Dan and his wife Leigh farm near Justice, Manitoba. They have two adult children living in Saskatoon, SK and Portage la Prairie. Dan has recently served as President of Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP). He was one of the founding members of the KAP Young Farmers Committee and was the Western representative on the Canadian Young Farmers Forum. At the national level, Dan represented KAP on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture board.
In addition, Dan has also served his community as a school trustee and as a board member for the Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association, the Mid-Assiniboine Conservation District, and the Assiniboine River Basin Initiative (ARBI). Dan was also a founding member of Elton Energy Co-operative, a provincial renewable energy initiative. Dan is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Agriculture Diploma program (1984), and was honoured by the faculty in 2013 with a certificate of merit for his contributions in the agriculture industry. Dan holds power engineer certification and worked in the fertilizer industry for 17 years.