Extension Program Specialist – School IPM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Entomology
Coordinator-Alabama Fire Ant Management Program/Pesticide Safety Program
Auburn University, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Assistant in Extension
University of Arizona
Assistant Extension Scientist
University of Florida
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
From Team Leader Janet Hurley:
What is the change you are designing to achieve?
Goal: Increased food safety in schools through IPM
How will you measure that change?
Food hygiene reports
Follow up question: What are positive changes brought about as a result of our materials
What is the innovative component or strategy you will implement as a result of the design-a-thon?
Integrate our strategy with other partners affiliated with school
Output: designing infographics
How did the design-a-thon help you?
Our group learned new techniques, new resources and we have hope and expectations to work outside our normal audiences. As Specialists our topic is so narrow that we typically work directly with the public but this meeting has given us the motivation and connections to work with co-workers and other partners 1) Farm-to-school, 2)National School Garden Network and 3)National Ag in the Classroom: https://www.agclassroom.org/
The focus of our project is to work with other food system groups to help us refine, develop and distribute information about pest management in a variety of settings. At the same time, our group is seeking assistance with updating information in a 21st Century platform like infographics, social media messaging and impact statement writing not just for our Agencies, but also to help spread the word about IPM in all settings. Our ultimate goal is to build new relationships with Extension personnel whom may not be aware of the expertise we can offer to everyday pest problems.
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