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⚠️ Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19's Impact on the College of Agricultural Sciences


The Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program (CEPEP) is committed to providing accurate, up-to-date information on pesticide laws and regulations, environmental protection, worker protection, and pesticide safety for applicators, trainers, agricultural workers and supervisors, and the general public.

What we do

CEPEP is part of the Department of Agricultural Biology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU).

Extension is dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well being.

Wherever you live, Extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns and needs are unique to each community, and offer sound and effective solutions. We have 3 regions; Peaks and Plains, Front Range and Western. Learn more about us or about our partners.

Our physical location is 1311 College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation’s food safety system into one that is based on the prevention of foodborne illnesses. The FDA has finalized the foundational rules that will implement FSMA, including the Preventive Controls rules for Human and Animal Food, the Produce Safety rule, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. These preventative measures directly relate to the vision of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Colorado State University is providing extensive outreach though the CSU Food Safety Training Center to help ensure that all companies in food production and manufacturing understand and are able to comply with these rules.

The Center is part of the Department of Agricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. The program draws on the expertise of faculty and staff to  distribute information on the best way to manage pests using safe and effective strategies. Links to publications on pest management are found on this website.

The mission of the Center is to provide research and outreach in integrated pest management (IPM) practices for sustainable plant and animal agriculture, small and large farms, non-crop lands and waterways, households, landscapes, green industry, schools, buildings and communities that encourage the use of multiple and flexible strategies for the control of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, and in some situations (such as within structures) rodents and other vertebrates.

According to the USDA,” The goal of the National IPM Program is to improve the economic benefits of adopting IPM practices and to reduce risks to human health and the environment caused by the pests themselves or by pest management practices.” (October 1, 2013).

For more information, contact Frank Peairs,, (970) 491-5945.

Colorado Master Gardeners (CMG) are adult volunteers trained in horticulture by Colorado State University Extension staff.

What do Colorado Master Gardeners do?

They assist Colorado State University Extension staff in delivering research-based gardening information to foster successful gardening in Colorado communities.

The CMG Volunteer’s audience is exclusively home gardeners. Types of volunteer service include answering phone calls at county Extension offices, staffing diagnostic clinics, teaching gardening classes, writing newspaper and web articles and mentoring community gardening and greening projects. Click here for additional details about CMG activities in specific Colorado counties.

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