Dr. Herrman serves as Professor and Director of the Office of the Texas State Chemist, which is the state department that administers the Texas Commercial Feed and Fertilizer Control Acts. The Office includes two units, the Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service and the Agricultural Analytical Service. The Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service is the state agency that regulates the distribution of 19 million tons of feed and fertilizer in Texas by over 8000 facilities and guarantors located in Texas, the United States, and abroad. The Agricultural Analytical Service supports regulatory activities of the Office of the Texas State Chemist, Texas A&M research faculty, the nation’s Food Emergency Response Network and Food and Drug Administration through chemical and microbiological analyses. The Office of the Texas State Chemist is administratively housed within the Texas agricultural experiment station. Dr. Herrman’s research and educational interests include grain quality, regulatory science, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP).