Scott Monroe has been involved in the Indiana produce Industry for several years. He grew up on a produce farm and worked as a grower. After earning AS, BS and MS degrees at Vincennes and Purdue universities (agriculture, horticultural science, and plant pathology, respectively), he worked as a consultant, an owner of a farm supply store, a director of research and development for a large vegetable farm and an assistant plant breeder for a vegetable seed company. Most recently, Monroe served as a Purdue Extension educator, conducting agriculture and natural resources programming in Daviess County. Since becoming a food safety educator in 2015, he has continued to conduct educational programming and applied research in produce food safety at the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center near Vincennes.