ISU offers certified handlers program

Webster County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course March 26. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program .

The local attendance site is the Webster County Extension and Outreach office at 217 S. 25th St., Suite C12. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Wednesday and $45 after Wednesday. To register or obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Ally Zagers at the ISU Extension and Outreach office, 576-2119.

The course will provide continuing instructional credit for certified handlers. Topics to be covered include effects of pesticides on groundwater and other non-target sites; responding to spills and accidents; secondary containment requirements; pesticide container handling and disposal; and non-target injury and community problems associated with pesticide handling facilities.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PME program can be accessed at