Dean Wingfield of Vernon is active in a cow-calf and dryland farming operation in Yuma County, along the eastern border of Colorado. Dean owns, resides on and operates the land his grandfather originally homesteaded in 1886.
He has served as a Yuma County Commissioner since 1997. Prior to becoming a county commissioner, Dean served as a director on Yuma County Soil Conservation District for 18 years and as a director for Central Yuma County Groundwater Management District for 13 years. He currently serves on the Department of Local Affairs Mineral Production Employee Residence Report Oversight Committee. Dean is a director on the Boards of Eastern Colorado Services for the Developmentally Disabled and the Northeast Colorado Transit Authority.
Current memberships in organizations include the Farmers Union, R-Calf, and the Elks. Dean has also been on the Board of the Yuma County Cattlemen’s Association for the past 28 years. Wingfield plants annual food plots and has established wildlife habitats on his land. He allows free access to roughly 10,000 acres on his property for pheasant, deer and antelope hunting.
Term Expires: 2014