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David Gurtner, AVP Agricultural Loan Officer

Dave Gurtner was raised in DeKalb County on a dairy and grain farm.  Dave has helped manage his family’s farming operation for the past 37 years.  He was a 10-year 4-H member and a 4-year FFA member. 

Dave graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Agricultural Education and furthered his education with an M.S. in Education.  Dave taught Vocational Ag at DeKalb High School for 27 years before joining Peoples Federal as an Agricultural Loan Officer in the fall of 2007. 
Dave and is currently an AVP of Ag Lending based in our Waterloo, Indiana office.  

Dave supports many 4-H and FFA activities and has served on the DeKalb County Extension Board for over 20 years.  He has been awarded the Honorary Hoosier FFA Degree, the Indiana Young Farmers Outstanding Advisor Award and the Dekalb County Friend of Extension Award.