David Schemm is a wheat farmer from Sharon Springs, Kansas. Schemm has been active on the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers Board since 2002. Within the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, his fellow producers have elected him as a membership district director, secretary-treasurer, vice president,
president, and past president.
David has also served on the board of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), having been actively involved on several committees including chair of the Domestic and Trade Policy Committee and as a member of the Operations and Planning Committee. David was a member of the 2004 Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow class, and completed the Wheat Organization Leaders of the Future program prior to joining the National Association of Wheat Growers board. He was elected as Secretary to NAWG in 2014, and has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and is currently President. He has also served on the Ag Data Advisory Committee for 2 years, and Field to Market board for 1 year, and 3 years on the Heartland Plant Innovations board.
He is an outstanding business manager in his farming operation and has a legacy of serving his community and also grows wheat, corn, grain, sorghum and sunflowers. David was raised on the farm he now works, having graduated from Wallace County High School and then completing his degree at Ambassador University. He returned to the farm in 1993 while operating a custom crop-spraying business.
He has served on the Wallace County School Board for 12 years, as president for the past three. He has also been an active member on the Wallace County Health Board and local extension committee.
David and his wife Lisa live and work on their farm in Sharon Springs.