To research public issues relating to crop production and to work together to improve the crop life cycle via health, safety and public education.
New face at the REI Committee Liz Hobart, GROWARK, INC. and Diane Orf, CropLife Ambassador Program Manager pictured at the November Committee Meetings. Jay Morris, Morris Bixby Group, and Rick Welder from CropLife Media Group, pictured are new members on the Industry Communication Committee.
The MACA 2014 Annual Meeting will be held September 2-4, 2014 at The Alexander, downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The speakers schedule, registration and additional details will be announced in June and posted on this website.
Young Leader Scholarship Program has been added to the Education Page. Introduced in 2013, the program is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from the financial compensation and exposure to and networking with MACA members. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities. Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture. Candidates must be enrolled at one of the 13 Land-Grant Universities in the MACA region and have secured a summer internship within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry. Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the MACA Annual Meeting to speak about their internship experience, attend the programs and participate in reception/networking with MACA members.
Click here for a list of the recipients and their plans.
View the photo of the 2013 recipients with 2012-2013 MACA President Jason Paris.
The 2013 Annual Meeting speaker presentations are available on the Members Only page. Picture: Todd Goll, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago, shared “What’s Happening in China?”
Congratulations to Bruce Potter, Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for being awarded the 2013 MACA Educator of the Year Award at this year’s annual meeting. Picture: 2012-2013 MACA President Jason Paris presenting Bruce Potter the award first presented in 1978 to an individual who has demonstrated significant contributions to American agriculture, especially in the MACA region. Potter’s current research and University of Minnesota’s Extension at the Southwest Minnesota Experiment Station work focuses on the management of insects, nematodes, and plant disease; particularly the interactions between crop production systems, crop growth and crop pest populations.
The DOT HAZMAT Training videos were updated by the MACA Distribution & Environment committee. The updated safety program may be used for the Department of Transportation (DOT) General Awareness-Function Specific training. It is specific to hazmat chemicals used in the agricultural arena.
The copyrighted videos focus on four areas. (Demos available below):
- Hazardous Materials General Awareness (25 minutes)
- Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers (12 minutes)
- Hazardous Materials Loading, Blocking, Bracing (10 minutes)
- Hazardous Materials Emergency (16 minutes)
Kit includes a CD with “How to Conduct HAZMAT Training” with sample certificates and wallet cards.
Members Access – Members Only section to view full length videos.
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