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The Agriculture program provides support to local agricultural producers and businesses through a four-county arrangement among Washington, Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan counties. Our Regional Agriculture Team of Educators has developed areas of expertise in Agronomy, Dairy Production, Facilities, and Livestock.

Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicators: 2024 Recertification News

Glenn Nice, University of Wisconsin Madison-Division of Extension Pesticide Applicator Training and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be providing Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions in 2024.  Private and commercial pesticide applicators with expired certifications will need to participate to renew their certifications. Books still need to be purchased online; no books available at county offices.

2024 Local options for Pesticide Applicator Zoom Trainings

  • Sheboygan County: February 15, 2024
  • Fond du Lac County: March 28, 2024
    • Zoom Training: 9:00-12:30pm.
    • Test Administered: 1:00-3:00pm.
    • Lunch on your own.
    • Manual must be purchased online in advance.

Please visit for more information.

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Books
You can order manuals online at the PAT Store https://patstore.wisc.eduManuals must be purchased online and can no longer be purchased at your local Extension offices.

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Tina Kohlman, Regional Dairy Educator

Phone (920) 929-3180, Email
Dairy & Livestock: Focus on dairy production management including dairy calves and heifer management, animal husbandry and well-being, and nutrition to help dairy producers improve productivity, profitability, and efficiency while maintaining animal well-being.

Liz Gartman, Regional Crops and Soils Educator

Phone: Office-920-459-5910, Email:
Crops and Soils: Focus on agronomic BMPs, forage production and utilization, cover crops, soil health, and water quality.

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Photo of a farm, with goats, sheep, cows, cattle, and vegetables

Explore Extension Agriculture Programs and Resources
On this website, you find articles on Farm Ready Research, Agricultural Programs (Crops and Soils, Dairy, Farm Management) and so much more! If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results. Our innovative dairy management programs range from genetics to farm and business management. Extension researchers work hand-in-hand with row crop, forage, and fresh produce growers to provide best practices for every aspect of the growing phase. We also advise communities on using sustainable practices to create inviting spaces free from invasive species. Our work supports people, communities, and businesses.

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