Progress 09/01/12 to 08/31/13
Target Audience: Wedeveloped and coordinated initial and re-certification education programs or hands on activities to train pesticide applicators. These offerings were posted on our web site, MDARD web site and in newsletters and trade magazines, and sent by post card where targeted populations were identified. Changes/Problems:
What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? We offered 52 training programs with attendance of1562 trainees who could obtain a totoal of 216 recertification credits. Fees from the programs generated $26,200 for the program, much more than this very small grant. How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest? We submitQuarterly adn final reports of accomplishments to theMichigan Department of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentPesticide Advisory Committee, the Michigan Agri-Business Association Pesticide Committee,EPA Region 5 and our administrative bosses. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?
What was accomplished under these goals?
Weupdated our web site to deliver pesticide safety information and posted training programs. We conducted a turf exam item analysis and provided MDARD a list of 45 questions that need to be reviewed for discrimination and difficulty.