2021 Winter Production Meetings and Private Applicator Pesticide License Credit Opportunities

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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Gates County Center will be offering a number of opportunities to receive Private Applicator Pesticide License credits this winter meeting season. Meetings will look different due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, we are committed to providing research-based information as safely as possible. We will be offering a number of in-person/Zoom training sessions in the upcoming months. In-person training will be limited in attendance and all COVID-19 restrictions must be followed by attendees. The current restrictions require no more than 10 participants, which includes speakers, masks must be worn, and attendees must be spaced 6ft apart. In order to receive pesticide credits for Zoom meetings, participants must keep their webcams on throughout the duration of the meetings. For questions or concerns, please contact Helen Eure, Extension Director, or BJ Okleshen, Extension Admin at 252-357-1400.

To accommodate as many growers as possible throughout Northeastern North Carolina, the Northeast Ag. Expo team is offering multiple in-person/Zoom meetings instead of just one of each. Meetings will be offered online via Zoom and in-person. Current restrictions only allow 10 in-person participants at each meeting which includes the speaker and/or agent. If you’d like to attend in person, you must contact the Gates County office at least 24 hours prior to class. To receive the Zoom link and passcode, email Helen Eure at helen_eure@ncsu.edu or BJ Okleshen at bj_okleshen@ncsu.edu. Two hours of N,O,D,& X credits will be offered for each meeting. The soybean production meetings will be offered on January  12, 13, & 14, 2021, from 8:30–10:30 a.m. The following week, the corn production meetings will be held on January 19, 20, & 21, 2021, from 8:30–10:30 a.m.

9 grower (face to face) maximum per meeting 

January

Date Topic Location
January 12

Soybean Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Live Zoom Only

Live Zoom Only

January 13 Soybean Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

Gates Ext. Office

& Live Zoom

January 14 Soybean Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

Gates Ext. Office

& Live Zoom

January 19

Corn Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

& Auxin Training (11 a.m.–noon)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

January 20

Corn Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

& Auxin Training (11 a.m.–noon)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

January 21

Corn Meeting (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

& Auxin Training (11 a.m.–noon)

Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

Live Zoom Only

January 29 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.) Live Zoom Only

 

February

Date Topic Location
February 4 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.) Live Zoom Only
February 8 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.) Live Zoom Only
February 10 Peanut Meeting (2–4 p.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

February 11 Corn & Soybean Insect/Disease/Water Management (8:30–10:30 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

February 12 Cotton Meeting (8–10 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

February 18 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

February 24 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

 

March

Date Topic Location
March 2 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.) Live Zoom Only
March 11 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

March 15 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

March 24 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

March 29 Auxin Training (10–11 a.m.)

Gates Office

& Live Zoom

 

Dates: January 12, 13, and 14 (choose one of the dates)
Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Vann & Dr. Adrienne Gorny (NC State University Nematologist focusing on plant parasitic nematode species in sweet potato, soybean, and tobacco)

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gates County or Zoom

Corn Production Meeting  (2 hrs N, O D, and X)

Speakers: Dr. Ron Heinger

Dates: January 19, 20, and 21 (choose one of the dates)

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gates County or Zoom

 

Peanut Production Meeting  (2 hrs N, O D, and X)

Speakers: Dr. David Jordan & Dr. Rick Brandenburg

Dates: February 10

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gates County or Zoom

 

Insect/Disease/Water Management of Corn and Soybean  (2 hrs N, O D, and X)

Speakers: Dr. Dominic Reisig, Dr. Lindsey Theissen, Dr. Chad Poole

Dates: February 11

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gates County or Zoom

 

Cotton Production Meeting  (2 hrs N, O D, and X)

Speakers: Dr. Guy Collins, Dr. Keith Edmisten, Dr. Charlie Cahoon, and Dr. Anders Heuseth

Dates: February 12

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gates County or Zoom

We appreciate your patience during this unique time. Again, please call 252-357-1400 to sign up, if you have any additional questions. There will be no food or drink available for these meetings.