This program is designed to train PAT Coordinators in understanding and teaching Montana
private pesticide applicator core categories. This program is for pesticide educators
Date: February 26-27, 2020
Location: Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, MT 59102. Hotel Reservations. Expires 2/25/2020.
Fee: $100. Pay by credit card online in advance, cash or check at the door or use PAT Funds.
PAT Funds: MSU Extension agents may use PAT Funds to pay for the registration fee and the hotel
reservation. Please indicate when registering if you would like to use PAT Funds.
MSU PEP will take care of PAT Fund submittals for this event and will pay for and
make room reservations for those who want to use PAT Funds.
Government Pesticide License Testing: Available February 28, 2020. For study materials and to make an appointment please
call Lyle Scott (406-652-1917) prior to the event. Agents may test out at the MDA
Billings Office (315 South 24th St West, Suite #3) at 9:00 am, February 28, 2020.
Registration: Mandatory. Register by Feburary 20, 2020.
For more information about this event contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 1 - February 26
8:15 am Welcome
8:20 am Goals of a Local PAT Coordinator - Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Pesticide Education Specialist
8:50 am What is a Pesticide? and Mode of Action - Dr. Cecil Tharp
9:35 am The Montana Private Applicator License - Tim Fine, Richland County Extension
Agent and Wendy Becker, Fort Peck Tribal Extension Agent
10:35 am Break
10:50 am Reading and Understanding the Pesticide Product Label - Ben Hauptman, Granite
County Extension Agent
11:50 am Catered Lunch
12:30 pm Understanding Formulations and Tank Mixing - Mat Walter, Lewis and Clark
County Extension Agent
1:30 pm Integrated Pest Management - Dr. Cecil Tharp, Tyler Lane, Chouteau County
Extension Agent, Molly Masters, Big Horn County Extension Agent
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Understanding Pesticide Safety and Toxicity - Dr. Cecil Tharp
4:15 pm Personal Protective Equipment and Using Kits - Amy Bowser, Pesticide Education
5:00 pm Adjourned
Day 2 - February 27
8:30 am MDA's Role in Montana - Lyle Scott, MDA District Officer
8:50 am Teaching Private Applicators Pesticide Law - Lyle Scott
9:40 am Break
9:55 am Understanding Worker Protection Standards - Theresa Schrum, MDA District Officer
10:55 am Understanding Pesticides and the Environment - Dr. Cecil Tharp
12:20 Catered Lunch
1:00 pm Introduction to Spray Equipment - Dave Brink, Mineral County Extension Agent
1:30 pm Calibrating Spray Equipment using Shortcut Methods - Dr. Cecil Tharp
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Determining Solution and Product to Add to Tank - Dave Brink
3:15 pm Following the Licensing Guide, Delivering the Private Applicator Exam and
Facilitating Licensing (MSU Only) - Amy Bowser
4:30 pm Surveys and Adjourned
Day 3 - February 28
9:00 am Government/Commerical license testing (see details above)