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October 24, 2016

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College is partnering with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Agriculture Advisory Council of Southeast Michigan to present a Pesticide Review class on Tuesday, Nov. 8. 

The class will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 259 of the La-Z-Boy Center on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. The cost for the class is $10, which includes coffee and doughnuts.

Participants will receive four pesticide re-certification credits in one of the following categories:  Private, Commercial Core or Commercial categories 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, or 6.  The class will be a review of parts of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Study Manual.  The Monroe County Conservation District’s Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program technicians will present an overview of the MAEAP program structure and give an update on programs for farms to become environmentally verified.

The audience for this class includes farmers and commercial pesticide applicators.  Topics covered will include:

  • Core Manual Chapter 1: Pest Management
  • Demonstration of Integrated Pest Management Tools and Insect Trapping
  • Core Manual Chapter 2: Federal and State Pesticide Laws and Regulations
  • Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program Technician Update:  Programs and Verification to be a MAEAP-verified Farm
  • Core Manual Chapter 3: Pesticide Labeling
  • Practice Questions and Review

To register, call (734) 384-4229. For information regarding the training, call Ned Birkey at (734) 260-3442.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at