David McDonald Helps Educate Those On Sustainable Agriculture

David McDonald was born and raised in northeast Iowa, where he graduated from Iowa State University. He earned his degree in animal science and was honored with the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Shortly after graduation, McDonald began his lucrative career at OSI Industries in Chicago, Illinois. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he is now the president and COO of the company.

David McDonald is very active in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The program helps students learn how to produce food, fiber, and energy. Learn to protect natural resources, develop their communities, and help nourish families. It teaches them how to solve problems, create value, and market ways to do business. McDonald and OSI Industries arranged a trip to their facilities in China for students who now work for the company. David also donates his free time serving as chairman of the board to the American Meat Institute. He has six children with his wife Malinda residing in Warrenville, Ill. His two oldest children plan to follow in his footsteps and are currently attending Iowa State University.

OSI Group is the world’s leading supplier of proteins such as sausage links, sandwiches, beef patties, and pizza. They operate over fifty plants in 17 different countries. They have eight facilities in China alone making them the largest producer of value-added poultry in the country. They provide protein products to popular retail brands including Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway and Yum Yum. David McDonald has lead the way for the success of OSI by helping to launch several other profitable endeavors. They helped expand a beef processing facility in Poland by over 30%. OSI also built a new frozen food processing facility in India. Two years ago OSI acquired Baho Food in Europe. McDonald was personally delighted by the acquisition as it already complimented OSI’s existing products.

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