The family farm in St. James dates back to 1880. The farm has passed from Dale’s grandfather John Anderson to Dale’s father Clarence to finally Dale. Today the Anderson operation contains over 1000 acres of corn and soybean. They also have a livestock operation that has evolved from a small hog operation into a 4000 head nursery business. The Andersons expanded the hog operation recently with the purchase of another nursery and two finishing barns located close by on another farm site. Dale gets support on the farm from his wife Debbie and their children Dustin, Danielle, David, and Danon. Dustin, his wife Kara, and their three sons Daevon, Kollin, and Alek help in the grain and hog operation. Danielle and her husband Ryan help with the harvest. David works at NuWay and helps make decisions in the agronomy aspect on the farm. Danon, who is married to Tricia, is a carpenter and keeps the farm house updated as well as helps with vaccinating the pigs.
The Andersons are involved with Pork Producers, FFA Alumni Group, East Sveadahl Lutheran Church, Watonwan County Fair Auction Committee, Relay for Life, and Corn and Soybeans Associations.