2020 Annual TVMA Meeting has been canceled due to covid
In its place we are having a TVMA Virtual Meeting.
Earn (4) CEU credits by joining us on a Microsoft Teams Virtual Event.
See below for topics, speakers, and their bios. Register for the Virtual Event below:
Date And Time
Tues, September 29, 2020
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
TVMA 2020 Bio’s and Presentations
Dr. Darrell Hensley. Extension Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
Darrell Hensley is originally from Memphis, TN. and attended Memphis State University (now known as University of Memphis), and transferred to University of Tennessee at Martin and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Science. After obtaining his degree, He was offered a job in Jackson, TN at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center and worked there for approximately 3 years. His responsibilities in Jackson included disease control in soybean, cotton, corn, wheat, grain sorghum and several types of vegetable production areas. He left Jackson to pursue a Master of Science degree in Entomology and Plant Pathology working with biological control. After completing his MS degree, he was offered a job in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology as an Extension Assistant. He was assigned work in the areas of organic pest management, burley tobacco disease control, National Pesticide Impact Assessment as well as assisting with area master gardener programs. He also assisted Dr. Gene Burgess with the Pesticide Safety Education Program. During this time, he also spent time completing the requirements for a PhD in Plant Sciences working with Biofumigation researching the effectiveness of byproducts of brassicas on controlling root knot nematodes and the pathogen which causes black shank in tobacco. In 2011, he was given the responsibility of overseeing the Pesticide Safety Education Program and working with other programs in the areas of integrated pest management (IPM).
Areas of expertise: Pesticides, Pesticide safety, General plant pathology, Burley tobacco disease control, Drone technologies, and Distance diagnostics.
Presentation: Pesticide Safety and the following areas will be covered: Pesticide Safety, Pesticide Labels, Signal words, Precautionary statements, PPE, Formulations, Pesticide classification, HRAC, The Glyphosate issue and CoVid-19.
Randy Denhart – Regional Account Manager, Bayer Crop Science VM Eastern Sales. He currently services the territories of TN., KY., IN., MI., OH., IL., WI. Specialize training for proper use and handling of herbicides in rights of way and 22 yrs. Vegetation Management Herbicide Experience. He received his B.S. from B.S Purdue University.
His interest is his Wife Jackie, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys working with 4-H youth livestock projects, raise show pigs and attending sporting events
Presentation – Utility & Roadside Rights Of Way – “Why is Site (Mode) of Action is Important for Herbicide Stewardship?” Understanding that the application site is critical to the environment and for choosing the correct herbicide site of action to enhance vegetation control and detour herbicide resistance. Understanding the label for each herbicide used to control unwanted vegetation is part of the site action evaluation and understanding all of the options that are available to achieve your long-term goals.
Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University Extension Specialist
Frederick “Fred” Whitford, Clinical Engagement Professor, Botany and Plant Pathology and Director of Purdue Pesticide Programs. Fred received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from Louisiana Tech. He has expertise in pesticide safety education, pesticide registration, regulations, insurance, and environmental and safety audits. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in entomology from Iowa State University. He has served as the Coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program since 1991. Fred is the author of The Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: A Biography of William Carroll Latta, The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith, and For The Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture, Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents, Scattering the Seeds of Knowledge: The Words and Works of Indiana’s Pioneer County Extension Agents as well as two other books on pesticide management. He has authored more than 300 publications and become a popular speaker with more than 5,500 presentations given throughout Indiana and the United States. In recognition of his significant contributions to Extension outreach efforts, he has received numerous awards, including the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana, the Outstanding Extension Faculty/Specialist Award from Purdue Extension, and an Excellence in Extension Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In addition, Fred was recently named an Honorary Master Farmer by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue University College of Agriculture.
Presentation – Deterrents to Protecting Trailers and Pesticides from Theft
Equipment and supplies such as trailers, pesticides, application equipment, hand tools, mowers, bulldozers, backhoes, skid steers, sprayers, off-road bikes, boats, and 4-wheelers are easily sold on the black market. You might ask yourself why such equipment is so enticing to thieves, but the reason is rather simple, most of these types of stolen items can never be traced back to the original owner. However, you potentially may be held liable if pesticides are stolen from your trailer and misused, leading to human health risk or environmental contamination. Learn what tactics that will better protect a trailer and its pesticides from falling into the wrong hands.
Steve Barlow – Certified Wildlife Biologist and the Director of Energy Partnerships at the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)
Steve holds an MS degree from the University of Florida and has worked for multiple state and federal agencies in his career.
Presentation – Rights of Way Habitat Endorsement. This informative webinar will outline the National Wild Turkey Federation’s new Rights of Way Habitat Endorsement Program. To include why the program is so important to the NWTF, benefits to utilities, ecological importance on the landscape, techniques for enhancing habitat and operational economic benefits. Partnership opportunities with other NWTF Energy for Wildlife partners will also be shared.