David Hardin is the manager of Hardin Farms near Danville, Ind. He received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Purdue in 1996 and a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University in 2002. David is responsible for a 600-sow farrow-to-finish unit that produces 12,000 pigs annually. In 2006, he was president of the Indiana Pork Advocacy Coalition. He has been a member of the board of directors for the Indiana Pork Producers Association since 2005. David worked at the Chicago Board of Trade for two years in the grain futures division of RJ O'Brien. From 1996 to 2000, Hardin worked in the customer records division for JBS United (formerly United Feeds Inc.).