Importing Plants and Plant Materials with USDA: Plant Protection and Quarantine

“Importing Plants and Plant Materials with USDA: Plant Protection and Quarantine”

A (Virtual) Lunchtime Lecture by Jeremy Whisenhunt

Join us online at noon Central as Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist Jeremy Whisenhunt discusses his role with “APHIS,” Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. Presentation topics will include the roles and operations of APHIS – Plant Protection and Quarantine and guidance on the process of importing living plants and processed plant materials into the United States.

Got questions? What do you want to know about? The presenter is soliciting questions from attendees. Visit this survey [NOTE: link now expired] by Friday 01-July to submit your questions. You can also ask your questions in real time via the chat during the presentation, but asking early will ensure the presenter has time to research the answer if needed.

From their website: “For nearly 50 years, APHIS has been protecting the health and value of America’s agricultural and natural resources. It’s a vital mission: Healthy and profitable American agriculture provides food and clothing for countless people worldwide and is a key pillar of our economy.

Millions of people benefit from APHIS’ programs and services every day. As our name suggests, APHIS’ work centers around animal and plant health, but our programs also address animal welfare, biotechnology, wildlife damage management, and global trade. Although APHIS may not be a household name, our efforts are seen and felt both far and wide. From ensuring an abundant and affordable food supply, safeguarding air travel against wildlife-related accidents, and sheltering household pets from harm during a disaster, to protecting the trees in our forests and communities, APHIS’ work touches people’s lives in a multitude of ways.”

This 1-hr seminar will include a short Q&A session after the lecture.


This virtual seminar will be broadcast using the Zoom platform. Click here to connect. The host will admit you once the event begins. Guests will be muted upon entry to the session. NOTE: This event has ended. 

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Jul 05 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The event is finished.


Brooke Byerley Best


Brooke Byerley Best