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Farm Credit Midsouth

Governance

Board of Directors

Dane Coomer

Chair
Piggott, AR

Dane graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering and has been a licensed professional engineer since 1994. Dane is a self-employed grain and cotton farmer. He is a partner of Coomer Farms, an officer of Wildflower Properties, LLC, and a member of the Piggott Volunteer Fire Department. Dane was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2017 which expires February 2021. He recently was elected Chair of the Board. Dane represents Clay County and also serves on the Executive Committee. He has been a board member since 2013.

Clay County
2013

Ramey Stiles

Vice Chair
Marianna, AR

Ramey is a self-employed cotton and peanut farmer who is also engaged in custom cotton harvesting. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in ag business and economics. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cotton Incorporated, the Lee County Farm Bureau Board, and the Board of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. Ramey joined the Board in 2014 and represents Lee County. Ramey serves as the chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee. He recently was elected as Vice Chair of the Board. He was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2018 which expires in February 2022.

Lee County
2014

Marion Fletcher

Outside Director
Hot Springs, AR

Marion graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture education. He also has a Master of Education from Henderson State University. He joined the Board as an Outside Director for the Association in 1993. Marion is a retired educator. He taught agricultural education for 53 years. He also serves as a Director of the Garland County Farm Bureau in Hot Springs. In October 2014 he was honored with the Golden Owl Award at the National FFA Convention. He was appointed to his current term on the Board in November 2016 which expires in March 2020. In addition, Marion serves on the Board’s Compensation Committee..

Outside Director
1993

Franklin A. Fogleman, Jr.

Marion, AR

Franklin joined the Board in February 2018 as the representative for Crittenden County. Franklin is a self-employed grain farmer and owns a real estate brokerage firm specializing in agriculture investments. Franklin’s family partnership operates a large-scale corn, rice, soybeans and wheat business. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. He is the Arkansas State University Midsouth Foundation Chair and the Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation Chair. He was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2018 which expires in February 2022. Franklin also serves on the Audit Committee.

Crittenden County
2018

Dustin Henson

Paragould, AR

Dustin was elected to the Board in February 2019. A farmer, Dustin owns 350 acres and rents 3,250 acres. His 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. The family attends First United Methodist Church in Paragould. He was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2019 which expires in February 2023.

Greene County
2018

Matt Knight

Outside Director
Jonesboro, AR

Matt is a graduate of Arkansas State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a CPA and a partner of Osborn & Osborn CPAs, PLLC. Matt joined the Board in 2008 as an Outside Director and the Board’s Financial Expert. He was appointed to his current term on the Board in July 2018 which expires March 2022. In addition, Matt serves on the Board’s Audit Committee.

Outside Director
2008

Carl Loewer

Wynne, AR

Carl joined the Board in 1992 and represents Cross County. He is a self-employed grain farmer. Carl is the president of Loewer Brothers, Inc. and the vice president of Loewer Oaks Farms, Inc. He is a Director of the Cross County Farm Bureau Board. He is a Justice of the Peace for the Cross County Quorum Court and serves as a Commissioner of the Wynne Water Utilities. Carl is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee as well as serving as the Audit Committee Chair. Carl was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2017 which expires February 2021.

Cross County
1992

Chris Roberts

Heth, AR

Chris graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He is a self-employed grain farmer primarily farming corn, rice, and soybeans. He serves as the representative for St. Francis County. Chris served as Chair of the Board from February 2017-2020. Chris has been a Board member since 2011 and was the Vice Chair from February 2013-2017. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board. Chris was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2019 which expires in February 2023. In addition to his role on the Midsouth Board, Chris serves on Congressman Crawford’s Arkansas Rivers Maritime Advisory Council Board and is the Vice-Chair of the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council Board.

St. Francis County
2011

Gary Sitzer

Weiner, AR

Gary is a self-employed rice and soybean farmer. He is president of Sitzer Farms, Inc. He serves on the Poinsett County Farm Bureau Board in Harrisburg, the Arkansas Soybean Association Board, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, St. Bernards Medical Center Advisory Board, the Poinsett County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, and is a member of Congressman Crawford’s Ag Advisory Committee. Gary joined the Board in 1985 and represents Poinsett County. He was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2016 which expires in February 2020. Gary was re-elected to the board to a term that will end February 2024. He is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and serves on the Board’s Audit Committee.

Poinsett County
1985

Mike Sullivan

Burdette, AR

Mike joined the Board in 2013 and represents Mississippi County. He serves as a member of the Board’s Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Committee (YBS Committee). He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He is a self-employed grain farmer, farming 18,000 acres with his son, nephew and brother. Mike also serves on the Board of Arkansas Rice Farmers and the Arkansas State Ag Advisory Board. Mike was elected to his current term on the Board in February 2017 which expires February 2021.

Mississippi County
2013

Michael S. Taylor, Jr.

Helena, AR

Michael owns a farm partnership with his father farming corn, peanuts and soybeans on 4,300 acres. He also grazes cattle in the winter on cover crops. Michael has been a Board member since 2018. His term on the Board expires in February 2022. He serves on the Board’s YBS/Scholarship Committee. Michael also serves on the Phillips County Conservation District, and DeSoto School Board. He attended Arkansas State University. He and his wife, Laura, have two children – a son, Wells, and a daughter, Merrie Leigh.

Phillips County
2018

Bradley Dean Wallace

Lake City, AR

Bradley was elected to the Board in February, 2020 representing Craighead County. A self-employed farmer, together with his wife and mother he owns 250 acres and rents another 4,750 growing corn, cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. He also raises livestock with an 80-head cow/calf operation. Bradley is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in Ag Business. In addition to the Farm Credit Board of Directors, Bradley also sits on the boards of the Craighead County Farm Bureau, the Craighead County NRCS Board, the Home Oil Company Board, and is a delegate for MFA Oil. Bradley and his wife Terrie are the proud parents of Katie and Miller and the family attends Monette First Baptist Church. His current term will expire in February 2024.

Craighead County
2020