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The New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program seeks nominations for its annual "Excellence in IPM Awards" for the year 2014.

Criteria

Candidates for Excellence in IPM Awards should be individuals or organizations in New York State whose work in IPM deserves special recognition. They might be awarded for

Previous IPM award winners have worked with the NYS IPM Program, commodity groups, private organizations, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and in other settings to help develop and promote the use of IPM. We seek nominations for people in agricultural IPM (fruit, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops) and community IPM (schools, homes, landscapes, turf, and municipalities). New Yorkers involved in communicating about IPM through the media are also eligible.

Additional information about the NYS IPM Program can be found at this website.

For more details about previous award winners, please see Excellence in IPM Awards.

What to Submit

To nominate an individual or an organization, you must meet one of these criteria or co-nominate with someone who does:

  1. be an employee of Cornell University or Cornell Cooperative Extension;
  2. serve on a NYS IPM Program committee.

No self-nominations will be accepted. Re-nominations of people suggested in other years are welcome if the material is updated.

Please submit a hard-copy letter with the following information (no longer than two pages):

Please attach:

Where to Submit

Address letters to Dr. Jennifer Grant, Director, NYS IPM Program

Submit hardcopy nominations by mail to:

Janet Garlick, Administrator

NYS IPM Program

630 W. North Street

Geneva, NY 14456

Deadline

Nominations must be received at the IPM Program office on or before October 16, 2014. Email submissions will not be accepted.

Determination of Award Winners

The NYS IPM Program staff work with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the IPM Operating Committee to select Excellence in IPM Award winners from the nomination pool.

Presentation of Awards

IPM awards are traditionally presented at a professional meeting or conference, appropriate to the individual's area of expertise. Such events allow award winners to be recognized by their colleagues and friends-people who can greatly appreciate their achievements. Your suggestions on an appropriate venue for presentation are welcomed and greatly appreciated.