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.
Tari Gary is the Food Safety Outreach Coordinator at the
Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Prior to this role, Tari obtained her
BS in food science from Purdue University in 2016 and subsequently worked as a
food safety manager at a manufacturing facility until she joined ISDA in 2019.
In her current role with ISDA, Tari leads outreach and promotional efforts for
the SafeProduceIN program. Tari also assists with educational efforts by
serving as a Produce Safety Alliance trainer and assisting with On-Farm
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