David Andrews grew up on a diversified grain and livestock family farm operation near Melbourne, Iowa where he continues an active management role. He’s done agricultural consulting work in Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Tanzania and has managed large agricultural projects in Romania and the Philippines.

Most recently, he retired as executive director of the nonprofit Michael Fields Agricultural Institute whose focus is education, research and policy initiatives to promote organic agriculture in East Troy, Wisconsin.

David and his wife and daughter have  moved back close to the family farm in Ames, Iowa. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from Iowa State University, and is currently managing director of AgHound, LLC where he stays busy consulting with conventional and organic farmers.