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Farm Credit Midsouth

Governance

Board of Directors

Chris Roberts

Chair
Heth, AR

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
2011

Dane Coomer

Vice Chair
Piggott, AR

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.

Clay County
2013

Fred Cathcart

Jonesboro, AR

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.

Craighead County
2003

Marion Fletcher

Outside Director
Hot Springs, AR

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.

Outside Director
1993

Matt Knight

Outside Director
Jonesboro, AR

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.

Outside Director
2008

Carl Loewer

Wynne, AR

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.

Cross County
1992

Donald Norwood

Beech Grove, AR

Donald farms corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat on 1,915 acres. Donald also owns a custom spraying business and grain hauling truck business.  Donald has been a board member since 1986. He serves on the board’s YBS/Scholarship Committee. Donald also serves on the Greene County Farm Bureau Board.

Greene County
1986

Jane Pirani

Marion, AR

Jane farms soybeans on 1,700 acres. Jane has been a board member since 1998. She serves on the board’s Executive Committee. Jane has a B.S. in Marketing.

Crittenden County
1998

Gary Sitzer

Weiner, AR

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.

Poinsett County
1985

Ramey Stiles

Marianna, AR

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.  

Lee County
2014

Mike Sullivan

Burdette, AR

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.

Mississippi County
2013

Keith Thomas

At Large Director
Cherry Valley, AR

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.

Cross County
2001

Leslie Turner

Lexa, AR

Leslie and his two brothers farms corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat on 1,215 acres. Leslie has been a board member since 1993. He serves on the board’s YBS/Scholarship Committee and also serves on the board of Barton Agri, Inc., Service Gin, and the Phillips County Farm Bureau.  Leslie is the Fire Chief of the Barton-Lexa Fire Department and is the Treasurer of the Barton Baptist Church.  Leslie has a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Mississippi State.

Phillips County
1993