The First Annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month – February, 2018
The purpose of National Pesticide Safety Education Month is to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide use with many audiences and raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs).
Invited Partners: Any group with an interest in the safe use of pesticides (e.g. PSEPs, county agents, Master Gardeners, other extension educators, government agencies, registrants, formulators, manufacturers of sprayers/nozzles/adjuvants/safety equipment, distributors, dealers, retailers [large format retailers, garden centers, farm supply, family businesses, etc.], pest management companies, commodity groups, crop advisors, farm bureaus, food and feed producers, professional societies, schools, golf courses, animal health groups, environmental protection and conservation groups, recyclers, and allied national/state associations/organizations that promote science and have a vested interest in the safe use of pesticides.)
To use the logo with your February pesticide safety education efforts, download it here.
Events and Venues: At the discretion of the partners. Training sessions, seminars, demos, pamphlets, videos, Q&A sessions, hands-on, etc. Many activities are already conducted in February and can simply be highlighted during National Pesticide Safety Education Month.
Target Audiences: At the discretion of the partners. Private and commercial applicators, growers, farmworkers, technicians, homeowners, apartment dwellers, salespeople, shoppers, students, legislators, and other interested members of the general public.
Publicity: Press releases and other social media highlighting the purpose of National Pesticide Safety Education Month and the importance of the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs.
Website: The website will contain information about National Pesticide Safety Education Month, including official sponsors, events, links, basic principles of safe use, a toolbox of ideas for participants, etc.
Sponsorship: Multiple levels of cash or non-cash contributions to PSEPs for 2018 through Adopt-A-PSEP. Examples of non-cash contributions include, but are not limited to, meeting rooms, food, personal protective equipment or other supplies.