Dale Gardner grew up on a family farm in Bridgewater, where he later became managing partner.
He served as Executive Secretary of the Virginia State Dairymen's Association where he represented the Dairy farmers in Virginia and has worked extensively with Shenandoah Valley Farms on land and water stewardship. Dale understands and has an intimate knowledge of agriculture including its benefits and challenges.
"Agriculture and environmental stewardship are closely intertwined and should not be viewed as mutually exclusive. They both work best when managed as a synergistic and dynamic system."