Community Involvement

Dedication to our communities is part of our history and embedded in our core values. Farmers Bank & Trust contributes time and dollars to help improve the local communities in which we do business. We give back to our communities, whether it is education, civic activities, health and human services or support of non-profits. Our employees mentor young people, serve on boards of non-profits, care for sick and aging people and help raise awareness for important causes. We make a difference in our communities for the future and are privileged to give back to our local neighborhoods and organizations.

 

 2018 Larned Golfers  2018 - Larned BBQ  2018 Larned lobby  The 6th annual Larned Community Appreciation BBQ was a great success. We enjoy getting to celebrate our great community members with the help of the LHS Golf Team serving up the hot dogs.

 

3rd grade class loan picture  Vice President, Jason Dellett of our LaCrosse Branch, educates the third grade class at LES on the loan process by participating in a mock business loan. The students borrowed money to start a trail mix company and then sold the product at a local basketball game. They donated the profit to the Barnard Library.

 

2017 CC WR 2017 Charity Coffee The 21st annual Charity Coffee was a great success. The lobby of the Main Bank was decorated beautifully with poinsettias and full of organizations and their volunteers. 

 

MB Xmas Party 2017 The Great Bend branches had their Christmas Party in Ellinwood at the Historic Wolf Hotel. 

 

Icon- Season of giving The LaCrosse branch contributed to Giving Tuesday program through the Golden Belt Community Foundation by donating money to 5 Rush County endowments.
A total of $500 was given to these worthwhile organizations. We appreciate all the work these organizations do for our community.

 

Photo- Bazine Trunk or Treat  Bazine Trunk or Treat  The Bazine employees participated in a Trunk or Treat through the Western Plains Recreation Commission. Due to the weather, the activities and "trunks" were moved inside the school.

 

 Photo - Classroom Thank you Photo - Classroom Thank you2  Farmers Bank & Trust sponsored a USD 428 classroom for the 2017-18 school year for the students to receive newspapers. 

 

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Farmers Bank & Trust Kansas City was the #1 fundraising team for the 5th year in a row for the Colon Cancer Coalition. $25,000 have been raised over those five years in support of the coalition by Farmers Bank.

 

Team Shanie was formed to raise awareness for colon cancer and is continued in memory of our former employee Shanie Hepler.

 

2017 BBQ 2017 BBQ-2 The Community Appreciation BBQ, hosted at the Events Center in Great Bend, was a tribute to serving the financial needs of our community for the past 110 years. Decorated in items from the Barton County Historical Society attendees were able to view an array of items used on farms and homes from the 1900's. 

 

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Farmers Bank & Trust in LaCrosse raised money to support the local school drive. A drop-off point located in the branch collected school supplies, as well as Farmers Bank matching up to $500 in supplied donated.

 

We also had a book signing session with Ron Baker, New York Nicks Basketball Player, at the Rush County Fair. Farmers Bank & Trust also donated Mr. Baker's book, "You're Too Big to Dream Small", for each local school district to be used in the K-6 classrooms. 

 

KC BackSnack Farmers Bank of KC collected food items for the Olathe Public Schools BackSnack Weekend Program. The program provides food items for when school is not in session.

 

Photo - Jason Lax Loan Officer Jason Dellett educates a third grade class on the loan process by participating in a mock business loan. The class came to the bank to make their "final payment."