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General Farming 100/101

A. Printed Manual: GENERAL FARMING (Private)

All those seeking certification have to purchase the manual and take the certification test. If you buy the manual, study up and take the test without doing any additional training it is called "Self-Study".

Printed manuals are shipped via UPS. Your training certificate will be the first page of your manual. You will need to present this certificate to your proctor when you take your exam.

Tests can be taken either at a participating County Extension Office or through Pearson Vue.

1) To find a participating County Extension Office giving the test. By appointment only.

2) Testing with Pearson Vue.

Pearson Vue provides your results immediately and you get your credentials within 3 business days. Tests with Pearson Vue are $45 / test.

9TH ED PRIVATE: $40.00 (CAT100/101) Add to Cart

B. General Farming Online Training

This online training can take the place of in-person training. From time of starting you will have 14 days to complete the training. Please keep the email with link to get back to the training if you leave it. Online training can be taken at any time. You will have access to training for 120 days of registration.

The certification exam is given by the County Extension Office or Pearson Vue. Some County Extension Offices are offering the exam, others are not. For a list of County Extension Offices providing the test. Contact that specific office for times and locations.

Once you have completed the training you will receive a Completion Receipt that you must show to the test proctor to be coded as attending a training.

Register For Online Training.


D. 2023 Gen Farm In-Person Training with Certification Exam

Private Applicator In-Person Training and Exam for General Farm, Fruit Crops & Greenhouse/Nursery.

This does NOT replace the manual, you still need to purchase the appropriate manual to take the exam

Training starts at 9:00 am Please come early for check-in. The test will be given after training. The session will end around 3:00 pm..

Bring your training manual with the attached certificate. It must be completed and turned in with your exam

Also bring your Photo ID (ie: drivers license), stand-alone calculator (no cell phones), #2 pencil, and you will need to provide your social security number on the exam.

Lunch will NOT be provided, there is food nearby, or bring your own.

g. Dodge Cty Ext, Juneau: $10.00 (Feb. 2, 2023) Add to Cart
h. Holiday Inn & Suites, Rice Lake: $10.00 (Feb. 9, 2023) Add to Cart
i. Brown Cty STEM Cntr: $10.00 (Feb 15, 2023) Add to Cart
j. Farm WI Discovery Cntr, Manitowoc: $10.00 (Feb 16 ) Add to Cart
k. Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville: $10.00 (Feb. 22, 2023) Add to Cart
l. Taylor Cty Ext, Medford: $10.00 (Feb 23, 2023) Add to Cart
m. Kenosha Cty Extension, Bristol: $10.00 (Mar. 2, 2023) Add to Cart
n. La Sure's, Oshkosh : $10.00 (Mar 8, 2023) Add to Cart
o. Portage Cty Ext, Stevens Pt.: $10.00 (Mar. 9, 2023) Add to Cart
p. UWW Community Cntr, Whitewater: $10.00 (Mar 16, 23) Add to Cart
q. Metropolis, Eau Claire: $10.00 (Mar. 23, 2023) Add to Cart
r. UW Richland Center: $10.00 (March 29, 2023) Add to Cart
s. Best Western, Tomah: $10.00 (Mar 30, 2023) Add to Cart

E. General Farming Zoom Based Webinar

Private Applicator ZOOM training for certification in General Farming, Fruit Crops & Greenhouse/Nursery.

Training starts at 9:00 AM and will last about 3.5 hours, it is not recorded.

Each person attending MUST register separately to get credit for the training. A roll call may be taken to assure attendance.

This is a computer-based webinar. You will need a computer with a good internet connection, audio and camera.

DATES OFFERED: Jan 13, Feb 3, March 3 and April 7.

Click to Register

An email with a ZOOM link and password will be sent a day or two before training, you do not need a ZOOM membership.

This does NOT replace the manual, you still need to purchase the appropriate manual to take the exam

You will still need to schedule an exam at a participating County Extension Office or with Pearson Vue.


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University of Wisconsin - Extension / Department of Agronomy
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