A Private Pesticide Applicator Training program will be held in Linn County on February 23 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. The training session is for farmers who wish to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. In order to obtain certification each farm must possess the official Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, available at the training session for $12. Individuals already in possession of the reference manual may bring it to a training session to avoid having to purchase a new manual. No per-registration is required. For more information contact Valerie Tate at 660-895-5123.