On Jan. 29, 2019, Pest Management Professional Magazine Hall of Famer Dr. Jerome Goddard will serve as the keynote speaker of the 2019 Pest Control Technician’s School for the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA). The presentation by Dr. Goddard, who also created and writes monthly “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson” for PMP, is titled “What does the Future of Pest Control Look Like?”
Dr. Goddard is an extension professor of entomology at Mississippi State University, where he studies public health entomology, medical entomology, vector-borne diseases and the management and control of insects that can harm humans and animals. He received a doctoral degree from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jerome Goddard to our 2019 PCT School as the keynote speaker. Jerome’s research and knowledge of entomology will kick off an exciting conference,” says Bruce Roberts, incoming NCPMA president. “The 2019 PCT School will include an unprecedented lineup of speakers, sessions and programs designed to create the best experience for our attendees.”
Now in its 69th year, the NCPMA PCT School will take place Jan. 27-31, 2019, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C. In 2018, it attracted nearly 1,000 pest management technicians from across the state, making it one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the country.
Event registration is now open.