Gary was elected President of MFU in January 2017. Previously he served as MFU Vice President from 2009 until his election as President. With a long history of Farmers Union service, Gary has been on the Farmers Union Industries Board of Directors, past MFU and NFU policy committees, and worked as a MFU Field Representative and Renville County President. Gary and his wife Jeanne have four grown children and four grandchildren. He ran a diversified grain and livestock farm and now assists his son Tom operating the family farm near Renville. From 2001-2007, he served as U.S. Senator Mark Dayton’s Agricultural Director.