PERC is the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, a 5-year cooperative agreement between the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and University of California Davis Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University.

Key Facts:

  • PERC is currently funded from 2016-2026 to coordinate the development of pesticide-related educational resources (i.e., manuals, videos, guides) that meet national needs. See our list of projects, completed and in-progress.
  • The PERC Advisory Board meets annually to determine priority needs, and monthly to hear from representatives about emerging needs and to gather feedback about PERC products.
  • The materials produced by PERC are intended for use by non-profit educators. Anyone may print and distribute PERC materials at minimal or no cost to the end-recipients. Non-profit educators may request original files in order to modify PERC materials. See our policy on Using PERC's Works.
  • A sister project, PERC-Med, complements the scope of PERC. This project creates pesticide-related outreach and educational materials for health-care providers, promoting the recognition, management, and treatment of pesticide poisoning.

Key Contacts:

  • Sign up to be notified about PERC releases and opportunities. When we're building a new project team or Advisory Board, you'll be the first to know!
  • If you have a need, or some feedback about PERC materials, please contact one of the contacts below, or contact an Advisory Board member from your region.
  • Suzanne Forsyth is the PERC Director, housed at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. She can be contacted at spforsyth[at] Replace "[at]" with "@" symbol.
  • Kaci Buhl is the Deputy Director of PERC, housed at Oregon State University.
    • Kaci Buhl: Kaci.Buhl[at]
  • Our EPA Project Officer is Stephanie Burkhardt. She can be contacted at Burkhardt.Stephanie[at] Replace "[at]" with "@" symbol.