Spotlight on North Central Field Crop Extension Entomologists: Extension field crop entomologists in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Central Region were looking for a platform for networking and sharing knowledge when they formed a working group in 2007 and were funded by a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) a year later. Funding for Field Crop Extension Entomologists had declined greatly over the previous decade, and many states had only one faculty member covering these large acreage crops in a state.

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Visit our Grants Program webpage to learn about the North Central IPM Center’s grants program and other IPM-related funding opportunities.