Laboratory Issues

August 23–26, 2021
Zoom Conference

Samples of pesticide drift being prepared for analysis.



Lab managers, directors, or senior analysts who work under FIFRA Cooperative Agreements. Secondary priority will be given to a select number of laboratory quality assurance directors.


Course Goals

Share knowledge, expertise, pesticide program communication strategies, and best practices to enhance competency and quality for managing a modern pesticide laboratory.


Course Information Topics

  • Communication and coordination with pesticide program and enforcement personnel
  • Leadership learning opportunities for lab managers
  • Emerging analytical issues and hot topics
  • Lab operations and resource issues

Nomination and Participants


Nominations have closed for this course.



Planning Group

Michael Curry, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
Ping Wan, Office of the Indiana State Chemist
Yoko Johnson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Eric Petty, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cary Giguere, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets
Matthew Brown, Virginia Department of General Services
Thuy Nguyen, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
Will Wimbish, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be hosted online. Selected participants will receive information regarding the course no later than July 15, 2021.