Director:  Max Engler III

Max Engler III farms in northern Kearny County and northwest Finney County where he raises dryland wheat and milo.  Max and his wife, Cathy, have two children, Zeke (attends KSU) and Zoe (attends GCCC).  The Engler’s are members of the Bible Christian Church in Garden City.  Max served several years on the Finney County Farm Bureau board and County Extension board.

Max is the third generation to farm in America.  In the year 1912, at age 24, Max’s granddad, Max Sr., left Köndringen, Germany and homesteaded in the sandhills south of Garden City.  Max’s dad, Max Jr., returned from WWII in 1944 and started custom farming, breaking out native sod in northern Kearny and Finney County and eventually establishing the unit farmed by the family today.  Max III graduated from KSU in 1981 with a degree in Agricultural Economics.  He was employed with the Federal Land Bank in Guyman, Oklahoma for 2 years and then in the Garden City office for 5 years.  Max returned to the family farm in 1988.

Max joined the board in December 2017.