Dale Wagner had an extended historical past studying his commerce, however he by no means imagined he’d find yourself the place he has.
“I had a mom and grandmother who have been superb cooks and bakers, and I at all times loved being within the kitchen with them,” recalled Wagner. “A lot of what I realized about meals preparation got here from their enter and instructing.”
“I grew up as a typical farm boy and figured that was what I’d make a profession out of,” he continued. “If you happen to requested me if I believed I’d be doing what I’d be doing, completely not. I used to be fairly shy as a teen and being in and talking in public was not my forte.”
In the present day, Wagner owns and operates Wagner Farm Pork Concessions.
“Initially, it was a necessity to generate revenue,” he stated. “Now it’s develop into a ardour.”
“I really like being out locally and constructing relationships by the straightforward act of serving meals,” he added.
Wagner, 54, grew up on a farm close to Edison in Morrow County. He graduated from River Valley Excessive Faculty in 1986, then earned a level in agricultural economics from Ohio State in 1991. After faculty he labored within the swine business, however his job was finally eradicated.
“This prompted us to maneuver again to Marion and search out new alternatives,” he stated.
“After we moved again to Marion in 1999, we had a possibility to leap into the agri-tainment enviornment, the place we operated the Buckeye Nation Corn Maze on my grandfather’s farm for 2 years,” famous Wagner. “In doing this, we additionally began serving meals out of a small concession trailer for our visitors. This was the origins of Wagner Farm Pork Concessions.”
Regan Hensel has been a long-time fan.
“I’ve recognized and been mates with Dale for perhaps 17 years now, assembly him whereas I used to be the youth pastor at Marion Salem UMC,” stated Hensel. “Once we determined to have the youth placed on pancake dinners as fundraisers, I used to be knowledgeable they would come with Wagner sausage patties. I instantly discovered why. Dale obtained up early on the morning of our pancake dinners to pre-grill each patty as a result of that’s how trustworthy he’s to the style and high quality of his product.”
“Dale seems to be at what he does as a technique to bless others whereas he and his household proceed to be blessed, all of the whereas making ready and serving nice meals,” added Hensel. “His identify and fame are extensively recognized, which is a sworn statement in and of itself!”
“I get nice pleasure and satisfaction from seeing repeat clients over time,” Wagner responded. “God has blessed us amazingly by this and we’re so grateful for the continued help from the Marion neighborhood over the past 20-plus years.”
“It’s been an sudden flip of occasions from what my life plan was,” he concluded. “However I wouldn’t commerce it for something.”
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