Janet Hurley is an Extension Program Specialist III with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Ms. Hurley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health from Texas Woman’s University and Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2001, she was hired to oversee a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Southwest Technical Resource Center for Schools and oversee the Texas School IPM program for AgriLife Extension.
The Center originally serviced schools in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Over the past decade, Ms. Hurley’s expertise has been sought in states from Maine to California, Alabama to Washington. Her primary responsibility in Texas is to educate school IPM Coordinators on the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). However, with the ever changing environmental climate more and more pest control operators, registered sanitarians and concerned citizens are requesting training in IPM. Ms. Hurley works with PMPS and Schools to solve their pest problems and stay in compliance with state regulations. Ms. Hurley oversees a variety of websites and can be found on social media.