FARMS Advanced Leadership Program
Region: Central Valley
Field Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Location of Field Day: GAR Tootelian Inc
Field Day Host(s) and Mentors: Ralph Rendon, Karen Musson, Brent Parolini
Before students even set foot onto the GAR Property they completed a Pro-Scan Survey. The ProScan Survey is an instrument designed by Professional DynaMetric Programs, Inc. (PDP) to measure the major aspects of self-perception, including an individual’s basic behavior, reaction to the environment, and predictable behavior. GAR uses this survey on every employee that is hired so when they are hired they are aware of their behavior and if they would be a good fit for the company and other employees to work with.
Each student was able to go through their completed results with Ralph explaining each and every aspect of the survey. The students were blown away by how it accurately predicted their behavior. Students also said it said similar things as the True Colors survey they took at Fresno State just a week earlier.
After all of the students studied their test results we broke for a quick Lunch break. After lunch we had a roundtable question and answer session with Mr. Parolini a Pest Control Advisor for GAR Tootelian. He talked about his job as it relates to IPM the Advanced Topic of the year. Students ever went more in depth in answering questions about IPM and how it is related to Regulation, Sustainability, Footprint, Media, Water, Careers, Technology & Innovation, Labor and Politics. This was a great field day and the students and myself learned a lot about ourselves and IPM.