David leads the Coalition’s policy development work in alignment with the Young Farmers Strategic Plan and specifically in service of our commitment to win bold policy change and secure material benefit for young and Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color. In the ten years prior to joining Young Farmers, David served in various roles for former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama administration. David grew up in Portland, Oregon and the small town of Marble Rock, Iowa. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa.