Dale Anderson is a fourth generation rancher, in the rolling Pine Ridge area of northwest Nebraska, on land homesteaded by his great-grandfather in the 1880’s. Their current operation is based on Angus cattle & dryland hay production. Recent conservation practices include cross-fencing, well and pipeline development, planting shelterbelts, dam reclamation, timber management, and related range improvement practices.
Dale is a member of the Masonic fraternity, American Legion, outdoor organizations, Farm Bureau, and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, NE. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Dawes County Rural Fire Board.
Dale married Pamela Bowen, in 1972, after graduating from college with a BS in Earth Science and History. After a summer at the Hudson-Meng archeological site, he entered the Army, serving in Germany from 1973 to 1975. Dale and Pam then returned to join his parents on the home place.
They have three married daughters and six grandchildren. They are pleased that a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are part of the family operation.
Dale is convinced that work, management, support from spouse and family, innovation and adaptability are keys to sustaining a business. The Grazing Land Coalition gives producers a platform for both innovation and adaptability.