Dale is a life-long McCook area resident and operates a family farm and ranch north of McCook in Frontier County. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Agricultural Economics and Finance. His career experience also includes work in agricultural real estate sales and agricultural finance consulting.
He has served the Frenchman Valley Farmers Coop as a board member and officer for over 25 years. In addition to his local farm cooperative service, he has served on advisory committees for cooperative regulation and general agricultural policy development at the state and national level.
Along with his service to the McCook Community Foundation Fund, he has recently served his community as a board member and chairman of the McCook Economic Development Corporation and McCook Planning Commission.
Dale is an active booster of the arts in McCook and a founding member of the McCook Arts Council. He also serves as a board member of the McCook Concert Association, and advisor to productions at the Fox Theatre and the “Live at the Bieroc” live performance series at Sehnert’s Bakery and Bieroc Café.
Dale’s wife, Mary, is a retired elementary teacher who also serves many leadership roles in the McCook community. Together they are actively involved in the production of the Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June 2021. They have a daughter Anna, son-in-law Zach Hunnicutt, and grandchildren Everett, Adeline, Houston, and Townsend, who farm near Giltner, Nebraska. They also have a son Neal and daughter-in-law Laura who live and work in Omaha.
“I firmly believe in the vision and mission of NCF and our McCook Community Foundation Fund” Dale comments. “This organization can really make a difference when it comes to improving the success of families in our community. I am very interested in improving and promoting the quality of life in our hometown and other communities across Nebraska.”