Brooke Beam, Ph.D.
Ohio State University Extension, Highland County
Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator
January 29, 2019
If you have your fertilizer or pesticide license and are in need of renewing your license this year, the Highland County Extension Office has one more training scheduled for 2019. The next recertification will be held on March 4, 2019, at the Ponderosa Steakhouse Banquet Center in Hillsboro, Ohio (545 S. High Street, Hillsboro). The fertilizer recertification will begin at 10 AM. Lunch will be served from 11 AM to 11:30 AM. The pesticide recertification will begin at 11:30 AM. Lunch is included in the registration cost. The program will conclude at 2:30 PM, unless there are individuals who need additional recertification for categories 3, 4, and/or 5.
Pre-registration is required through the Highland County Extension Office. The cost of fertilizer recertification is $10.00. The cost of pesticide recertification is $35.00. If you have both a license for fertilizer and pesticide application, the cost is $40. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required prior to the recertification. Payment cannot be processed at the door. Pre-registration is open until February 28, 2019, at noon through the Highland County Extension Office. You may contact the office at 937-393-1918 or stop in (located at 119 Governor Foraker Pace, Suite 202, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133).
The training scheduled for March 4this the second fertilizer and pesticide recertification for Highland County in 2019. The other recertification was held on February 19, 2019. Nearly 70 individuals attended the first recertification training, and space is filling quickly for the second recertification.
It should be noted that this recertification is for individuals who already have obtained their fertilizer and pesticide applicator’s licenses. Individuals who are wanting to obtain their fertilizer license need to attend a three-hour fertilizer certification course. Individuals who are wanting to obtain their pesticide license can register with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and can take an exam at the Old Y Restaurant on the second Monday of every month at noon.
For more information about the fertilizer and pesticide recertification training that will be held on March 4, 2018, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.
The topic of the Highland County Monthly Extension Programming for February will be Maple Syrup Production. The program will be held on February 27, 2019, at 10 AM. The program will be held at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Hillsboro and is free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to purchase lunch on their own at Ponderosa. Please RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 937-393-1918. Attendees will learn about the process of producing maple syrup and marketing.
The Highland County Extension Office will be hosting a tour of the OSU Meat Lab in Columbus, Ohio, for those who are interested in beef and meat production on March 19, 2019. The tour will coincide with the meat class on campus, so attendees will be able to see the lab on a harvesting day. The tour will be held in the morning and space is limited. Please call the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918 for additional information and to reserve your place for the tour.
Video Production 101 will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 6 PM at the Lynchburg Public Library in Lynchburg, OH. The topic of this program will cover the basics of video productions for beginners and will be presented by Brooke Beam. If you have a small business and would like to incorporate more videos into your marketing plans or you are interested in learning the basics of video production, this program is for you!
The topic of the Highland County Monthly Extension Programming for March will be Storytelling for Video Production. The program will be held on March 27, 2019, at 10 AM. Attendees will learn about the different kinds of documentary films and how storytelling impacts the audience’s perception of videos. The program will be held at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Hillsboro and is free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to purchase lunch on their own at Ponderosa. Please RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 937-393-1918.