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Dr. Fred WhitfordCoordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs
Whitford is the coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. He received a B. S. in wildlife management from Louisiana Tech University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State University. He has authored more than 200 research, extension, and regulatory publications, and has delivered over 3300 presentations to a wide array of audiences. He has written four books: The queen of American agriculture: a biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith, published in 2008 by Purdue University Press; the grand old man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: a biography of William Carroll Latta, published in 2005 by Purdue University Press; The complete book on pesticide management: science, regulation, stewardship, and communication, published in 2002 by Wiley & Sons; The complete federal and state compliance guide for Hoosier businesses, published in 2001 by Purdue University Press. Dr. Whitford’s prior professional activities include lab and field research, extension outreach, regulatory work, and commercial pesticide application.