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Planning for the Future Takes Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity
Agenda
Sunday, August 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration - 3rd Floor Atrium
   
Monday, August 3
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Tour 1 - Pest Control in Turf, Structures, and Zoos - Meet in Hotel Lobby
Tour 2 - Pest Control in Grapes, Mushroom Houses, and Ornamental Gardens - Meet in Hotel Lobby
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration - 3rd Floor Atrium
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Orientation for New Certification and Training Staff - Come with questions! (Anyone is welcome.)
   Kevin Keaney, EPA Chief, Certification and Worker Protection Branch
   Jack Peterson, CTAG Co-Chair, Arizona Department of Agriculture
   Mike Weaver, AAPSE President, Virginia Tech
   Carol Black, Project Manager, NASDA Research Foundation

6:00 pm

Exhibits, Posters, and Displays Set-up

Tuesday, August 4
6:30 am - 8:15 am Registration - 3rd Floor Atrium
7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast included with conference registration
8:30 am - 9:10 am Welcome to PACT 2015
  Kevin Keaney, EPA, Chief, Certification and Worker Protection Branch
  Fred Strathmeyer
, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  Richard Roush, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
 
9:10 am - 9:40 am GMOs in Agriculture
  Richard Roush, The Pennsylvania State University, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences
9:40 am - 10:00 am PACT 2015 Vision: Planning for the Future Takes Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity
  Andrew Thostenson, North Dakota State University
10:00 am - 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am - 11:10 am 1. EPA Update: Worker Protection Standard Regulations, Certification and Training Regulations, and Pollinator Health
 Jack Housenger, Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
11:10 am - 11:20 am Housekeeping Items - Symphony Room
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch included with conference registration
Exhibitor Introductions
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm 2. Online Curriculum Development for Pesticide Applicators: Integrating Text, Video, Fact Sheets, and Quizzes into an Engaging Lesson Plan
  Jason Deveau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm 3. The Goal of Pesticide Applicator Certification: Establishing Acceptable Competencies
  Carol Black, Washington State University
  Linda Johns, Montana Department of Agriculture
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 4. States' Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) and Proposed Pesticide Labeling Restrictions
  Tom Moriarty, EPA
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm 5. Tools for Training: Using Gaming to Educate and Engage Applicators
  Hector Nunez-Contreras, Penn State Pesticide Education Program
  Peg Shuffstall, Chazzbo Media
4:50 pm ADJOURN
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 6. Network and Visit Exhibitors: Showcasing Tools for Engagement and Efficiencies
    See Exhibitor List
 
Wednesday, August 5
7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with conference registration
8:00 am - 8:50 am 7. Business Planning - A Critical Strategy for Programs
  Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota
8:50 am - 9:40 am 8. Initial Certification: A Constructive Conversation with EPA on the Proposed Changes to the Certification Rule (EPA 10 min overview and 40 min discussion)
  Kevin Keaney, Carolyn Schroeder, Richard Pont, and Michelle Arling, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
9:40 am - 10:00 am BREAK
10:00 am - 10:50 am 9A. Training Potluck - Selected Dishes to Share (e.g., new strategies or resources to share)
  Rachel Maccini, University of New Hampshire
  Kim Pope Brown, Louisiana State University
9B. Collecting Recertification Attendance: Experiences with Barcoding and Bubble Sheets
  Renee Woody, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  Valerie Mitchell, South Dakota Department of Agriculture
  Lindsey Moses, Washington State Department of Agriculture
10:50 am - 11:10 am BREAK
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 10A. Evaluating Private Applicator Training
  Tana Haugen-Brown, University of Minnesota
10B. Recertification Approval for Online Delivery: Traditional, Webinar, Google Hangout, etc. (Synchronous/asynchronous and proctored/non-proctored)
  Laurie Gordon, Oregon Department of Agriculture
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Recognition Luncheon
Included with conference registration
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm 11A. Take Home Presentation: Effectively Cleaning Sprayer Tanks of Residues
  Fred Whitford, Purdue University
  Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas
  Thia Walker, Colorado State University

11B. Certification Potluck - Selected Dishes to Share (e.g., new strategies or resources to share)
  Laurie Gordon, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  Vickie Rengers, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  Derrick Lastinger, Georgia Department of Agriculture

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm Network and Visit Exhibitors
3:20 pm - 4:10 pm 12. Spanish Issues for Certification and Training Programs
  Brian Verhougstraete, Michigan Department of Agriculture
  Robin Schoen-Nessa, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  Jennifer Weber, Arizona Department of Agriculture
  Becky Maguire, Washington State University
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm 13. Adult Learning: Considerations for Certification Exams and Applicator Training
  Dr. Sandy Bell, UConn Neag School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership
5:00 pm ADJOURN
   
Thursday, August 6
7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast provided with conference registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am 14. Recertification: A Constructive Conversation with EPA on the Proposed Changes to the Certification Rule (EPA 15 min overview and 45 min discussion)
  Kevin Keaney, Carolyn Schroeder, Richard Pont, and Michelle Arling, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
9:00 am - 9:50 am 15. Facilitating and Managing Online Recertification for State Lead Agency Approval and Reporting (e.g., gaining approval from multiple states each year for new course numbers, dealing with wrong license numbers, forgotten passwords, when to report, how to report, and how often to report)
  Wendy Sue Wheeler, Washington State University
  Perry Cervantes, Texas Department of Agriculture
  Laurie Gordon, Oregon Department of Agriculture
10:00 am - 10:10 am BREAK
10:10 am - 11:00 am 16A. Sticky Note Discussions 16B. Sticky Note Discussions
11:00 am - 11:20 am BREAK
11:20 am - 12:15 pm 17. Supervision Standards: A Constructive Conversation with EPA on Proposed Changes to the Certification Rule (EPA 15 min overview and 45 min discussion)
  Kevin Keaney, Carolyn Schroeder, Richard Pont, and Michelle Arling, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon provided with conference registration
1:00 pm WORKSHOP ADJOURNS
   
Other Organizations' Meetings Held in Conjunction with PACT 2015
Sunday, August 2
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AAPSE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AAPSE General Business Meeting
   
Thursday, August 6  
7:00 am - 7:45 am North Central Region AAPSE Business Meeting
7:00 am - 7:45 am Northeast Region AAPSE Business Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm PACT Planning Committee De-Brief Discussion Session
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Closed Session for Goal 1 States - Facilitators: Ronda Hirnyck and Linda Johns.
NOTE: This is a closed session - no other state partners, EPA or Industry are invited to attend.