Dale received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1992. Following graduation, he spent three months in Switzerland learning different agricultural practices. Upon returning to the United States, Dale began his career with Magna Trust Company in 1993. In 1999, he was named Assistant Vice President of Union Planters Agricultural Division and in August, 2001 continued that role with Schroeder/Huber LLC. On October 1, 2001, he joined Hickory Point Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President of Agricultural Services and is in charge of the Southern Region.
Dale is a Licensed State of Illinois Real Estate Broker, a Certified Crop Adviser, an Accredited Farm Manager and a State Certified General Appraiser. He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Illinois FarmHouse Alumni Association Board.