Upcoming Trainings & Events (2023)

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Agricultural Community QPR for Farmers and Farm Families
This Zoom training scheduled for January 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. (12 p.m. Central) targets farmers and farm families to learn the “QPR” method of identifying and responding to mental health crises on the farm. To attend this training participants must be 18 years of age or older. In this 1.5-hour QPR training, we will provide information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide. The meeting will aid participant’s ability to provide aid with someone at risk for suicide as well as providing information on how to help someone at risk of suicide.

CPR & AED Training for Farmers and Farmworker
This CPR certification course is OSHA-compliant and will cover adult CPR and AED use. Participants that complete the course will be issued a digital certification card that is valid for 2 years. Space for this training is limited to 12 participants per class. A waitlist will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about the event or to schedule an on-farm training, email Alyssa Spence at arramsey@ncsu.edu or call 252.527.2191.

Auxin Trainings
Auxin trainings will be available via Zoom provided by NC State faculty. All meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. One (1) NCDA & CS pesticide credit will be applied to the email and NC Pesticide license number used when registering. Obtain the password by emailing a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent working with field crop production after registration. (Please request the password in advance of the meetings. For security reasons, the password is stored within the office and we have many meetings and events during January -March away from our office. Waiting until the day before or the day of the meeting to obtain a password may result in the inability to obtain the password)

If these dates are not convenient, manufacturers of the products will also provide self-learning modules, webinars and other sessions. Read more in the article, 2023 Auxin Training.

Area Corn & Soybean Production
On February 15, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m., various NC State faculty will present agronomic and pest management updates for corn and soybean production as outlined below. NCDA & CS pesticide credits of 2.0 hours for N, O, D & X have been applied.Tentative Schedule:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.       Dr. Chad Poole (Water Resiliency Specialist), Dr. Rachel Vann                                                   (Soybean Specialist), Dr. Charlie Cahoon (Weed Specialist Corn)
12 – 1 p.m.              Meal and Sponsor Comments
1 – 3 p.m.                Dr. Ron Heiniger (Corn Specialist), Ryan Heiniger (OVT Coordinator),                                       Insect Management TBD

Pesticide Recertification Trainings (March 2023)
Earn 2 hours of V credits.

Each class requires registration via Eventbrite using the hyperlinks below.

  • Pesticide Class #1
    WHEN: March 8th, 2023 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    WHERE: Jones County Civic Center | 832 North Carolina Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585
  • Pesticide Class #2
    March 14th, 2023 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    WHERE: Jones County Civic Center | 832 North Carolina Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585
  • Pesticide Class #3
    WHEN: March 24th, 2023 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    WHERE: Jones County Civic Center | 832 North Carolina Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585

Be on the look out for more upcoming classes, trainings, and events from our office by ‘Liking’ our N.C. Cooperative Extension  – Jones County Center Facebook page or signing up for our emailing list below.

Sign up for our Recertification Credits emailing list so you’re notified when classes are open for registration.

Click here to view classes offered from other extension offices across NC

Select ‘Pesticides’ and you must click on a filter selecting which credit you’re looking for and select ‘Search’. These classes are either available online or in-person.

Reach out to Jones County Extension Director and Pesticide Coordinator, Jacob Morgan, at jacob_morgan@ncsu.edu or 252-917-1204 with questions or concerns.