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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers Thursday, Dec. 12 at Navarro County Youth Expo, 4021 W. Hwy. 22.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with presentations starting at 7:30 a.m. and running until program concludes at 3 p.m.

Registration cost is $50, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials.

Private Applicators License Holders must obtain 15 hours of CEU's every five years to renew or re-certify their license; including two hours of Laws and Regulations, two hours of Integrated Pest Management and any mix of these and general hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUs.

Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to re-certify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

The Dec. 12 seminar will provide participants wit the opportunity to receive up to seven CEUs.

Topics and speakers include:

• General Laws and Regulations, Mark Matocha, Texas AgriLife Extension, Ag and Environmental Safety Specialist.

• Ticks of Texas and the Disease they Carry, an IPM Approach, Sonja Swiger, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Extension Entomologist.

•Laws and Regulation Updates and Complaint Process, Perry Cervantes, Texas Department of Agricultural, Coordinator for Pesticides Certification and Compliance.

• TDA General Laws and Regulations Compliance, Elizabeth Prokop, Texas Department of Agricultural, Certification Compliance

•Pasture Weed and Brush Herbicide Update, Josh McGinty, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Entomology Department.

• Pesticides from the Group up, Scott Nolte, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Weed Specialist.

To register please call 903-654-3075.

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