Happy April everyone! We’ve had some early glimpses of spring after a very mild winter, but now we need some of those April showers for the May flowers. I’ve had numerous discussions with member bank ag lenders over the past several weeks. There are some pretty consistent themes across the state. First, most producers are better off right now than they were a year ago. And second, while it varies slightly, it’s too dry everywhere. Hopefully, Mother Nature provides some relief on the latter point.
Speaking of April, its designated as Community Banking Month so I hope you take some time to celebrate and recognize the critically important role you, your co-workers and your bank play in your communities. You will be seeing more from ICBND and ICBA during the month highlighting the virtues of community banks across our country. To give a bit of a preview though, I thought I’d pass along some interesting and impressive factoids:
So, kudos to you all! You should be proud to be a community banker serving families, farms and local businesses when it matters the most. Until our next edition, have a great spring!