School IPM Coordinator workshops by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce two fall training dates and locations, plus a couple of single day workshops for Overton in May and Amarillo in September.

Location: East TX Area
Date: May 24, 2017
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 FM 3053 N, Overton, TX 75684

Location:Panhandle Area
Date: September 19, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo, TX 79106

Location: Houston Area
Date: September 27 & 28, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 24, 2017
Humble ISD: Summer0 Creek High School 14000 Weckford Blvd, Houston, TX 77044

Location: Concho Valley Area
Date: October 18 & 19, 2017
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2016
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 North, San Angelo, TX 76901

To register for one of these courses visit our conference services website here or call 979-845-2604 Keyword: School IPM
Class time is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch.
Advanced Cost: $210 for both days, $135 for one day only
Late Registration and Day of Event Fee $240 for both days, $155 for one day
All class participants will receive a 3-ring notebook with necessary forms and paperwork regarding school IPM program implementation.

Day One – Required New Coordinator Training
This class fulfills Texas state requirements for IPM Coordinators under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 7 School IPM. The course instructors help coordinators understand their role in the school IPM program and help prepare them for TDA inspections. The course will cover legal requirements for schools, an introduction to IPM, how to monitor your schools under the new requirements, and a hands-on exercise to understand the difference between Green, Yellow and Red Category pesticides. Students are encouraged to bring their questions regarding their program and a willingness to learn new things.
Instructors Day 1: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley (Note for One Day Training instructor is Janet Hurley)

Day Two – Advanced Coordinator Training
Advanced training is for both experienced and new school IPM coordinators. This training will offer 6 CEU credits for those who are licensed under the Texas Department of Agriculture 3A/Structural Pest Control Service or need hours towards their school IPM recertification. This year our second day will focus on rodents, cockroaches, school gardens, Ag science programs, and staying in compliance with School IPM rules.
Instructors Day 2: Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley