Farmers who need to renew their pesticide applicator license, have an opportunity at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will offer pesticide applicator testing from 9 a.m. until noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. This is a test-only session. Tests will not be given out after 11 a.m.
No registration is needed, just stop by that morning and take the test.
Farmers are required to renew their Illinois private pesticide applicator license every three years. The license is needed for farmers who use restricted use pesticides.
The fee for the private pesticide applicator license is $35.
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau and University of Illinois Extension, DeKalb County, are hosting the testing in lieu of the testing previously held during the Northern Illinois Farm Show, which was cancelled.
For more information contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 815-787-5476. The Department of Ag offers testing year-round at its DeKalb office.