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Community IPM Project Manager

New manager position available with an independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Primary responsibilities will be providing leadership for and oversight of the organization’s community IPM programs, actively engaging the broader IPM community and building and maintaining strong relationships with both federal and private funders. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the field of IPM with an understanding of issues related to structural and landscape IPM. Continue reading

School IPM News: IPM Symposium and Stop School Pests

Join us in March 2018 at the 9th International IPM Symposium in Baltimore for our School IPM Meet and Greet on March 20th at 5pm! This event is for anyone attending the Symposium who is interested in IPM in schools and wants to network with other school IPM professionals or learn about current issues and new resources. For more information or if you wish to attend this event please email us! Continue reading

Why We Should All Support IPM in Schools as a Top Priority for our Nation

By Dr. Thomas Green, IPM Institute

From the Connection, North Central IPM Center

This fall, 50.4 million students and six million staff returned to more than 100,000 schools in 13,500 districts across the US. Unfortunately, only 15-20% of those districts have key indicators of effective IPM programs (Green and Gouge 2015). Continue reading

Office Manager, IPM Institute

Full-time (30 hours) office manager position available with an independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices. Continue reading

Sustainable Agriculture Analyst, Sustainable Food Group

Full-time analyst position available with an independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices and performance metrics. Responsibilities include contributing to quality assurance efforts for sustainability programs for farmers, food companies and supply chains.

The individual in this position will work with the project team, scientists, farmers, packer/shippers and processors on verification of information provided by program participants including quality assurance of desk and site audits and other verification responsibilities. The individual will also support standards research, development and implementation, and contribute content expertise to other projects. Continue reading

Outreach Coordinator, Partnership for Ag Resource Management

New outreach coordinator position available with an independent non-profit organization working to improve agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM), nutrient management and other best practices. Primary responsibilities include leading outreach and co-coordinating the Partnership for Ag Resource Management project, www.partnershipfarm.org, to improve water quality and soil health in the Great Lakes Basin. The outreach coordinator will work to build and maintain strong relationships with both public and private partners, including ag retailers.

The ideal candidate will be persistent and outgoing and have experience in agriculture and/or environmental stewardship. Continue reading

Spring ISD earns recertification for integrated pest management practices

By: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Spring Independent School District has once again earned IPM Star certification for its sustainable pest management practices.

The school district was given an intense inspection of its sustainable pest control practices by experienced integrated pest management professionals, said Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school integrated pest management specialist who served as one of the evaluators. Continue reading