Dale grew up in beautiful western Pennsylvania. His Ag background flourished early while he lived at the 60 acre farm his family owned. During his younger years, Dale was in 4-H, was a president of his local FFA group, and was also an Eagle Scout. His wife, Hope, has a similar background. She was also raised on a dairy farm. Falling ‘head-over-heels’ in-love when meeting at a church conference in Colorado, they soon married afterwards. Once Dale graduated from Penn State, he and his bride moved to eastern Indiana. Dale started working for a large regional cooperative, and eventually became a Sales Manager and Certified Crop Adviser. He came to 1st Choice Seeds in 2015. Dale and his wife have three precious, young children. As a family, they farm around 250 acres. The most important things to Dale are serving God, spending time with his wife and children, and agriculture.