Ag Pesticide Applicator Certification Now Available To Ky. High School Students

Jun 19, 2018

Agricultural pesticide applicator certifications are now available to high school students.
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Kentucky Department of Education and Department of Agriculture is partnering to give high school students the chance to become certified agricultural pesticide applicators.

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles made the announcement Monday.

The partnership plans to offer pesticide applicator certifications in agriculture, forest, ornamental and lawn care, golf course turf care, interior plantscape care and sports turf care.

The certification would qualify students to enter the pesticide application industry after graduation.

High schools interested in offering the pesticide certification are encouraged to contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.