I've been a professional pest control operator for many years, my day job so to speak. Last week I attended the 75th annual Purdue Pest Control Conference. This makes something like my 28th or 29th visit to the event. The two ladies in this picture represent the future of the field. Both have a PhD in entomology and I've had the privilege of seeing them each year at the event as their education has progressed. Both these ladies represent success in a slowed down economy, proof that with the drive to succeed good things can happen. Sure I missed a week of kayak fishing in Florida but this is one event I would never miss.