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Press Release on Illinois Dicamba Training

The Illinois Department of Agriculture and IFCA issued a joint press release yesterday discussing the progress on Illinois dicamba training and encouraging everyone to visit the dicamba training website to sign up for future classes.  Click here to see the press release, which is also posted at  Less than one month into the winter training schedule, we have already provided the mandatory dicamba training to over 1,200 applicators in Illinois.  Turnout at the meetings has been terrific!  IFCA has been working closely with Illinois Department of Ag, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois Corn Growers to line up venues and trainers, and to promote the training program.  
To ensure that all private applicators are aware of the training requirement if they plan to apply dicamba to soybeans in 2018, the Illinois Farm Bureau mailed a postcard to all 10,000+ licensed private applicators to explain the training requirement, to ensure that everyone is made aware of the program. 
We continue to add venues to the dicamba training website, which is available here.  IFCA also thanks the folks at Monsanto and BASF for providing the trainers for these events.  Working together, we have every expectation that we will meet the goal of providing training to all commercial applicators and operators, and private applicators prior to the 2018 soybean season.  
If you have any questions about the program or how to help facilitate a meeting at your retail location, please contact IFCA.  The FAQ and Resources section on the training website can also answer many questions.  The training venues that are posted on the training website are open for anyone to attend, and many IFCA retail members are opening up their own hosted meetings to help facilitate the demand for training.  Thank you!