Harvest season means so much to all of us in the ag industry.
Harvest season is a favorite of mine and, I’m certain, of nearly all the readers of our First on the Farm newsletter.
It’s a culmination of all our efforts throughout the growing season. And yet, it can also be a stark reminder of the trials we faced this year with weather challenges and volatile markets.
While harvest season can be stressful, it amplifies several things that we have in common.
Just like you, those of us at First National Bank take pride in our values — two of which are Family and Teamwork. Harvest season places both of these priorities front and center on your operations.
As you prepare for this harvest season, I urge you to take a step back and enjoy what lies in front of you.
One of our former Ag Advisory Board members, Jon Nelson, said it best: “You only get 30 or 40 crops that you grow in a lifetime.”
Fall is the season of transition. While we all wish we could continue with the warm summer days, we know what we’re in for with South Dakota winters.
As you begin preparing your operation for the winter season, remember to think through financial strategies for the year-end and transitioning into 2024.
And with the changing season comes some exciting changes that are unfolding within the First National Ag Team.
These new lenders, along with all of the familiar faces you’ve come to trust, are here to help guide you through the coming years. Thank you, again, for trusting our team to help you along your financial journey!
Finally, it is with great excitement that I announce that beginning in October, we will be changing the name of First Crop Solutions to First Ag Risk Management (FARM).
While crop insurance will continue to play a key role in FARM, we didn’t want to be limited to just a crop insurance provider. We also offer Livestock Risk Protection, which is equally as important for your operation’s success.
Our Crop Insurance Specialist, Tyler Urban, has been extremely successful in helping grain and livestock producers protect their revenue. Under his leadership, this change will be a big step forward for our team.
If you’d like more details on this upcoming change, please reach out to me at (605) 214-0546 or Tyler, who will share his two cents on the blog next month, at (605) 940-0896.