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9th IPM Symposium – Awards Informative Webinar this week May 4

An informative webinar session will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 12:00 PM MDT, and 11:00 AM PDT. This session will help describe and explain the International IPM Achievement Awards program and how to complete an award-winning application. 

To join us live, use this link to register now, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4332726006873300737  – you will receive reminders about the date. 

If you can’t make the this event, don’t worry; we will place the recording on the 9th International IPM Symposium Awards page https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/awards.html by May 8th.  

To apply or learn about the specific criteria for each award, visit our webpage at https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/awards.html

Send in nominations for the 2017 Seaman A. Knapp Lecture

Each year the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) joins with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to sponsor a lecture presented at the APLU Annual Meeting. The lecture honors one of the three most important historical figures of the Land-Grant University System, William Henry Hatch for research, Seaman A. Knapp for extension, and Justin Smith Morrill for whom the Morrill Act, which created the Land-Grant University System, is named.

NIFA and APLU are seeking nominations to honor Seaman A. Knapp, the father of the Cooperative Extension concept. In 1906, Knapp initiated the county-agent plan. To promote the plan, he organized boys’ cotton and corn growing clubs and in 1910, a girls’ corn and poultry club. These organizations were the forerunners of the modern 4-H clubs. In today’s rapidly changing world, Cooperative Extension has evolved to meet the shifting local, national, and global needs of the people it serves. Continue reading