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Healthy Kids Heroes 2018: Speaking Up For Safety

Every year to mark the anniversary of the March 18,1937 Texas School​ Explosion I salute inspirational leaders who demonstrate an​ extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of​ children and their communities. The Healthy Kids Hero Award was created as an annual opportunity to​ remember the 1937 tragedy — a gas explosion that… Read more »

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Unveils Farmers.gov, Interactive Website for Agricultural Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs…. Read more »

The 01/10/2018 edition of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, has been published

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 01/10/2018 edition: • Georgia scientists help map the genetic code of… Read more »

NIFA Announces Support for Organic Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of $17.6 million in grants focused on organic agriculture research, education, and extension activities. These grants are funded through a competitive process by NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “America’s organic industry… Read more »

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Small Business Innovation Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase II program. The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to address scientific problems and create opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant… Read more »


New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and… Read more »

The Winter 2017 edition of PESPWire has been published

PESPWire, The e-bulletin of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program has been published. In this edition you will find the following articles: Pest Prevention: Steps Designers Can Take New Jersey School District Overcomes Pest Control Challenges Free School IPM Tools Maintaining Momentum for School IPM New Pest Practices Manual for Mosquito Control New and Updated IPM Resources

New issue of IPM Insights now available online

The November edition of IPM Insights from the Northeastern IPM Center is now available for download. In this edition you will find the following articles: An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests. Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs… Read more »

New articles from Connection, Newsletter of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center

Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology http://www.ncipmc.org/connection/?p=4078 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension Advisor Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology Serving Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties AP #17-24 LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Salinas, Monterey County, California SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full… Read more »