Rep. Peter C. Myers Sr., a Republican, represents parts of Cape Girardeau, Scott, New Madrid, and Mississippi counties (District 160) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Myers is currently president of Myers Land Management Co. He also serves as an advisor to Adopt a Farm Family of America, Inc., a Christian outreach to farm and ranch families, for which his wife Mary is the full-time volunteer president.
Rep. Myers has served in various agricultural positions on the national and local levels ranging from president and CEO of the Farm Credit Council, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colo.; deputy secretary of Agriculture-USDA, Washington, D.C.; chief, Soil Conservation Service-USDA, Washington, D.C.; farm owner and operator in the Sikeston area of Southeast Missouri, January 1955 to April 1982.
He attends Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston and is a member of the Missouri 4-H Foundation; School of Natural Resources Advisory Council, University of Missouri-Columbia; UMC Delta Center Advisory Group; Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, and Missouri Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Other positions previously held by Rep. Myers include: commissioner of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, vice president of the Missouri Pork Producers Association, state board member of the Missouri Farm Bureau, president of the New Madrid County Farm Bureau, Little League Basketball commissioner and New Madrid County 4-H leader.
In 1993, Rep. Myers received the prestigious J. Sterling Morton Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. He has also been recognized as Sikeston Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year; National Association of Conservation Districts, Distinguished Service award and was named the National Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer in 1967.
Rep. Myers is a 1949 graduate of William Horlick High School in Racine, Wis. He is also a 1952 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.
From 1953 to 1955, Rep. Myers served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps as 1st Lieutenant.
Born January 4, 1931, in Racine, Wis., Rep. Myers currently resides in Sikeston with his wife Mary. They have five children: Joseph, Peter Jr., Kristina, Gretchen and Jon. They also have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.