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2024 Board of Directors Elections

Gary Sitzer

Gary Sitzer

Occupation: Farmer

Weiner, Arkansas

Age: 68

Farming Operation

Sitzer farms on a fourth-generation farm that has been in the family for over 110 years. He farms on approximately 2,500 acres of half owned and half crop share rented ground. He raises rice and soybeans that are 100% irrigated, using underground and surface water.


Arkansas State University, B.S. Agriculture

Board Experience

  • Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors
    • Director, 2023 to present
    • Audit Committee, 2023 to present
    • CEO Search Committee, 2023 to present
    • Community Investment, 2023 to present
  • Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors
    • Director, 1985-2023
    • Past Chair, Vice Chair, Audit Committee Chair
  • Arkansas Soybean Association Board
  • St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center Advisory Board
  • St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Parish Council
  • U.S. Congressman Crawford’s Ag Advisory Board

Community and Industry Involvement

  • Weiner Lions Club

Biographical Information

My wife, Jeannie and I have three children, Jordan, Monica and Noah and six grandchildren with our seventh due in May.

I am a graduate of LeadAR (two year leadership training), hold an Honorary State FFA Degree, have an Arkansas Century Farm, am the 2024 Inductee into the Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame and have the NSGA non-gmo soybean variety, Sitzer 4.1 and Sitzer 4.9.

Why do you want to serve on the Farm Credit Mid-America Board?

I have 38 years of Farm Credit training and Board Experience. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the Farm Credit System. I would like to continue to serve on the Farm Credit Mid-America Board because I am appreciative of the opportunity to work for the best interest of the stockholders and for the long-term optimization of the co-op. I have the drive to work for the stockholders.