Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.

   

For more information or support with FSMA, call 303-869-9282 or email us.

Colorado Department of Agriculture


Listed below are collaborators who are available to help with understanding the Produce Safety Rule, and respond to your produce safety questions.

Dr. Marisa Bunning is Colorado State University’s Food Safety Extension Specialist. As a Lead Trainer for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training, Dr. Bunning is knowledgeable about produce safety and agricultural practices that may compromise public health.

email: Marisa.Bunning@colostate.edu

phone: (970) 491-7180

Cristy Dice is the Produce Safety Extension Specialist for Colorado State University. Cristy focuses on delivering outreach and education to producers around the state, and creates resources for farmers to help them comply with the Produce Safety Rule. She leads on-farm produce safety efforts and coordinates activities with the Colorado Department of Agriculture so that education and outreach around produce safety remain a priority for Colorado growers.

email: Cristy.L.Dice@colostate.edu

phone: (970) 491-2942

Martha Sullins is an Extension Specialist in Agriculture, Business Management and Food Systems and a Produce Safety Rule Lead Trainer. She conducts workshops in Good Agricultural Practices, creates resources and materials to help Colorado growers increase their produce safety knowledge, and is on the food safety committee for the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

email: Martha.Sullins@colostate.edu

phone: (970) 491-3330

 

Beth LaShell is an Instructor in Agriculture and Biology as well as the farm coordinator at the Old Fort, at Fort Lewis College. She is a Produce Safety Rule Lead Trainer in Southwest Colorado.

email: lashell_b@fortlewis.org

phone: (970) 385-4574

Dr. Michael Bartolo manages the Arkansas Valley Agricultural Experiment Station and is a research scientist with CSU. He specializes in fruit and vegetable production practices and has experience in farm food safety planning.

email: Michael.Bartolo@colostate.edu

phone: (719) 254-6312

Dr. Tamla Blunt leads the Plant Pathology Lab and the CSU Food Safety Center, and is a Produce Safety Rule trainer.

email: Tamla.Blunt@colostate.edu

phone: (970) 491-7498

 

Adrian Card serves as the CSU Extension Agent in Agriculture and Natural Resources in Boulder County since 2004, where his work focuses on cropping systems, food systems, specialty crop production and marketing, public ag education, beginning farmer development through the Colorado Building Farmers program, ag community development, economic development, and organizational development support for the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

e-mail: acard@bouldercounty.org

phone: (303) 678-6383

Dan Goldhamer is the Horticulture Extension Agent in Denver and a Produce Safety Alliance Trainer.

email: dan.goldhamer@colostate.edu

phone: (720) 913-5273

Harrison Topp is the Director of Membership for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the manager of Topp Fruits in Paonia, CO.  He’s certified as a Produce Safety Rule trainer by the Produce Safety Alliance and reinforces the content with his own on-farm experience.

email: Harrison.Topp@rmfu.org

phone: (303) 918-3538