2013 School IPM Coordinator Training Schedule
Locations and Dates:
Training Date: February 20 & 21, 2013 Registration Deadline Feb 15, 2013
DFW Area: Grand Prairie ISD – Houston Professional Development Center, 1502 College St, Grand Prairie
Training Date: April 17 & 18, 2013 Registration Deadline April 12, 2013
Central TX Area: Waco ISD, Viking Hill Elementary, 7200 Viking Dr, Waco, 76710 – In the library
Training Date: Sept 18 & 19, 2013 Registration Deadline Sept 20, 2013
East TX Area: Tyler ISD – Administration Building, room B-1; 1319 Earl Campbell Pkwy, Tyler, TX
Training Date: Oct. 15 & 16, 2013 Registration Deadline Oct 9, 2013
Houston Area: Katy ISD –Leonard Merrell Center, Conference rooms 142-144, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas
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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 landscape and turf IPM. Review of IPM program guidelines and additional information about outdoor inspect pests. Mr. Larry Rider will be our guest speaker at these second day events and will cover the Weed and IPM sessions for turf.
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
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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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