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3:07 AM, Feb. 20, 2013  |  Comments
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Aumann Siding receives accreditation

Joe Aumann Siding of Loyal Inc. recently earned the honor of becoming an accredited business of the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

BBB accreditation is given to companies that have a track record of, and agree to continue to uphold, the BBB's standards of businesses. In addition, Joe Aumann Siding of Loyal Inc. has an A+ rating with the BBB, on a scale of A+ through F.

Pesticide applicator training offered

Clark County University of Wisconsin-Extension will host a general farming private pesticide applicator training and open book exam on the following dates:

March 6: Clark County Courthouse Auditorium, 517 Court St., Neillsville

March 13: Colby VFW, Highway 13, Colby

March 15: Thorp Fire Hall, 101 S. Wilson, Thorp

For all dates, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Training begins promptly at 9 a.m. There will be a lunch break at noon (brown bag or you may leave for lunch) with the exam starting at 1 p.m. and concluding at 3 p.m.

Upon completing the exam, you must provide two forms of positive identification (a driver's license and Social Security number). Other acceptable forms of positive ID include a photo ID, birth certificate plus another form of identification. Make sure you have this information with you when you come to the training.

Training manuals are available for $35 at the Clark County UW-Extension Office or $40 and the manual can be mailed to you. Mail your check to the Clark County UW-Extension, 517 Court St., Room 104, Neillsville, WI 54456 and you will be mailed the manual. To register, call the Clark County UW-Extension Office at 715-743-5121 one week in advance of the training session you plan to attend.

Nutrient applicator training set

The Professional Nutrient Applicator Association of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Extension has scheduled a number of Level 1 training sessions across the state.

A training session will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 5 at the Abbotsford City Hall. Every employee of a custom manure hauling business is encouraged to attend this training. If the business is a PNAAW member, employees must complete Level 1 training every year to maintain certification. Level 1 training is the first step in a certification process of PNAAW. Members can also pick up their updated Level 1 training manual.

Advance reservations are needed for these sessions, as seating is limited at some locations. The fee for training is $5 per person with advance reservations (made at least 3 business days prior).

Employees should bring their current Level 1 manuals to the training. A limited number might be available for purchase at $20 each. Each session is three hours long.

For more information or to register, callRichard Halopka, Clark County UW-Extension crops and soils agent, at 715-743-5121.

NTC receives recognition

Northcentral Technical College is one of six colleges across the country to be recognized by Tooling U-SME as an outstanding educational facility that is developing a learning culture that works to overcome the manufacturing skill gap.

Tooling U-SME's Platinum Education Centers are educational programs that embrace technology and are active in developing manufacturers for today and tomorrow.

A Tooling U representative will be present to award NTC with the distinction.

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