David Chappell

I am excited to ignite my passion for sustainable agriculture as a member of the incredible team here at NewLeaf. Prior to joining the team I held a diverse assortment of positions in the life sciences career field, ranging from agronomic improvement of soft red winter wheat to plant pathology research in an array of plant and pathogen species to viticultural work in the Missouri wine industry to teaching agriculture classes at a local community college. I have also served over 18 years in the United States Army and Missouri Army National Guard, including deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and Jordan, as well as service to the St. Louis community during the COVID-19 pandemic. I live in Defiance, Missouri with my wife and two sons and enjoy wine, travel, gardening, and being active outdoors in my free time.