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Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

2022 Annual Certified Private Applicator (Grower) Workshop

Date: December 01, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa
Registration begins at 8:00 am

Registration Required: Yes


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Pre-Registration Fee: $18 per person
Pre-Registration is open from November 1 – November 28, 2022

To pre-register, please complete the registration form. The completed registration form and payment (cash or check made payable to Sonoma County AWM) may be mailed or brought to our office. Payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) may be made in person or over the phone by calling our office at (707) 565-2371.

Payment must be received by Monday, November 28, 2022 by 4:00 pm to receive pre-registration rate.

On-site Registration Fee: $25 per person
Register the day of the workshop at the door (cash or check only).
Registration begins at 8:00 am


Two hours of continuing education units have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1 hour Laws and Regulations and 1 hour Other)

8:00 am – 9:00 am  Registration Lobby 
9:00 am – 9:05 am Introduction

Pete Albers

Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

9:05 am – 9:35 am Department Update 

Andrew Smith
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

9:35 am – 10:05 am    Licensing, Certification, and Training Requirements Travis Howard
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner
10:05 am – 10:35 am Fieldworker Safety Inspection Overview Alex Nguyen
Senior Agricultural Inspector
10:35 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am VESCO Update

John Bishop 
Engineering Technician IV

Ben Wishnoff
Environmental Specialist

11:00 am – 11:30 am New Invasive Pests  Cindy Kron
UCCE Sonoma IPM Advisor
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Pest Control District  Jason Saling
Sonoma County Winegrape Pest and Disease District

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Closing Comments

Pete Albers

Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner