David Richardson | 1999

David Richardson has been in pork production for over 30 years.  David began as a finisher of feeder pigs, then farrow-to-finish and presently operates a large farrow-to-wean farm.  Other farming operations have included beef cattle and wheat.

David has also been a high school teacher, coach and principal.  He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and a M.S. degree from Oklahoma State University.  David and his wife Donna, a school teacher, have two grown sons.

David has been one of the truly outstanding leaders of the Oklahoma Pork Council, serving on the Board of Directors for 12 years and was president for two years and treasurer for one year.  He also served  on the Board of Directors of the National Pork Producers Council for six years.  He is a past Director of the Oklahoma Swine Breeders Association and has been a member of the OSU Extension Advisory Council.

David Richardson is well respected by all who know him for his sincerity, integrity and leadership abilities.  David is a modest person who does not seek personal recognition and never worries about who gets the credit in any organizational undertaking.  He is a role model for any leader in any agricultural commodity group.  The Oklahoma Pork Council owes much gratitude for the great leadership and work of David Richardson.