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SOUTHEAST PEST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
s the Southeast Pest Management Conference marked its 20th anniversary, FPMA was there for it all. The annual
event took place May 3-6, 2015 at the Physics Building on the University of Florida campus. This year's theme was
"20/20 Perfect Vision" and served as a retrospective of the conference as well as the key players of UF's Entomology
FPMA has been a part of SEPMC for several years. Continuing with tradition, attendees enjoyed an evening of fellowship
and food with the Sapp-Walkup Tailgate. The steak dinner cookout also included Dow AgroSciences' famous serving of
fish and chili. The Florida Pest Management Foundation also presented five $500 scholarships to UF Entomology students
Casey Parker, Michael Bentley, Brittany Campbell (Delong), Kristen Donovan and Mason Russo.
The conference featured all-day educational sessions in the areas of General Household Pests (Monday); Termites
and other Wood Destroying Organisms (Tuesday) and Fumigation (Wednesday). There was also a two-day Canine Pest
Detection Symposium and ACE Training and Exam.
D. R. Sapp tends to the steaks at the
highly-anticipated, popular Sapp-Walkup
Tailgate, sponsored by Syngenta.
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Scholarship recipients were Heather Erskine
and Brittany Campbell. For the past 10 years,
Jon Simkins (center), and his wife, Jessica,
have donated two $500 scholarships.
Simskins, a UF alum, said the scholarship
was set up to thank Dr. Phil Koehler and the
university system for supporting him and his
wife throughout their business career.
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John Cooksey (third from left) with the
Florida Pest Management Foundation
Scholarship winners, Mike Bentley, Casey
Parker, Mason Russo, Kristen Donovan and
Brittany Campbell. Each received $500.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pest Perspectives - July/August 2015
presidential perspective Growing Stronger with Partnerships
FPMA at 20th Annual Southeast Pest Management Conference
FPMA in the 21st Century
Pyranha and Auto Mist Champion Automated Mosquito Control
marketing matters How to Create a Positive Online Presence for Your Business
FPMA Leadership Program Takes a Pause, Returning in 2017
capitol concerns Winners and Losers of the 2015 Regular Session
operational excellence Remissed Connections: The Importance of Traditional Follow Up in a Non-Traditional Business World
Pest Perspectives - July/August 2015