David co-leads the strategy and implementation of Young Farmers’ policy campaigns, ensuring we are pursuing bold change that is grounded in up-to-date policy analysis and in alignment with our vision, mission, and values. 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.