Danita Rodibaugh

Farmer
Rodibaugh & Sons

Danita Rodibaugh is involved in Rodibaugh & Sons, a family farm corporation focused on grain and purebred swine production. She currently serves on the FLMH Board of Advisors, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, the Advisory Board of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue representative to the National Council on Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching and the Advisory Group for US Meat Export Federation.

Danita was chairman of the Board of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and was president of the National Pork Board (NPB). She has served on the USMEF Executive Committee, the NPB Trade Committee, Pork Quality, Safety and Human Nutrition Committee, the Environment Committee, and was chairman of the Ethics in Pork Production Taskforce. She is a past board of directors member of the National Pork Producers Council and Indiana Pork. Danita represented Agriculture on the EPA Federal Advisory Committee for TMDLs.

In addition to getting her B.S. in consumer and family sciences/education at Purdue, her involvement currently includes serving on the Executive Committee of Purdue Alumni Board, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture Farmer Advisory Committee, and the Farm Policy Study Group. She formerly served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee and the Animal Science Advisory Committee. Danita served on Indiana’s Commission for Agriculture.

Danita and her husband, Dave, have four children and eight grandchildren. She and Dave are active in their church. Danita is a Past President of the Indiana 4-H Foundation. Time with grandchildren is precious as well as her continuing commitment to volunteering for leading ag organizations.