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Worker Protection and Pesticide Handling Training Added Daily at Empire Farm Days: Regulatory Update, Federal Changes, Re-certification Credit

Empire Farm Days has announced the addition of a 2018 DEC Regulatory Update and Worker Protection Standard Program for the August 7-9, 2018 show at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY. The program will take place daily at 9:30 am at Lot 409 on the showgrounds.

The one-hour program will provide an overview of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and federal regulations relating to the application of pesticides in New York State. The one-hour training will highlight the Worker Protection Standard and how recent changes, such as mandatory respiratory fit testing and training, application exclusion zone, and annual worker and handler training, may affect operations.

One hour of DEC credit is available to attendees with a Pesticide Certification ID Card who sign in on time and sign out on completion of the program. The certification categories to be covered are CORE, 1A, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Those not yet certified will learn how to qualify to make pesticide applications.

Empire Farm Days showcases working equipment, crops and live animal demonstrations; seminars; test driving opportunities; and training on the latest farming techniques, products, safety practices, and equipment with more than 600 exhibitors.

Hundreds of agriculture-related vendors, organizations, colleges and associations are on site with information.

Show hours are 9am-5pm on Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 and 9am-4pm on Thursday, August 9. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For daily schedules and more information, visit www.empirefarmdays.com or call 877-697-7837.

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