RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will be the keynote speaker of the 2021 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA). The event will be held virtually between Jan. 25-28, 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Troxler has served as Agriculture Commissioner since 2005 and has focused on developing new markets for N.C. farm products, preserving working farms and protecting the state’s food supply. He grew up in Browns Summit, N.C. and is the founder, owner and operator of Troxler Farms. He is a past president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and is former chairman of NASDA’s Food Regulation and Nutrition Committee.
“We are honored to have Commissioner Troxler serve as our keynote speaker for this unprecedented PCT School and are looking forward to hearing his views on the current state of our industry and agriculture in North Carolina,” said John Adkins, NCPMA President and Chair of the PCT School Committee. “This year’s PCT School may look different than years past, but we are looking forward to continuing our more than 70-year history of bringing the best training and speakers to North Carolina’s pest management professionals.”
Registration for the 2021 PCT School is now open on the association’s website. The 2021 PCT School will be held virtually and will feature sessions with nationally recognized speakers designed to provide continuing education credits for pest management professionals. A full schedule of sessions is available at the NCPMA website.