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Posts tagged: plant health safeguarding specialists

Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training BOOT CAMP Part II

In a previous blog post, we took a look at the training of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Health Safeguarding Specialists (PHSS) at The Professional Development Center (PDC). Now, let’s meet some of the faces behind the manuals and microscopes: the 2011 class of Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training (BAST).

Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training student with a microscope

Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training student with a microscope

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Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training Boot Camp

Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training in the classroom.

Basic Agricultural Safeguarding Training in the classroom.

Every day, thousands of USDA employees fight on the agricultural frontline to keep our nation safe from the “bad bugs” that threaten our nation’s $500 billion agricultural industry.

The Professional Development Center (PDC) provides training, leadership and consultation to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) employees and others who work to protect the Nation’s agriculture and natural resources from plant pests and diseases. Read more »