October 2018
Co-op Matters

Responsible Ag

Teams Gather for Training
in Selma

Applicators with AFC and AGRI-AFC gathered in Selma, AL, for a full day of training. Tim Wood loaned his site at Central Co-op on Aug. 9 with assistance from Bill Morton with Atlantic & Southern Equipment and Russell Gibbs, AGRI-AFC.

In-field training included equipment demonstrations and pan testing. John Thrup, Highway Equipment Company and Joe Dimier, AGCO, lent their time for the field demistrations. Students were able to ask questions and review new equipment provided by Central Agronomy.

Vic Lenkaitis from Nationwide’s Agribusiness Division reviewed regulations, safety concerns and consumer well-being. Items covered included drift, contamination, PPE and documentation. Group activities showed the teams how different areas of the state are affected in diverse ways.

Thank you to all students and instructors that were able to participate. The attendance will help to ensure we can offer the best for our consumers.


Agri-AFC’s Roger Waller Presents at National Agriculture Environmental Health and Safety School

Roger Waller, with AGRI-AFC, spoke at the National Agriculture Environmental Health and Safety School in Bloomington, IL. He presented on Pesticide Repackaging: Lessons We’ve Learned, on Aug. 21, 2018. Attendants included people across the country in all fields of agriculture. Sessions for the school included topics from cybersecurity, Department of Transportation Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Worker Protection Standard.