IPM Training for Coordinators

2018 School IPM Coordinator Training Schedule

Location Two-Day Training Locations  Training Date Registration Deadline
DFW Area: 

Lewisville ISD: Killian Middle School, 2553 FM 544 (Parker Rd), Lewisville, TX 75056

February 21 & 22, 2018 February 16, 2018
Central TX Area:

San Marcos ISD: Irene K. Mendez Elementary, 1805 Peter Garza Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

April 4 & 5, 2018 March 30, 2018
Houston Area:

Katy ISD: Legacy Stadium, 733 Katyland Drive (Training Rooms), Katy, TX 77493

September 18 & 19, 2018 September 14, 2018
East Texas Area 

Tyler ISD: Career and Technology Center, 1335 Earl Campbell Parkway, Room: A 101 – CTC Multi-purpose Room, Tyler, TX 75701

October 3 & 4, 2018 September 28, 2018

One Day School IPM Coordinator Trainings (Cost is $135 for the one day) 

Location       Training Date  Registration Deadline
Rio Grande Valley Area

Region 1 Educational Service Center, 1900 W. Schunuior St., Edinburg, TX 78541

January 16, 2018 January 12, 2018
El Paso Area

Region 19 Educational Service Center Head Start Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego, El Paso, TX 79936

January 31, 2018 January 20, 2018

To register for one of these courses visit our conference services website at  https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ 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

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 7, Integrated Pest Management Program for School Districts. 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.

Instructors Day 1: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. 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 pesticide safety which includes what does the IPM coordinator need to know and whom they need to train. We will also cover updated regulatory changes to the TDA rules and how that may impact your program. Ants are always a tough pest to control, Dr. Merchant will go into depth on several of the most common ant species we face and how to develop management plans and thresholds to meet your district’s needs.

Instructors Day 2: Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley

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

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.

You can also view the calendar section for a full list of courses offered by TASB, Extension and others.

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