Daryl Oldvader

FCS Financial - Inducted in 2017

Daryl Oldvader spent his entire career serving Missouri farmers and cooperatives. Daryl’s journey with Farm Credit began with responsibilities for mortgages in two counties and culminated with service as CEO of FCS Financial. At the time of his retirement, FCS Financial held $3.2 billion in assets, serving nearly 15,000 farmers.


During his 40-year career, Daryl provided leadership to meet the financial need of farmers in all cycles of an unpredictable agricultural environment. He guided the association through the difficult farm crisis of the 1980s and also through a series of mergers that resulted in Farm Credit Services of Missouri, now FCS Financial. Not only did the cooperative survive, it grew in financial strength to a point that the current association was able to provide a patronage dividend program that continues today. More than $73 million has been returned to member-owners since 2006.


Daryl served on numerous committees, giving policy advice to the Farm Credit System, as well as to Missouri’s highest elected officials and agricultural colleges. In addition, he received many professional honors including American and State Honorary FFA Degrees, Missouri Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award, and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Yet, he never forgot his roots as a 4th generation farmer from Brunswick.


Daryl was always focused on agriculture, especially rural youth. He actively and generously supported 4-H, FFA, A LOT – with both his time and financial support. Daryl was eager to be personally involved with youth and ag teachers. He received recognition as outstanding cooperator from the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association. He was also part of the committee who initiated the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives’ FFA Public Speaking Contest.



Visionary leadership; commitment to cooperative principles; dedicated service to Missouri agriculture and a champion for the next generation of leaders