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Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

2023 Annual Certified Private Applicator (Grower) Workshop

Date: December 07, 2023

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


Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa

Onsite 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 – December 4, 2023

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, Monday, December 4, 2023 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



9:00 am – 9:05 am


Travis Howard 
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

9:05 am – 9:20 am

Department Update

Andrew Smith 
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

9:20 am – 9:50 am

Licensing, Certification, and Training Requirements

Alexander Nguyen 
Senior Agricultural Inspector

9:50 am – 10:20 am

Respiratory Protection Requirements

Misty Eland 
Agricultural Inspector

10:20 am – 10:30 am



10:30 am – 11:00 am

Proposed Order for Wastewater Discharge Requirements for North Coast Commercial Vineyards

Brenna Sullivan 
Engineering Geologist (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

County-wide Blue-green Sharpshooter Trapping in Sonoma and Napa

Cindy Kron 
UCCE Sonoma IPM Advisor

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Pest Detection Trapping, Delimitation, Treatments, and Quarantines

Beverly Hammond 
Senior Agricultural Inspector

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm

Closing Comments

Travis Howard 
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner