Trainings for School IPM Coordinators in Texas

Even if you don’t need to meet requirements for school IPM training, if you’re anywhere near these areas in Texas, I encourage you to go to one of these workshops. You will get some very good information that will help you with your school IPM implementation wherever you are.

Location: Central TX Area

Training Date: March 29 & 30, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017 

Manor ISD:  Administration building 10335 US Hwy 290 E, Manor, TX 78653

Host: Mike Brooks

Location: DFW Area

Training Date: April 5 & 6, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD:  Professional Development Education Center/Panther Den, 5800 Colleyville Blvd; Colleyville, TX 76034

Hostess: Michele Linn

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

If you need specific help with registration, please contact Mrs. Sharon Harris at 972-952-9201 she can assist with obtaining vendor paperwork for registration.

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 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.  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 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

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

Additional Trainings with Janet Hurley as instructor

Location: Northeast TX

Training Date: March 2, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

Region 8 Educational Service Center 4845 US Highway 271 N, Pittsburg, 75686 (room 124 – Dogwood)

For info about registering follow this link https://txr8.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=80068

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