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Delaware approves continuing education alternatives for pesticides and nutrients following COVID strugglesDate Posted: February 4, 2021
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State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will close from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021Date Posted: February 1, 2021
AG Jennings Warns Investors of Risks of Market Volatility, Reminds Regulated Firms of Customer ObligationsDate Posted: February 1, 2021
Department of Insurance Announces 2020 Year-End DataDate Posted: February 1, 2021
Hunters Reminded to Remove Temporary Deer Stands from State Wildlife AreasDate Posted: February 1, 2021
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WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE – JAN. 29, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Trend DownwardDate Posted: January 30, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: January 29, 2021
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DPH Announces Updated Plans for Administering Second Doses of COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Unclaimed Property Holder Reporting UpdateDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Lawmakers, DOJ Announce Legislation To Stop Unfair Business PracticesDate Posted: January 28, 2021
ICYMI: Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Recommended BudgetDate Posted: January 28, 2021
State Treasurer Colleen Davis Statement on Governor John Carney’s Proposed BudgetDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Delaware Will Issue Emergency Benefits for January to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Additional Delaware Hunting Opportunities to Open in FebruaryDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Bills to Make Opportunity Funding Permanent, Expand K-3 Special EducationDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate Confirmations of Judicial NominationsDate Posted: January 27, 2021
ICYMI: Governor Carney Delivers 2021 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 27, 2021
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January 26, 2021, 6:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town HallDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Four Delaware Organizations Receive Mini-Grants to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality Among Black PopulationDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Governor Carney’s 2021 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: January 25, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH Provide Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramDate Posted: January 25, 2021
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DPH Completes 11,000 Vaccinations in Weekend EventsDate Posted: January 24, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Jan. 22, 2021: New Positive Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated But Trends Leveling OutDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Launch of the Governor’s Institute for School LeadershipDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Free Virtual Family Workshops from the Dept. of EducationDate Posted: January 22, 2021
2021 Arbor Day School Poster ContestDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Students Encouraged To Enter Webapp CompetitionDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Vaccination Appointments Offered to 11,500 Seniors For This WeekendDate Posted: January 21, 2021
Cultural Affairs Division Celebrates Black HistoryDate Posted: January 21, 2021
Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Providers in Group Homes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesDate Posted: January 21, 2021
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Governor Carney, DPH Announce Transition to Vaccinate Phase 1BDate Posted: January 19, 2021
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January 19, 2021, 7:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Phase 1B Q&ADate Posted: January 19, 2021
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Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites Date Posted: January 15, 2021
Delaware’s SNAP Recipients Will See Monthly Benefits Increase 15 Percent Through June 2021Date Posted: January 15, 2021
Governor Carney Activates Delaware National GuardDate Posted: January 15, 2021
DNREC Issues Wastewater Permits to Mountaire Farms for Making Pollution Control Improvements at Millsboro PlantDate Posted: January 15, 2021
Wagamons Pond Boat Ramp Temporarily Closing for ReconstructionDate Posted: January 14, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Cabinet ConfirmationsDate Posted: January 13, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations Date Posted: January 13, 2021
Delaware Justice System Warns Of Phone Scam Targeting ProbationersDate Posted: January 13, 2021
January 12, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: January 12, 2021
FY2021 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Soliciting Projects for Improving Water QualityDate Posted: January 11, 2021
State Park Offices to Reopen Tuesday with Limited HoursDate Posted: January 11, 2021
Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship AwardeesDate Posted: January 11, 2021
Governor Carney, Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long Announce Virtual Inauguration for January 19, 2021Date Posted: January 11, 2021
Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social ServicesDate Posted: January 11, 2021
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Weekly COVID-19 Update – Jan. 8, 2021: DPH Announces First Pediatric COVID-19 Death in DelawareDate Posted: January 8, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites Date Posted: January 8, 2021
Governor Carney Updates COVID-19 RestrictionsDate Posted: January 8, 2021
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Expiration and Extension of CARES ActDate Posted: January 7, 2021
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Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce One-Time Enrollment Funding for SchoolsDate Posted: December 24, 2020
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Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

DOVER, Del. (February 4, 2021) – Over this past year, Delaware farmers and pesticide applicators have had to pivot, joining the rest of the population in utilizing online learning to earn continuing education credits. However, dealing with limited internet options in rural Delaware communities and other technical challenges, many individuals have been prevented from gaining the credits needed to maintain their nutrient management or pesticide certifications.
“I have heard from many of the people we serve about the hardships they have faced trying to go online and participate in training. Our producers are used to going to Delaware Ag Week, attending field days and workshops in person. Sitting at a computer to take an eight-hour training doesn’t work when you need to be in the field harvesting,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “We know broadband and high-speed internet can be non-existent in Delaware’s rural communities. And when you offer suggestions on how you can remedy this and advise where to turn, the standard recommendations don’t work during a pandemic.”
The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is offering extensions and COVID credit exemptions depending on the type of recertification to accommodate individuals who have exhausted all options in earning their continuing education credits.
At the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission meeting on February 2, Secretary Scuse asked the commissioners to consider extending the time for which Commercial and Private Nutrient Handlers and Nutrient Generators have to accumulate six credit hours of continuing education. The commissioners voted and approved an extension increasing the time from three to four years for those certificate holders expiring on May 1, 2021.
University of Delaware Nutrient Management staff has held a record number of virtual events through 2020 and 2021, as well as increased on-demand education from their website in response to the COVID-19 pandemic aiding the roughly 1,800 certificate holders in keeping up with their credits. Additionally, course packets are available with materials eligible for up to six credits that can be mailed to farmers free of charge if they have difficulty connecting to online resources. For more information or to obtain a packet, certified individuals can contact Hilary Gibson or Sydney Riggi at the Kent County Cooperative Extension Office at (302) 730-4000 or email nutrient-management@udel.edu.
Commercial and private pesticide applicators who have explored all training options and are still falling short of the quota needed must contact the DDA Pesticides Section by the extension date of March 31, 2021. Applicators can review their credits at https://dda.force.com/pesticide. Pesticide applicators can request a COVID credit exemption by contacting Kenda Galipo at (302)698-4571.
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Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

DOVER, Del. (February 4, 2021) – Over this past year, Delaware farmers and pesticide applicators have had to pivot, joining the rest of the population in utilizing online learning to earn continuing education credits. However, dealing with limited internet options in rural Delaware communities and other technical challenges, many individuals have been prevented from gaining the credits needed to maintain their nutrient management or pesticide certifications.
“I have heard from many of the people we serve about the hardships they have faced trying to go online and participate in training. Our producers are used to going to Delaware Ag Week, attending field days and workshops in person. Sitting at a computer to take an eight-hour training doesn’t work when you need to be in the field harvesting,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “We know broadband and high-speed internet can be non-existent in Delaware’s rural communities. And when you offer suggestions on how you can remedy this and advise where to turn, the standard recommendations don’t work during a pandemic.”
The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is offering extensions and COVID credit exemptions depending on the type of recertification to accommodate individuals who have exhausted all options in earning their continuing education credits.
At the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission meeting on February 2, Secretary Scuse asked the commissioners to consider extending the time for which Commercial and Private Nutrient Handlers and Nutrient Generators have to accumulate six credit hours of continuing education. The commissioners voted and approved an extension increasing the time from three to four years for those certificate holders expiring on May 1, 2021.
University of Delaware Nutrient Management staff has held a record number of virtual events through 2020 and 2021, as well as increased on-demand education from their website in response to the COVID-19 pandemic aiding the roughly 1,800 certificate holders in keeping up with their credits. Additionally, course packets are available with materials eligible for up to six credits that can be mailed to farmers free of charge if they have difficulty connecting to online resources. For more information or to obtain a packet, certified individuals can contact Hilary Gibson or Sydney Riggi at the Kent County Cooperative Extension Office at (302) 730-4000 or email nutrient-management@udel.edu.
Commercial and private pesticide applicators who have explored all training options and are still falling short of the quota needed must contact the DDA Pesticides Section by the extension date of March 31, 2021. Applicators can review their credits at https://dda.force.com/pesticide. Pesticide applicators can request a COVID credit exemption by contacting Kenda Galipo at (302)698-4571.
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Related Topics:  agriculture, certification, continuing education credits, COVID credit exemptions, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse, farmers, pesticide applicators

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