Small town and community banks are fabulous! In these days of bank consolidations, many of our neighborhood and small town banks are going away — disappearing quickly into the world of anonymous, faceless, and dispassionate corporate-ness. We all know we can bank online, but it's so impersonal. We need that personal relationship with our bankers — it's important for so many reasons. For one, our local bankers are anything but anonymous, faceless entities. These folks serve on committees and boards, volunteer in the community and so much more.
What can we say? We're thrilled to be contributing to Agweek. You're our favorite type of audience — people who want to know what's going on, and what can be done to do it, build it, and make it better. You want to know what's going on not just in the ag industry, but in the world around you. We don't have to explain how there's a direct link between a rural community or small town and the surrounding ag community. You live it, breath it and work in it. And we thank you for doing your part to put food on our nation's tables.