PRESS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
Events will not be held from March 16-31 out of an abundance of caution
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To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is canceling its in-person pesticide applicator testing sessions through the end of the month.
“We’re working with public health officials and other state and federal agencies to monitor the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation,” said Secretary Naig. “The health of the public and our employees is our top priority so we are temporarily suspending in-person testing out of an abundance of caution.”
- March 16: Nevada
- March 17: Everly, Mason City and Tama
- March 18: Emmetsburg and Newton
- March 23: Oskaloosa
- March 24: Garner, Orange City and Waterloo
- March 25: Altoona, Muscatine and Rock Rapids
Additional pesticide applicator certification testing sessions may be offered at partner locations later in the year. Visit
for a list of alternate pesticide applicator certification testing dates and locations.