Dale grew up between Cologne and Waconia, and graduated from Central High School in 1980. He then worked at Custom Formulations, and also milked cows for 14 months. When Dale first joined Mid-County Coop in 1989, he was employed in the agronomy department. Over the years, he became involved in the entire coop, doing repair work in the shop, making fuel deliveries, and more. “Dale is a person of many talents. He’s able to benefit multiple departments, and run multiple types of equipment,” Mid-County General Manager Bill Reimers says. “He can drive a semi, he can install a propane tank . . . he can do it all.” Currently, Dale travels about 125 miles per day as a propane driver. In the spring, he’s busy helping out in the Agronomy Department. Dale is happy to have a job close to home, and has enjoyed getting to know the customers and staff at Mid-County Coop. When he’s not working, Dale can be found serving the community, and he’s been a volunteer on the Cologne Fire Department for more than 28 years.