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Community Involvement

Farmers National Bank is Committed to Community Involvement

At Farmers National Bank, we firmly believe in the transformative impact of community involvement. Our commitment goes beyond financial services; it extends to actively participating in the well-being and development of the communities we serve. We recognize that a thriving community is the backbone of sustainable growth, and by fostering partnerships, supporting local initiatives, and embracing social responsibility, we aim to contribute to the prosperity and vitality of the neighborhoods we call home. Join us on this journey as we strive to make a meaningful difference and build stronger, more resilient communities together.  Check out all the places you can find Farmers National Bank supporting the community in 2024!

Howl at the Moon

Join Farmers National Bank as they help sponsor Whiteside County Farm Bureau on March 8th and 9th – Howl at the Moon

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THE HOWL IS COMING BACK! TWO NIGHT EVENT!

Get ready for a unique nightlife experience! Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show!

Part Fundraiser. Part Concert. ALL FUN!!

WHEN: Friday, March 8, & Saturday, March 9, 2024

SEATING

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show from 7-10 p.m.
First come, first serve seating for individual tickets.
Group tickets (full table of 8 purchase) will have priority seating.

FOOD & DRINKS

Heavy hors d’ oeuvres provided
Cash bar available

Event is a fundraiser for the many programs of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundation. To learn more visit the Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundation website. 100% of funds raised support the many projects of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundation.

National Ag Day

Join Farmers National Bank as they join forces with the local FFA chapters to provide breakfast for farmers on National Ag Day, March 19th, 2024 from 8:00am – 10:30am.

All of our FNB offices will be providing donuts, pastries, and beverages for our Ag customers.  Join us for breakfast and conversation!

The Morrison & Prophetstown locations will also have FFA members on hand to talk Ag.

On National Agriculture Day, we celebrate all the farmers, farmworkers, ranchers, fishers, foresters, and other agricultural workers who do so much to make our Nation strong, fuel our economy, and steward our lands.

Agriculture in the Classroom

Farmers National Bank is proud to support Whiteside County Farm Bureau and Agriculture in the Classroom.  

WHY TEACH ABOUT AGRICULTURE?

Agriculture is our county and state’s #1 industry. Today, we have more families living in towns and cities than in rural areas. The average person is three generations removed from the farm. Consequently, kids are disconnected from agriculture.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s consumers and decision-makers. We need a society that understands and appreciates our food and fiber system.

Connecting Kids with Agriculture
2022-2023 Stats

  • 8720 Students attended an AITC program
  • 406 Classroom Education Programs Conducted
  • 86 Educators used AITC resources

Farm Camp 2.0/Junior Vet University

Farmers National Bank is proud to join Whiteside County Farm Bureau as a sponsor for Farm Camp 2.0 and Junior Vet University in 2024.  

Farm Camp 2.0

Farm Camp 2.0, is for kids ages 10-13 years old and focuses on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Campers explore each discipline and its role on agriculture. They apply the four disciplines to solve issues facing agriculture. Campers have built bridges to learn about moving large, heavy farm equipment. They learned about the digestive system of ruminant animals by creating cow poop from potato chips and pop rocks. Then created and built manure spreaders to apply their fertilizer. Campers have explored soils, GPS technology, built levees along rivers, and so much more.

Junior Vet University

Junior Vet University is a one-day camp that introduces kids to various aspects of being a veterinarian and other animal related careers.

 

Dairy Bar

Farmers National Bank is proud to join Whiteside County Farm Bureau as a sponsor for Dairy Bar in 2024. 

August 13th-17th, 2024

Everyone knows the Dairy Bar!

For more than 50 years, fair goers have enjoyed our famously thick milk shakes and hand-dipped ice cream cones.

Tractor Drive

Farmers National Bank is proud to support Whiteside County Farm Bureau’s Tractor Drive, Agriculture in the Classroom event. 

Monday August 12, 2024

Tractors from all over the region will converge on Whiteside County for the 16th year of this one-day event. Drivers meander rural backroads while supporting the county’s Agriculture in the Classroom program.

Since its inception, this event has raised more than $35,000 for agriculture education.

Commitment to Community Financial Literacy

Farmers National Bank (FNB) actively engages in community education, providing vital financial literacy to local students. Collaborating with schools like Erie and PLT 8th grade classes, FNB offers presentations covering banking history, services, and financial concepts like credit and debt management. FNB extends its educational reach to career fairs, showcasing diverse banking opportunities to high school students at events like the Geneseo Career & Job Fair and the Morrison Career Fair. Through these efforts, FNB not only fosters financial literacy but also inspires future professionals in various banking fields.