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Action Hosts 2011 Food & Grain Pest Management Seminar

June 14, 2011

This seminar is designed for sanitarians, quality control personnel, fumigation specialists, pest management professionals and granary and grain industries. This seminar will be limited to 120 people so that ample time can be allotted to individual questions.

Recertification Credits

IN: 7A (6 hours), 7D (5 hours), RT (4 hours)

IL: 6 Recertification hours

KY: 2 General Hours, 7A (1 hour), 7B (2 hours), 7C (1 hour)

Be sure to bring pen and paper for note taking and license numbers for certification credit.

Seminar Location

This year’s seminar will be held at the Ivy Tech Southwest Campus in the Vectren Auditorium. Ivy Tech is located at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana. The best route to campus is to travel US Highway 41 into Evansville from either north or south and then exit west onto Diamond Avenue. Turn Right in First Avenue and follow to Colonial Ave. The Vectren Auditorium can be accessed through Entrance C on the north end of Ivy Tech.

Seminar Agenda

August 9, 2011

7:30-8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:05 Welcome & Orientation

Kevin Pass

8:05-9:05 GFSI, Third Party Audits and Pest Management Operations

Marsha Robbins

9:05- 9:15 Break

9:15-10:15 Corrective Action/ Preventive Action Procedures

Marsha Robbins

10:15-10:25 Break

10:25-11:25 Effective Bird Management

Rich Martin

11:25-12:25 Buffet Luncheon

12:25-1:25 The Penetrators: Fogging to Fumigation

Ed Hosoda

1:25-1:35 Break

1:35-2:35 Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Control

Ed Hosoda

2:35- 2:45 Break

2:45- 3:45 Human-Vectored Pests and Their Management

Scott Robbins, A.C.E.

3:45- 4:00 CCH/CEU Credits


Marsha Robbins, Food Protection Consultant


Since 1983, Ms. Robbins has performed as a global food protection consultant, specializing in preventing and problem-solving, auditor training and assessment as well as designing, customization, implementation and maintenance of HACCP and general food protection programs. Marsha has a Post Graduate Certificate in HACCP from Salford University- Manchester, England and completed BRC, SQF, Global Gap and the IFS Standard Course.

Rich Martin, Training Manager


With prior experience in the turf and bird management arenas with Chemlawn and later Rentokil spanning the past three decades, Mr. Martin has worked with Bird-B-Gone since 2002. Rich serves as Training Manager, providing sales, product selection and other customer support for new and existing Bird-B-Gone clients.

Ed Hosoda, President

Cardinal Professional Products

Ed Hosoda is a 1977 graduate of the University of California, Davis and has over 30 years experience in Fumigation and General Pest Control. A popular speaker, Ed is President of Cardinal Professional Products, a fumigation and pest control product distributor, based in Woodland, California.

Scott Robbins, A.C.E., Technical Director

Action Pest Control

With thirteen years in the pest management industry, Scott oversees technician training, quality assurance and evaluating emerging pest management technologies for Action Pest Control. He serves as Director at Large for the Indiana Pest Management Association and is a contributor to Pest Control Technology and Pest Management Professional magazines.


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