WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After working in the Office of the Indiana State Chemist for about 15 years, Trish Dunn has been appointed feed administrator for the state.
Dunn said it will be her job to oversee the state licensing of commercial animal feed, medicated feed and pet food products and determine the need to take regulatory action against violators of the laws and regulations. This is her fourth position with the Office of the Indiana State Chemist.
Dunn, who earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, as well as an associate degree in chemistry, began her career with the state chemist office as an analytical chemist. She later moved into the position of inspector and, for the past six years, worked as the fertilizer control specialist.
“I hope to grow the feed program,” she said, noting the pet food industry, in particular, has continued to grow and change.
Dunn said Indiana is a big livestock state and with that comes a lot of animal feed that has to be regulated and checked. It’s important to make sure everyone is feeding their animals the appropriate ingredients and following the directions on the label, she said.