, 816-270-2141 or platteco@missouri.edu

Ray County Ag Update
Tuesday, February 10 — Richmond
4H & FFA Building
Richmond Fairgrounds
1:30-4 PM
Contact the Ray County Extension Center, 816-776-6961

Saline County Pesticide License Only
Friday, February 13 — Marshall
Saline County Extension Center
1:30 PM
Contact Saline County Extension Center, 660-886-6908

Worth County Ag Update
Thursday, February 5 — Grant City
Fairgrounds
9:00 AM to Noon
Contact Heather Benedict, 660-425-6434 or benedicth@missouri.edu