Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Ag Retailers Watching COVID-19, Modify Work Schedules, Cancel Events

On Friday, two states cancelled in-person trainings offered through the state departments of agriculture.
The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association has announced postponed and cancelled events.
Provided by IFCA: “Due to the COVID-19 virus, the IL Dept of Ag and the University of Illinois have temporarily suspended all the commercial and private applicator training and testing clinics for the month of March. The option of taking the test at the IDA Springfield or DeKalb office is also closed for now. IFCA has communicated with both IDA and UI, and we can assure everyone that IDA will announce a contingency plan soon, to ensure that applicators needing certification have options in place before the spring season.  If you signed up for a class with UI, they are also working on a contingency plan for those who registered for the March clinics”
And an upcoming anhydrous handling course has been canceled in person, and training will now be available online. IFCA has cancelled the March 27 anhydrous ammonia training class in Bloomington due to the state guidance to avoid large gatherings.
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