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  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
New York State Integrated Pest Management Director Alejandro Calixto is pleased to announce the appointment of Regina Clinton as the Program’s first Western New York Community integrated pest management associate.

Clinton has served as a lecturer and instructor at both Nazareth University and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, where she specialized in courses related to ecology and biology. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology from SUNY Geneseo and an Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Business from SUNY Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred.

In her new position, Clinton will serve as a leader in the Western New York Region and be integral to NYSIPM’s statewide Community IPM team, providing outreach to diverse urban, suburban, rural and agricultural communities. She will conduct in-person education, training and consultations, develop an applied research program and offer extension services in Western New York and throughout New York State.

“It is my honor to welcome Regina to the NYSIPM team,” Calixto said. “Her rich background in education and agricultural outreach, coupled with her deep ties to Western New York, will prove invaluable in helping us bring integrated pest management tools and resources to individuals and communities.”

In addition to her work in academia, Clinton has served as a 4-H program educator with Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension and in agricultural production roles with Comstock Michigan Fruit, where she developed a passion for extension work.

“Extension plays an important role in the future vitality of our communities and health of both humans and the environment. I know I can contribute a great deal to that outreach,” Clinton said.

Clinton will begin working with NYSIPM on July 10. Her office will be located in the Monroe County Cooperative Extension building.

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