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A Minnesota native and animal science graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dale joined the National Hog Framer editorial staff in 1973. He has traveled to most states and many foreign countries, studying and reporting on pork production practices throughout the world. Dale’s writing and photography have won numerous awards over the years, including the American Association of Agricultural Editors’ Master Writer award in 2006. He has been recognized with the Honorary Master Pork Producer award by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Minnesota Swine Honor Roll, the National Swine Improvement Federation Distinguished Service award, and in 2010, received the Pork Checkoff Pork Industry Distinguished Service award. Dale remains active in pork production by raising purebred Chester White breeding stock, F-1 gilts and premium locker pork.