Pesticide Education Team
Dr. Cecil Tharp
Pesticide Education Specialist
Dr. Cecil Tharp has been the MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist since 2004. Cecil holds degrees in the fields of wildlife biology, entomology and parks and recreation.
Cecil coordinates MSU PEP while working with 56 county and tribal MSU County Extension Agents. He is dedicated to the certification and training of private applicators while assisting general and commercial pesticide applicators.
Pesticide Education Technician
Amy has been the MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician since 2016. She holds degrees in Environmental Science from MSU and Alaska Pacific University.
Amy helps coordinate the Montana Private Applicator Program, facilitates the PEP website, develops educational materials and helps provide pesticide education.