IPM Training for Coordinators

2014 School IPM coordinator training schedule

Location                                                Training Date                        Registration Deadline

DFW Area                                           March 5-6, 2014                                2/28/14

Dallas ISD, Maria Luna Food Service Facility, 1515 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX

 

San Antonio Area                            April 22-23, 2014                              April 18, 2014

Northside ISD – Activity Center, 7001 Culebra, San Antonio, TX

 

Houston  Area                                   Sept 17 -18, 2014                              Sept 12, 2014

Houston ISD, Hattie Mae White Admin Bldg, 4400 W. 18th St, Houston, TX 77092

 

Statewide Conference and West TX date to be determined later 

 

https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/   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

 

Day One – Required New Coordinator Training

If you’re a new IPM Coordinator and have not yet taken the six-hour mandatory IPM Coordinator training, this class is for you.  This class fulfills Texas state requirements for IPM Coordinators under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 3, RULE §7.150, School IPM.  Whether this is your first time, or you just need a refresher course.  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. 

 

Day Two – Advanced Coordinator Training

Advanced training is for both experienced and new school IPM coordinators.  This training will offer CEU credits for those who are licensed under the Texas Department of Agriculture/Structural Pest Control Service or need hours towards their school IPM recertification. Topics for this year’s second day will include hands-on exercises on breakfast in the classroom – how to make this a successful program not a pest problem; Inspections – what is TDA looking for; completing a service ticket and justification forms – hands on exercise; Fire ants; Pesticide label comprehension; and IPM for the school garden

All class participants will receive a 3-ring notebook with necessary forms and paperwork regarding school IPM program implementation.

Instructors: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley

Go to:  https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/      Keyword Search: School IPM

Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, Acts of Congress of May 8, 1914, as amended and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M University System.

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