St. Louis, MO – The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) held its 12th annual conference in Boise, Idaho in February 2012 and continued its tradition of presenting stewardship awards for outstanding contributions and programs. Three awards were presented:
Outstanding Member: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture. Peterson has worked to make the conference better, is always willing to do what it takes to help TPSA and his vision has helped to shape the future of the organization.
Roger Springman presenting award to Jack Peterson.
Program Innovation: Minnesota Pesticide Disposal Electronic Registration System and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. This program developed a forward-thinking use of technology to improve efficiency, data management, and data accuracy thereby making possible improved state-county collaboration, waste pesticide analysis, and educational targeting. Stan Kaminski represented the program in accepting the award.
Roger Springman presenting award to program representative Stan Kaminski.
President’s Award: Cam Davreux, CropLife Canada. Davreux was recognized for his lifetime achievement in the areas of container recycling, pesticide waste management, and pesticide warehousing which have served as a model for Canada and the world. This work has inspired implementation of life cycle stewardship principles throughout agriculture, and now at the farm level through CleanFARMS, Canada.
Roger Springman, Cary Hamilton, TPSA President, Ed Cranson, TPSA Board Chairman, and award winner Cam Davreux.
TPSA is a true alliance composed of many pesticide stewardship groups such as container management companies, hazardous waste companies, agri-chemical registrants, state governments, universities, and plastic processors. TPSA meets once per year at its annual conference set for February 5-7, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.