Dean raises 30,000 hogs annually in a farrow-to-finish operation for Frazer Farms LLC near Conrad. The farm includes 2,800 acres of corn and soybeans.
On the IPPA Board of Directors, Dean serves as the Vice President of Market Development, along with being the District 3 Director. The VP - Market Development reviews IPPA's promotion, consumer education, and other market development activities.
Since 1987, Dean has been a member of the Grundy County Pork Producers, and has served in leadership roles, including as vice president, treasurer, and secretary. In addition, he is a member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association swine health and well-being committee; a 12-year member of the Iowa Pork Industry Center Advisory Committee; and a current member of the African Swine Fever task force in Iowa. Dean and his wife Linda received the Master Pork Producer award in 2009.
He also is a member of Grundy County Farm Bureau, as well as the Iowa Corn Growers and Iowa Soybean Associations. Dean studied agricultural business at Iowa State University.