Dale Stevermer, Minnesota

Biography

Mr. Dale Stevermer is the owner of Trails End Farm, a feeder pig-to-finish and diversified crop farm near Easton, Minnesota. Each year, Trails End Farm markets 5,000 pigs for Compart Family Farms in addition to raising 450 acres of corn and soybeans. He is a past president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) Board. Additionally, he has served on multiple other committee positions for MPPA. He serves on the Faribault County Corn and Soybean Growers Association, is involved in the Faribault County 4-H program and is a Minnesota Farm Bureau member. He is active in his church and the current chair of the local school board.

Nominating Committee Comments

Industry Knowledge

Mr. Dale Stevermer is an extremely knowledgeable member of the pork industry. He’s a firm believer in the National Pork Board’s role in advancing industry research in collaboration with other industry groups. Specifically, he’s passionate about water quality and antibiotic usage being critical components of that supported research in the future. And Dale knows producer engagement is an important part of sustaining a thriving pork industry.

We CareSM Principles

Dale represents the We Care ethical principles throughout his farm. He is a firm believer in all the principles and sees them as key pieces of an industry-wide effort to support producers for generations into the future. Community is a passion of Dale’s; he’s highly involved in his local community in a variety of organizations. He believes integrity and transparency are fundamental to a pork producer’s work, and he does his best to incorporate those values into his daily life and around his community.

Leadership Skills

Dale has a wealth of leadership experience that has taught him useful skills to lead better and serve others. When conflict arises, he asks questions first, then employs a calm demeanor to foster good communication with all involved team members. He is always looking for opportunities to learn by listening first, then asking questions.

Communication Skills

Dale is a competent and strong communicator. He is skilled at building trust with others. He is a progressive thinker, always considering potential solutions for any potential problems. Finally, Dale is adept at communicating and applying those solutions, especially working with others in collaborative environments.

Attitude, Passion and Commitment

Dale takes pride in working in the pork industry and truly loves what he does. He enjoys being around the animals and ensuring they receive proper care. He is persistent in working toward goals. He believes that sustainability is the key to a successful future for the pork industry. He wants to leave the industry in better condition than it was when he began, ultimately providing opportunities for generations of future pork producers.

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