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Four Texas school districts receive national IPM certifications

by Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife

More than a decade of work alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in integrated pest management, or IPM, has culminated in national certification of four Texas school districts as “IPM Stars,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school IPM specialist in Dallas.

IPM Star certification from the IPM Institute of North America was awarded in April to Plano, Conroe, East Central and Killeen independent school districts for consistent exemplary marks on the institute’s 37-point evaluation. Continue reading

IPM Institute seeking Coordinator, Sustainable Food Group

Full-time, mid-level position available with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Responsibilities include providing audit and administrative support to several supply chain sustainability programs with food retailers and coordinating the development and implementation of a new sustainability certification for agricultural producers.

The individual in this position will work with project teams, project partners and clients to coordinate program development and verification, which supports growers and businesses around the world as they improve their sustainability performance. Responsibilities include coordinating calls with project partners, ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner, providing consistent and accurate review of information reported by growers and other clients against established program criteria, providing support to growers and clients, scheduling evaluation visits with auditors and producing detailed and accurate reports. Continue reading

Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village

Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village: IPM for a Healthier Home and Community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, Followed by a live Q&A session 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. 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