What our inspectors do:
Our inspectors serve as the field representatives for our agency. As such, an inspector is charged with effectively communicating and enforcing laws, rules and policies of the agency, inspecting facilities, reviewing records, collecting samples, collecting and documenting evidence, issuring regulatory orders and completing necessary reports for the administrative and laboratory programs.
The program relies heavily on inspections designed to ensure that manufacturers are using GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) in making feeds.
We are proud of our inspection staff! Read more about them:
Vince Glose, Urban and Agricultural Product Inspector - Vince Glose is our small package inspector and covers the entire state. He visits mainly retail stores, takes small package samples of feed, seed and fertilizer products, check the labels, checks for registration and sends the samples to the lab for analysis. Vince graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics with Distinction from Purdue University in 1969.
Ken Neuhoff, Inspector -
Ken came to us from
Pulaski Farm Bureau Co-op where he was a branch manager. Ken has a
B.S. in Agriculture from Purdue University. The area that Ken covers is the Northwest
portion of the state.
Tom Smith, Inspector - Tom started with this office in 1999. Tom received a B.S. in Agriculture Education at Purdue University and is a Certified Crop Advisor. Tom's area is the West Central part of the state.
Julie Stephens, Inspector - Julie covers the Southwest part of Indiana from Terre Haute to Evansville. Julie joined our staff in 1994. She has a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois. Before joining our staff, she was engaged in livestock and grain production on the family farm.
Charles Thomas, Inspector - Charles started out at Purdue in 1987 as a laboratory technician for the Animal Science Department. He joined the Office of Indiana State Chemist in 2000 as a chemist for the Pesticide Formulation Section and accepted his current role as inspector in 2005. He is a Purdue University graduate with a M.S. in Animal Science. Charles covers the Northeast section of Indiana.
Bob Wakeman, Inspector - Our inspector for the East-Central region of Indiana is Bob Wakeman. Bob started with the Office in 2003. He is a Purdue University graduate with a B.S. in Agriculture, Farm Business and Management.
Trish Waller Dunn, Inspector - Trish started with the Office of Indiana State Chemist in 2006 as an analytical chemist with the feed/fertilizer group. She accepted her current role as inspector in 2010. She has a B.S. in Animal Sciences from Purdue University. Trish will be covering the southeast region of Indiana from Indianapolis to the Ohio River.