Our experienced ag lending team is always available to meet and discuss agricultural opportunities with you. As your local bank, we offer the advantage of local decision making for quick turnaround. Your needs are our priority. We want to be sure that you get the most out of your banking relationship.
Meet our agricultural banking team…..
Darla M. Sikora is an Agricultural Loan Officer at Citizens State Bank of Loyal, and the Executive Vice President. Raised on a small farm near Stevens Point, Darla knew early in life that she wanted to pursue a career in Agriculture. In high school she was vice president of the Stevens Point Chapter of the FFA and a member of the Wisconsin Junior Dairymen Association. In college Darla was selected for membership in Alpha Zeta National Honorary Agricultural Fraternity. After receiving a degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she spent 18 years working with dairy producers as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant with Purina Mills. In 2004 Darla completed the Agricultural Credit School at Iowa State University. In 2009 she completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Darla is the President-Elect of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Credit Council. Knowing the importance of good, sound financial decision-making and how it relates to bottom-line profits on dairy farms, Darla’s main objective is the continued success of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Contact Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org. NMLS# 635649
Gregory M. Glisczinski joined Citizens State Bank of Loyal in March of 1995. He grew up on his parents’ swine and dairy farm near Belle Plaine, MN and graduated from high school in 1972. Gregory has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Agricultural Education. He taught vocational agriculture for one year before working with a Midwestern feed company as a nutritional consultant. Greg was in the nutritional consulting business for 18 years. Since joining the agricultural staff at Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Gregory has developed computer software programs for analyzing financial information and cash flow projections for dairy farmers. He is the primary contact with Farmer Mac, the secondary market for agricultural real estate mortgages. In addition to his expertise in agricultural lending, Gregory gained approval for the bank to become a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Farm Service Agency and an Express Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Greg lives in Neillsville with his wife Lisa. Their 3 sons, David, Patrick and Bradley have all earned their undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is involved in the local Lions organization, Knights of Columbus, and the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale at the county fair. Gregory is serving on the Economic Development Board for Clark County and the Planning Commission for the city of Neillsville. Hobbies include gardening, hiking, biking, stalking monstrous bucks, pursuing wily turkeys and angling elusive walleyes. Contact Greg at email@example.com. NMLS# 635652
Bob Meyer grew up on a dairy farm just west of Loyal. The youngest of nine, Bob was active in 4-H and FFA and served as a State FFA Officer. He had a three-year career in radio in the mid-70′s before becoming retail manager at Smith Feed Service in Loyal. After eight years with Smith’s, he returned to radio in 1986 as WDLB program director and assistant farm director for the Goetz Farm Radio Network in Marshfield. In 1991 he became farm director for the Network providing farm programming for more than 30 radio stations across the state. Missouri-based Brownfield Ag News purchased Goetz Farm Radio Network in 2003 and Bob became part of the largest farm radio network in the country serving more than 400 radio stations in ten states. Throughout his 30-years as a farm broadcaster, Bob continued as the morning show host on WDLB. An avid supporter of the FFA, Meyer holds several Honorary Chapter Degrees, and Honorary State Degree and Honorary American Degree. He is a charter member of the Loyal FFA Alumni. Named “A Friend of Alice” by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, he has emceed the Alice in Dairyland finals three times, served on the Alice selection panel and the Clark County executive committee for the 2014 Alice in Dairyland Finals. He has been on the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair selection panel three times and has emceed the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Sale to benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation at the Wisconsin State Fair the past five years. He has also served on the Wisconsin Ag Education and Workforce Development Council. Bob and his wife Coni make their home in Loyal where they are active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church having served on the Parish Council, Finance Council and RCIA Team. They have three grown children and ten grandchildren. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org. NMLS#1540149