Dale has over 35 years of poultry experience ranging from pedigree farm caretaker to breeder manager to sales. A majority this time (24 years) was spent with Hubbard Farms/Breeders/LLC. He enjoyed his time there, starting as a house caretaker and ending his time as the Breeder manager/R&D Genetics project manager.
He enjoyed 6 plus years at Perdue Foods/Heritage Breeders division as GGP/GP production manager, overseeing GGP/GP pullets and breeders and the company’s GP/PS hatchery operations. Dale also held responsibilities as company Welfare Officer and Technical services manager for Parent Stock (PS) customers.
Dale enjoyed 6 plus years at Longeneckers Hatchery as Breeder Manager/Housing Manager and Welfare Officer for all company operations.
Dale's most proud non-family accomplishment would be the 20+ years he served in the US Air Force and Reserves, specilaizing in Aircraft maintenance, working on B52G and C-5A/B models. He retired in 2005 as a Master Sergeant and Master aircraft maintenance technician.