- Enhance public health and the environment through education, outreach, and research which directly benefits pest managers, policy makers, and the public.
- Train and certify 500,000 applicators in agriculture, urban landscapes, parks, structures and buildings, forests, roadside rights of ways, watersheds, public health, and more.
- Reach nearly 2 million other people each year including pesticide educators, farm laborers, backyard gardeners, inner-city and remote rural communities through education and outreach.Publish newsletters, create print, A/V, computer, and Internet education materials; maintain over 40 web sites; and translate materials into many languages.
- Work in land-grant university cooperative extension services and tribal, state, trust, territory, industry, and federal agencies across the nation.
The Benefits of Joining:
- A recognized national voice for those who are concerned with pesticide safety and risk mitigation education, training, and certification.
- A forum to work cooperatively on certification and training needs, strategies, and implementation plans at the state, regional and national levels.
- An opportunity for professional development by collaborating and sharing knowledge and materials with other pesticide safety educators across the nation through in-person meetings and workshops, virtual remote events, and publications.