The McKean County Conservation District is hosting a workshop for farmers and others interested in pesticide update credits and training. The Winter Farmer’s Meeting will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, Smethport.

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 1. Call 814-887-4001.

This afternoon class is worth three category and two core pesticide credits. The class has the following pesticide credits approved by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: 00 Core-2; PC Private-3, 01 Agronomic Crops-2, 05 Forest Pest Control-1, 18 Demonstration & Research-3, 23 Park/School Pest Control-1. There is no cost for the credits, but to receive them participants must bring their pesticide license card or number.

Registration is free. Lunch will be provided.

Presentations include: “Water Quality and Groundwater Protection” by Danielle Rhea, water resources educator, Penn State Extension; “Forage Diseases & Sampling” by Nicole Santangelo, extension educator in agronomy, Penn State Extension; “Farm Bill Update, NRCS Program Highlights and NRCS Forestry Herbicide Program” by Amanda Murdock, Suzanne Klinger and Mary Baker, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.