Danita Rodibaugh plays a leadership role in Rodibaugh & Sons, a family farm corporation focused on grain and purebred swine production. Most recently, she was chairman of the board of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and formerly 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, and the Environment Committee, and is a past board of director’s member of the National Pork Producers Council and Indiana Pork.
In addition to getting her B.S. in consumer and family sciences/education at Purdue, her involvement currently includes serving on the Farm Policy Study Group and Agriculture Alumni Trust Fund Board. She formerly served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee and the Animal Science Advisory Committee. Danita served on Indiana’s Commission for Agriculture and the State Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee.
Danita and her husband, Dave, have four children and eight grandchildren. She and Dave are active in their church, and she serves as a church trustee. Her closet is full of black and gold, and they know the road well down to West Lafayette to enjoy their football, basketball and volleyball season tickets. Time with grandchildren is precious as well as her continuing commitment to volunteering for leading ag organizations.