Chris farms corn, rice and soybeans on 1,600 acres. Chris has been a board member since 2011. He serves on the board’s Executive Committee. Chris has a degree in Agricultural Engineering.
St. Francis County
Dane is in partnership with his father and uncle and they farm corn, cotton and soybeans on 4,500 acres. Dane has been a board member since 2013. He serves on the board’s YBS/Scholarship Committee. Dane also serves on the Clay County FSA County Committee, and Piggott Fire Department. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering and has been a Licensed Professional Engineer since 1994.
Fred farms rice and soybeans on 3,850 acres. Fred is also the owner of Valley View Agri, Inc., Valley View Bearings, Inc. and K & D Agri, Inc. Fred has been a board member since 2003. He serves on the board’s Executive Committee and is the Chair for the Compensation Committee. Fred serves on the board of the Big Creek Watershed District, GSI Advisory Board and is a Volunteer for St. Jude.
Marion has been a board member since 1993. He serves on the board’s Compensation Committee. Marion has served Arkansas FFA and vocational Agriculture since 1963 and is currently the State Supervisor and Manager of the vocational agriculture program for the Arkansas Department of Career Education. Marion is a life member of the National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and is the advisor for the Arkansas FFA. He also serves as Treasurer of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation. Marion has a BSA in Agriculture Education from Arkansas State University and a MSE from Henderson State University.
Matt has been a board member since 2008. He serves on the board’s Audit Committee. Matt is a CPA with 15 years of experience and is a partner of the accounting firm of Osborn & Osborn, CPA’s, PLLC in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Matt has a BS in Accounting.
Carl farms rice, soybeans and wheat on 2,600 acres. Carl has been a board member since 1992 and is a past chair of the board. He serves on the board’s Audit Committee. Carl also serves on the board of Farm Credit Council District Board, ADFCC Board, Cross County Farm Bureau and the Cross County Library.
Franklin is of a family farming operation that farms corn, milo, rice, soybeans, and wheat on 12,800 acres. Franklin has been a Farm Credit Midsouth board member since 2018. He serves on the board's Audit committee. Franklin also serves on the Agriculturual Council of Arkansas, ASU Mid-South Foundation – Chairman, Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation – Chairman, and the Past Chairman for the Crittenden Regional Hospital – Board of Trustees. He is also a licensed real estate broker. Franklin has a BSBA in Finance with Emphasis in Financial Management from the University of Arkansas.
Gary Sitzer farms rice and soybeans on 2,000 acres. Gary has been a board member since 1985 and is a past chair of the board. He serves on the board’s Executive Committee and Audit Committee. Gary also serves on the board of the following organizations; Arkansas Soybean Association, Arkansas Soybean Research & Promotion, Poinsett County Farm Bureau, Poinsett County Emergency Food & Shelter and St. Bernard’s Advisory.
Ramey farms corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat on 2,700 acres. Ramey has been a board member since 2014. He serves on the board’s YBS/Scholarship Committee. Ramey serves on the Cotton Incorporated Board; he also is a National Cotton Council Delegate, a past president of the Lee County Farm Bureau and a current Board Member.
Mike farms corn, rice soybeans and wheat on 8,846 acres. Mike has been a board member since 2013. He serves on the board’s Audit Committee. Mike serves on the Arkansas Rice Promotion Board and Farm Bureau State Board of Directors, FSA County Committee – Past Chairman, Home Oil Company Co-op and Southern Farm Bureau Casualty.
Keith farms rice and soybeans on 1,500 acres. Keith has been a board member since 2001. He serves on the board’s Compensation Committee.
Michael is in a partnership with his father and they farm corn, peanuts, and soybeans on 4,300 acres. He also grazes cattle in the winter on cover crops. Michael has been a Farm Credit Midsouth board member since 2018. He serves on the board's YBS/Scholarship committee. Michael also serves on the Phillips County FSA Board, Phillips County Conservation District, and Desoto School Board. He attended Arkansas State University.
Dustin owns 350 acres and rents 3,250 acres. His farming operations consist of rice and soybeans. He has an agriculture business degree from Arkansas State University. He and his wife, Tiffany, have one daughter, Molly. He and his family attend First United Methodist Church in Paragould.