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

2017 schedule of meetings

Andrew County Ag Update
Wednesday, February 15 — Savannah
Clasbey Building
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Andrew County Extension Center, 816-324-3147

Atchison County Ag Update
Friday, January 27 — Rock Port
Atchison County Extension Center
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Atchison County Extension Center, 660-744-6231

Buchanan County Ag Update
Wednesday, February 8 — St. Joseph
Buchanan County Extension Center
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Bob Kelly, 816-279-1691 or kellyr@missouri.edu

Caldwell County Ag Update
Tuesday, February 14 — Braymer
Braymer Sandwich Shop
103 North Main
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Caldwell County Extension Center, 660-663-3232

Carroll County Pesticide License Only
Monday, February 13 — Carrollton
Carrollton Public Library, 1 N. Folger St.
2:00 PM or 6:00 PM
Contact the Carroll County Extension Center, 660-542-1792

Daviess County Ag Update
Wednesday, March 1 — Gallatin
First Christian Church, 1501 S. Main St.
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Tim Baker, 660-663-3232 or bakert@missouri.edu

DeKalb County Ag Update
Tuesday, February 28 — Maysville
DeKalb County Courthouse Meeting Room
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Wayne Flanary, 660-446-3724 or flanaryw@missouri.edu

Gentry County Ag Update
Thursday, February 16 — Albany
Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center,
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Shawn Deering, 660-726-5610 or deerings@missouri.edu

Grundy County Ag Update
Monday, February 13 — Trenton
Hoover Theater at the Grundy County Library
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Tim Baker, 660-663-3232 or bakert@missouri.edu

Harrison County Ag Update
Friday, February 10 — Bethany
Bethany Housing Authority, 2602 Crossan St
(Eastwood Meeting Room - behind Pizza Hut)

8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Harrison County Extension Center, 660-425-6434

Holt County Ag Update
Friday, January 20 — Oregon
TJ Hall Building in Oregon
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact Wayne Flanary, 660-446-3724 or flanaryw@missouri.edu

Lafayette County Pesticide License Only
Friday, February 17 — Higginsville
Lafayette County Extension Center
14 E. 19th St., Suite 102
9:00 AM
Contact the Lafayette County Extension Center, 660-584-3658

Livingston County Ag Update
Monday, February 6 — Chillicothe
BTC Bank, 400 W. Old Hwy 36
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Livingston County Extension Center, 660-646-0811

Mercer County Ag Update
Tuesday, February 7 — Princeton
Hal England Center
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Mercer County Extension Center, 660-748-3315

Nodaway County Ag Update
Thursday, January 26 — Maryville
Nodaway County Administration Center, 403 N Market
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Nodaway County Extension Center, 660-582-8101

Ray CountyCounty Pesticide License Only
Friday, February 17 — Richmond
Extension Building
Richmond Fairgrounds
1015 W. Royle St.
1:30 PM
Contact the Ray County Extension Center, 816-776-6961

Saline County Pesticide License Only
Tuesday, February 21 — Marshall
Saline County Extension Center
2:00 PM or 6:00 PM
Contact Saline County Extension Center, 660-886-6908

Worth County Ag Update
Thursday, February 9 — Grant City
Worth County Fairgrounds
8:30 AM to Noon
Contact the Worth County Extension Center, 660-564-3363