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NPSEC News – July 27th, 2018

 

 

NPSEC News – July 27th, 2018

For Immediate Release: NPSEC Announces Board of Directors Executive Committee

July 24th, 2018 (Detroit, MI) – The National Pesticide Safety and Education Center (NPSEC) Board of Directors voted to established its 2018-2019 Executive Committee:

  • Candace Bartholomew, Connecticut Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Chair)
  • Don Renchie, Texas Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Vice-Chair)
  • Katie Moore, South Carolina Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Secretary)
  • Mike Wierda, Utah Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Treasurer)

In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors includes:

  • Tira Adelman, eXtension Foundation
  • Faye Golden, American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE)
  • Dean Herzfeld, Minnesota Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education Program
  • Rachel Maccini, New Hampshire Pesticide Safety Education Program
  • Carroll Moseley, Syngenta
  • Jane Stautz, Corteva
  • Thia Walker, Colorado Pesticide Safety Education Program

Read the full release here.

Don’t Forget to Register for the NPACSE Workshop & Make Your Hotel Reservations.

The National Pesticide Applicator Certification & Safety Education (NPACSE) Workshop is right around the corner!

Many of you have already registered for the NPACSE Workshop. If you haven’t, please visit workshop page here to find registration information. Some of you have registered for the Workshop, but have not made hotel reservations. They are going quick! Please click here to make your reservation.

Featured Speaker – Tira Adelman, PSEFMP Project Manager

This week, we are featuring another key speaker that will join us at the NPACSE Conference. Tira Adelman is a Project Manager whoworks at eXtension Foundation on the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP).

At the 2018 NPACSE Workshop, Tira will discuss the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program including topics such as:

  • FY19 Application
  • Expectations for future funding cycles
  • Results from FY18
  • Collaboration exploration among PSEPs

Learn more about Tira and other featured speakers here. We will continuously update this page with all of our featured speakers.

Shop the NPSEC Store

The NPSEC Store is a good place to find EPA-approved materials with expanded 2015 WPS content. This is where you can order NPSEC, PERC, WPS, and state-specific products. For PERC products, PSEPs get a 5% discount if they purchase the products using the code we mailed you at checkout. We track all PERC sales by state and send 5% of all net sales in a particular state or territory back to the PSEP as a gift.

We are on Facebook!

Be sure to follow NPSEC on Facebook! We will be sharing the latest news regarding Pesticide Safety, helping you share your content, and create a central place to find what’s going on across Pesticide Safety Education Programs around the nation.

 

Press Release: NPSEC Announces Board of Directors Executive Committee

For Immediate Release 
Contact:
Aaron Weibe
Communications & Engagement Manager
aaronweibe@npsec.us 

 

July 24th, 2018 (Detroit, MI) – The National Pesticide Safety and Education Center (NPSEC) Board of Directors voted to established its 2018-2019 Executive Committee: 

  • Candace Bartholomew, Connecticut Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Chair) 
  • Don Renchie, Texas Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Vice-Chair) 
  • Katie Moore, South Carolina Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Secretary) 
  • Mike Wierda, Utah Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (Treasurer) 

In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors includes: 

  • Tira Adelman, eXtension Foundation 
  • Faye Golden, American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) 
  • Dean Herzfeld, Minnesota Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education Program  
  • Rachel Maccini, New Hampshire Pesticide Safety Education Program  
  • Carroll Moseley, Syngenta 
  • Jane Stautz, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
  • Thia Walker, Colorado Pesticide Safety Education Program 

There are vacancies on the Board of Directors representing the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO), Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO), and a Pesticide Safety Educator from the north central region.  

 “I am honored to have the privilege to serve as the Chair of the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC) Executive Committee,” state Candace Bartholomew, newly elected Board Chair. “As we continue to support Extension pesticide safety education programs, I look forward to the good work and collaborations that this organization will accomplish to strengthen the national system of these programs, and improve the quality, consistency, accessibility, and outcomes of pesticide safety education throughout the country.” 

 Executive Director, Tom Smith, noted that “the transition to a formal Board of Directors and the election of the Executive Officers is a major milestone for the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC). The Board of Directors includes PSEPs and industry partners that were part of the SWAT Team vision of creating NPSEC, as well as new PSEPs that bring a fresh perspective to the NPSEC mission of serving and supporting extension Pesticide Safety Education Programs.  This provides excellent leadership for NPSEC as we seek to provide tools and educational resources to state PSEPs to better meet the needs of each state’s learners while increasing state PSEPs sustainability, move our PSEP collaboration goals forward, and become a self-sustaining center. On behalf of the NPSEC staff, we are excited about working with this dedicated leadership team.” 

 The NPSEC Board held the election during its quarterly Board meeting on July 18th, 2018.  

 About NPSEC 

 The National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC) supports and serves Extension Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs) to be the premier national source of high quality research-based pesticide safety education. Additional information about NPSEC can be found at npsec.us 

 

 

 

NPSEC News – July 17th, 2018

 

 

NPSEC News – July 17th, 2018

Hotel Registration Deadline: July 22, 2018

The hotel group block for the NPACSE Workshop will be ending on July 22, 2018. Please make your room reservations prior to this date. While there are still some rooms available, the rooms are moving quickly. If you have not registered for the workshop yet, you can find all links regarding the workshop, registration, and hotel reservations on the button below.

Click Here For Workshop Information

NPSEC on Facebook

NPSEC has launched its Facebook page! The page will be used to share our latest updates, but to also be a place for sharing your content related to Pesticide Safety Education. You can find or tag us on Facebook with our handle @NPSEC. Please feel free to tag us in any post that you would like us to share.

Shop the NPSEC Store

The NPSEC Store is a good place to find EPA-approved materials with expanded 2015 WPS content. This is where you can order NPSEC, PERC, WPS, and state-specific products. For PERC products, PSEPs get a 5% discount if they purchase the products using the code we mailed you at checkout. We track all PERC sales by state and send 5% of all net sales in a particular state or territory back to the PSEP as a gift.