Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Farmers who need to use "Restricted Use" pesticides in their operations need to have a license to purchase those products.  The Pike County Extension office offers you the opportunity to obtain or renew your Private Pesticide Applicator license at our office.  To schedule your training, please contact us at 573-324-5464 or email us at



Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

An Advanced Beekeeping workshop will be held Wednesday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Macon Area Career Center in Macon, Missouri. The class is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Vegetable Growers Association. The class is limited to 30 people and you must have taken the beginning beekeeping class or be a beekeeper to attend. The workshop will be taught by experienced beekeepers, Jim and Valerie Duever, of Jim ‘n’ I Farms, Inc. They have been keeping bees for honey production for about 14 years on their farm in Bachelor, Missouri.

More information and a registration form can be found at or call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866. Pre-registration is required by May 27. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.