GILCA, the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority, is proud to announce Jana Sittler as incoming show manager. After a lengthy search, GILCA, which is operated jointly by Fonner Park, the Nebraska State Fair, the Grand Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, has chosen Jana Sittler of Hickman, NE.

Sittler has a vast background in agriculture, livestock and the livestock show industry. She has developed and administered several regional, state and national livestock shows and was the livestock manger the first year that the Nebraska State Fair moved from Lincoln to Grand Island, Nebraska.

Jana’s responsibilities will be the marketing, booking and administrating all of the GILCA livestock shows conducted on the 240-acre Fonner Park campus. “Growing up in a livestock producing family, I have long known the value of venues that are able to satisfy the needs of the industry. GILCA and its state-of-the-art facilities are positioned to do just that,” said Sittler. “Jana came highly recommended, and I know the executive board of GILCA was impressed with her resume and passion of the livestock show industry,” said GILCA Chairman and Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak. “She’s homegrown right here in Nebraska and that’s also a big plus.”

The Nebraska State Fair, Fonner Park and the city of Grand Island, are widely known for their ability to accommodate livestock shows of all sizes and breeds, with outstanding amenities for exhibitors and their animals. For more information, please visit gilca.org


Jana Sittler:    402-239-0519   jsittler@gilca.org

About Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority (GILCA)

With the construction of the Nebraska State Fair facilities at Fonner Park, livestock and agricultural shows have emerged as a strong market for central Nebraska.

To ensure these facilities are marketed in a coordinated, comprehensive fashion, representatives of the Nebraska State Fair, Fonner Park, Chamber of Commerce, and Convention and Visitors Bureau formed the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority (GILCA) in 2015.

The organization received its official 501c3 designation in April of 2017.

GILCA seeks to market and promote the effective and optimal utilization of these state-of-the-art facilities by holding and promoting events that are best suited for the agriculture and livestock industry.

In the last few years, several regional and national livestock and equine shows have held their events in Grand Island and in the fall of 2017, after a successful 89 years in Omaha, Nebraska, the AKSARBEN 4-H Stock Show and Purple Ribbon Auction relocated the show to Grand Island and Fonner Park.