Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, 2002, Volume 4, Pages 22-36.
The Southern Region Pesticide Safety Education Center: A Regional Approach to Training-the-Trainer
Wayne Buhler, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert McRackan, Extension Assistant, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, e-mail: email@example.com
Michael Weaver, Professor and Director, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0409, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Brennan, Associate Dean and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, e-mail: email@example.com
Robert G. Bellinger, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southern Region Pesticide Safety Education Center was created in 2001 as a “train-the-trainer” program for Cooperative Extension Service agents and state pesticide inspectors from the thirteen-state Southern Region of the United States Department of Agriculture. The goal of the center was to equip Extension agents and state pesticide inspectors with the knowledge and resources necessary for more effective and credible pesticide safety education and regulation. This paper describes the initial program offering of the Center: an on-line (Internet) tutorial and a three-day workshop emphasizing hands-on methods for teaching proper pesticide handling.
Keywords: pesticide, safety, education, center, training, professional, development