Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Friday, March 4, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #51

“WPS Training” So what! Who cares! Society thinks it is so important that pesticides be used safely, that an EPA law requires anyone working in a field at the ACRE to have safety training before starting work. So REM makes training available. The training is good for 5 years. REM trainers conduct many of the sessions in the Agronomy Conference room. Supervisors of newly hired employees can ask for us to arrange and advertise the training. There really is no excuse for not getting the training. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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