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This is the workshop agenda with details on both plenary and small group sessions. Some details are subject to change.

Joint Meeting of the 
American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE
and the
24th Annual Virginia Pesticide Safety Educators Workshop
- Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA -



SEPT 6 - Tuesday - AAPSE Registration - hotel lobby 3:00 to 9:00pm



SEPT 7 - Wednesday - AAPSE Field Tour (AAPSE members)

Hosted by AAPSE* (registration cost - current AAPSE membership ($50))
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
8:00 am Board tour buses opposite end of hotel from lobby
9:00 am Arrive Blacksburg - tour of Virginia Tech campus Virginia Tech campus
9:30 am
Arrive Virginia Tech's University Farm
  • UAV/UAS demonstration – Dr. Kevin Kochersberger, Director, Unmanned Systems Lab, Virginia Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UAV/UAS use in Extension/Research/Teaching – Dr. John McGee, Associate Professor/Geospatial Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
Kentland Plantation, Drone Strip
Whitethorne, VA
11:30 am Lunch (catered by Hethwood Express, Blacksburg, VA New River Junction, McCoy, VA
1:00 pm Board buses for Summit Helicopter, Salem, VA
2:00 pm Tour of Summit Helicopters - Jeff Ponds, Chief Pilot & Rick Chase, maintenance director and field support coordinator. Salem, VA
3:15 pm Leave Summit for hotel
4:00 pm Tour & Social
(See Below for Details)
Taubman Art Museum

 

SEPT 7 - Wednesday - Virginia PSE Workshop - VCE/VDACS

Time Description Speakers Location
8:00 am Category 10 Exam Prep (must read the Demonstration & Research manual prior to attending this session)
Rachel Parson  & Pat Hipkins (VTPP)
(exams will be given tomorrow afternoon - see schedule)
Wilson
10:00 am New Agent Orientation
Vickie Rengers, (VDACS-OPS), Pat Hipkins, Rachel Parson (VTPP), Melanie Barrow (VCE-Henry), Kevin Camm (VCE-Lynchburg), Cynthia Gregg (VCE-Brunswick) Wilson
11:00 am Registration, Recertification Roster Sign-In, and Handout Materials
Shanan Sessor, Stephanie Blevins, Holly Gatton (VTPP) Washington Foyer
12:30 pm Opening Remarks, PSE Program Status, VCE Action Plans (IPM, PSE, 4-H Entomology)
Liza Fleeson Trossbach (VDACS/OPS) & John Thompson (VCE/Fluvanna)
Washington Lecture Hall
1:15 pm Legal Issues & Training Program Procedures Update Vickie Rengers & Pat Hipkins
Washington Lecture Hall
2:00 pm Pollinator Management Plan Liza Fleeson Trossbach Washington Lecture Hall
2:30 pm BREAK
Refreshments in Foyer Area
Washington Lecture Hall


Small Group Sessions

Time Washington Monroe Harrison/Tyler Wilson
2:45 pm Incorporating Pollinator Protection Priorities into your Programs?

Virginia Tech Apiculture Program Update
Tim McCoy

State Pollinator Protection Plan Details
Liza Fleeson Trossbach & Keith Tignor

Solitary Bees
Tim McCoy (VTPP)
                                                  
Public Targeted Information Campaigns

GPPSE/4-H Youth Entomology
Tim McCoy (VTPP)
Holly Gatton
Stephanie Blevins

VCE Agricultural Literacy Program
Andy Overbay
Invasives
Eric Day (ENTO)
Jim Parkhurst (FWC)
- Hands-on Training -

Field Crop Weed ID Contest
Charles Cahoon
&
Michael Fleesner

Virginia Tech PPWS
3:45 pm Incorporating Pollinator Protection Priorities into your Programs?

Virginia Tech Apiculture Program Update
Tim McCoy

State Pollinator Protection Plan Details
Liza Fleeson Trossbach & Keith Tignor

Solitary Bees
Tim McCoy (VTPP)
Public Targeted Information Campaigns

GPPSE/4-H Youth Entomology
Tim McCoy (VTPP)
Holly Gatton
Stephanie Blevins

VCE Agricultural Literacy Program
Andy Overbay
Invasives
Eric Day
Jim Parkhurst
- Hands-on Training -

Field Crop Weed ID Contest
Charles Cahoon
&
Michael Fleesner

Virginia Tech PPWS
 

SEPT 7 - Wednesday - evening - AAPSE/PSEW - both groups

Time Description Speakers Location
5:15 pm Social
Hotel Roanoke Shenandoah Room
5:30  pm Welcome VCE Director, Edwin Jones Shenandoah Room
7:00 pm Dinner
on your own Downtown Roanoke
 


SEPT 8 - Thursday - morning - joint AAPSE/PSEW Workshops

Time Description Speakers Location
7:00 am Continental Breakfast &
AAPSE Registration
 Assorted Items; refreshments
Washington Foyer
8:00 am Welcome Don Renchie - President, AAPSE
Mike Weaver - Immediate Past Pres. - AAPSE
Washington
8:15 am
Public Health Issues & Pesticide Safety Mini-Workshop
  • arboviruses - mosquitoes
  • bed bugs
  • tick-borne disease
  • future threats
  • control & pesticide safety
Panel:
Washington
9:15 am Break Break Washington Foyer
9:30 am Public Health Issues Mini-Workshop
  • (continued)
Washington
10:30  am
Worker Protection Standard Mini-Workshop
  • Applicator exclusion zones
  • Compliance/education issues
  • Implementation/enforcement concerns
  • Training media
Panel:
Washington
11:30 am Awards Luncheon - Welcome Shenandoah Room
12:00 pm Awards Luncheon - Agent Awards Shenandoah Room

 

Demonstration & Research/Core Exams

Time Description Location
1:30 to 3:30 pm Please see Rachel Parson at registration to take the exam(s). You are encouraged to attend the review session at 8:00 am on Sept. 7 - offered by Pat Hipkins/Rachel Parson. You must read the appropriate manuals to be ready for these exams. You must also file a formal commercial applicator certification application with VDACS and come to the exam with a reply letter authorizing you to take the exam(s). You will not be permitted to take the exam(s) without doing so. Buck Mountain Room

 

Exhibits - All Day

Time

Description

Location

All Day
  •  VCE Training Manuals
  • Training Non-Certified Applicators             
  • VDACS-OPS 
  • Miscellaneous Program Support Items
  • Entomology Youth/4-H Programs 
  • VTPP Online Courses 
  • Bed Bug & Urban Pest Information Center
  • AAPSE member exhibits                                                              

Washington Foyer & Hallways

 

SEPT 8 - Thursday afternoon - AAPSE Workshop

Hosted by AAPSE* (registration  - $50 or current AAPSE membership)
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
1:00 pm Opening Remarks & a "Play List"
Don Renchie, AAPSE President
Washington
1:30 pm Top Ten Issues on Comments on the Proposed Certification Rule
Nancy Fitz, USEPA
Washington
2:15 pm
break 
Washington Foyer
2:30 pm WPS Mini-Workshop Part II

PERC (Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative)

Kaci Agle-Buhl

University Research, Farm Facilities, and Compliance
Ples Spradley & Andrew Thostenson
Washington
3:30 pm Material Development

Competition - Lightning Talks -
Becky Maguire

Team Work - PSEP and SLAs working together
Dean Herzfeld & Clarissa Kent

Electronic Manuals - Good, Bad, Millennials - What do e-manuals mean for PSEPs?
Clyde Ogg
Washington
4:30
pm
PSEP IMI Center Concept
Don Renchie & Dean Herzfeld
Washington
5:30
pm
AAPSE Awards Dinner & 25th Anniversary Celebration Shenandoah


 Sept 9 - Friday - AAPSE Business Meeting - 8:00 am to 11:00 am
- Washington Room - Hotel Roanoke

 
Time Activity Location
8:00 am
AAPSE Business Meeting (Board)
AAPSE General Business Meeting

Washington
11:00 am Adjourn Washington

AAPSE Executive Committee


AAPSE Board

Files
Document Actions

Program Sponsors


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VPSEW Organizing Committee
  • John Allison (VCE-Charles City)
  • Chris Bergh (VCE-Alson Smith AREC)
  • Stephanie Blevins (VCE- VTPP)
  • Kirsten Buhls (VCE-Arlington)
  • Elizabeth Bush (VCE-PPWS)
  • Kevin Camm (VCE-Lynchburg)
  • Liza Fleeson (VDACS-OPS)
  • Holly Gatton (VCE-VTPP)

  • Cynthia Gregg (VCE-Brunswick)

  • Bobby Grisso (VCE-Administration)
  • Pat Hipkins (VCE-VTPP)
  • Watson Lawrence (VCE-Chesapeake)
  • Becky Maguire (Washington State University)
  • Charles Magolda (VDACS-OPS)
  • Tim McCoy (VCE-VTPP)
  • David Moore (VCE-Middlesex)
  • Andy Overbay (VCE-Smyth)
  • Rachel Parson (VCE-VTPP)
  • Vickie Rengers (VDACS-OPS)
  • Jeffrey Rogers (VDACS-OPS)
  • Shanan Sessor (VCE-VTPP)
  • Cathy Sutphin (VCE-Administration)
  • Stuart Sutphin (VCE-Danville)
  • Susan Terwilliger (VCE-VTPP)
  • John Thompson (VCE-Fluvanna)
  • Mike Weaver (VCE-VTPP)
  • Cynthia Wyskiewicz (VCE-Portsmouth)
  • Whitney Weaver (VCE-VTPP)
 
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