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Private Applicator Training Re-Cert (PAT)

Fertilizer Certification Trainings (FCT)

Due to the passage of Senate Bill 150, any producer or applicator who applies commercial fertilizer to 50 or more acres must be certified by no later than September 30, 2017. This new legistation provides the state with tools to continue to serve a growing population while protecting Ohio's natural resources. The new law requires farmers with 50 or more acres who apply commercial fertilizer, or applicators who apply commercial fertilizer to 50 or more acres to attend a course on fertilizer application. This certification process supports responsible agricultural practices and promotes the 4R program (Right source, Right rate, Right time, and Right place) while allowing Ohio to continue to grow its vital agriculture industry.

Growers or applicators who are current with their Private and or Commercial Pesticide Applicator license need two (2) hours of Fertilizer Certification training. This training can be accomplished by attending either a private applicator recertification session that includes a Fertilizer Applicator component with it (no commercial pesticide recertification credits offered), an Agronomy Day program, or attend a stand-alone Fertilizer Certification session. 

Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Requirements Brochure

 

Click HERE for the PAT/FCT Flyer with registration form

2019 PAT and FCT Training Dates 

DAY SESSIONS 

All Day Sessions cover categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 plus 1 hour Fertilizer Recertification.

Please have available pesticide license or license identification number for recertification.

COST* $10 Fertilizer only, $30 Pesticide Only, $40 for both

Feb. 5, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm

Richland County: PAT & FACT Recert.    

Cost: * 

Registration Deadline: February 1st

Richland County Longview Center 1495 W Longview Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906

Contact: Jason Hartschuh  419-562-8731  Hartschuh.11@osu.edu

 

Feb. 12, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm 

Seneca Co.: PAT & FACT Recertification     

Cost: * 

Registration Deadline: February 8th

Attica Fairgrounds 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Attica, OH 44807

Contact: Hallie Williams 419-447-9722  Williams.6386@osu.edu

 

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm 

Huron County : PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *

Registration Deadline:  February 15th

Huron County Administration Building 180 Milan Ave. Norwalk, OH 44857

Contact: Mike Gastier  419-668-8219  Gastier.3@osu.edu

 

March 7, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm 

Seneca Co.: PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *

Registration Deadline: March  1st

New Riegel Community Center, 20 South St., New Riegel, OH 44853

Contact: Hallie Williams 419-447-9722  Williams.6386@osu.edu

 

March12, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm

Richland Co.  PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *

Registration Deadline: February 1st

Buckeye Community Center 79 Nobel Rd, Shiloh, OH 44878

Contact: Mike Gastier  419-668-8219  Gastier.3@osu.edu

 

March 26, 2019 8:30am –12:30pm

Sandusky Co. PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *

Registration Deadline: March 25th

Luckey Farmers Inc. Corporate Office 1200 W. Main St. Woodville, OH 43469

Contact: Al Gahler, 419-334-6340   Gahler.2@osu.edu

 

March 27, 2019  1pm –5pm 

Huron County:  PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *

Registration Deadline: March 22nd                     

North Central Ag Dealer 100 Industrial Dr., New London, OH 44851

Contact: Jason Hartschuh  419-562-8731 Hartschuh.11@osu.edu

 

Evening Sessions

All Evening Sessions cover categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 plus 1 hour Fertilizer Recertification.

Please have available pesticide license or license identification number for recertification.

COST* $10 Fertilizer only, $30 Pesticide Only, $40 for both, unless indicated otherwise

Feb. 26, 2019 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Crawford County:  PAT and FACT Recertification

Cost: $ 50.00 includes dinner 

Registration Deadline: Feb. 19th

Wayside Chapel 2341 Kerstetter Rd. Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact: Jason Hartschuh  419-562-8731  Hartschuh.11@osu.edu

 

March 12, 2019  5:30pm -9:30pm

Wood County:  PAT & FACT Recertification

Cost: *  

Registration Deadline: March 8th

Wood County Fairgrounds Jr. Fair Building 13800 W Poe Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact: Allan Sundermeier  419-354-9050 

Sundermeier.5@osu.edu

 

March 26, 2019  5:30pm -9:30pm

Erie County:  PAT and FACT Recertification

Cost: * 

Registration Deadline:  March 22nd 

EHOVE Career Center 316 Mason Rd W.  Milan, OH 44846

Contact: Tim Malinich  419-627-7631 

Malinich.1@osu.edu

 

Agronomy Programs

Jan. 29, 2019 9am-3:30pm 

Wyandot Co. AG Day:  PAT & FACT Recertification

Categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 plus 1 hr Fertilizer Recertification        

Cost: $ 50.00 includes lunch  

Registration Deadline: January 21st

Recertification. Pesticide license or license ID # is required.

Sycamore Community Center 3498 State Route 103 Sycamore, Ohio 44882

Contact: Jason Hartschuh  419-562-8731  Hartschuh.11@osu.edu

 

Feb. 7, 2019  8:30am -4pm 

Sandusky County: Northern Ohio Crops Day

Categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 plus 1 hr Fertilizer Re-Certification

Cost: $50.00 includes lunch

Registration Deadline:  Feb 1st

Recertification Pesticide license or license ID # is required   

Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed 1387 State Route 590 Gibsonburg, OH 43431

Contact: Al Gahler, 419-334-6340   Gahler.2@osu.edu

 

New Fertilizer Applicator Sessions

Growers needing new fertilizer applicator certification can get it by attending one of these new applicator sessions.

 

March 13, 2019   6pm - 9pm  

Wood County:  FACT

     3 hr Fertilizer Certification (New Fertilizer Applicators)

     Cost: $ 30.00     

     Registration Deadline: March 8th

     Wood Co. Fairgrounds Jr. Fair Building 13800 W Poe Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact: Allan Sundermeier  419-354-9050 

Sundermeier.5@osu.edu

 

March 19, 2019 6pm -9pm  

Erie County:  FACT

     3 hour Fertilizer Certification (New Fertilizer Applicators)

     Cost: $ 30.00    

     Registration Deadline: March 15th   

     EHOVE Career Center 316 Mason Rd W. Milan, OH 44846

Contact: Tim Malinich  419-627-7631  Malinich.1@osu.edu

 

A testing option is also available from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.