Brian Gilbert

Ag Banking Manager

“The best advice I ever received was, ‘The worst decision is no decision.’”

As Ag Banking Manager, Brian says he is supported by the best team of agriculture experts in our area. He describes his team members as being industry leaders that have an understanding of ownership, and the senior management team as understanding the cyclical nature of agriculture.

“I was told by many professionals that this was the best family-owned bank in our community. After nearly two decades here, I can say they were 100% correct.”

Brian grew up in Hitchcock, SD; graduated from SDSU; and even married his high school sweetheart, Ann! Together, they have two daughters and one son.

He continued his education by attending the Graduate School of Banking and the South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program, and he has now been in the industry for more than 20 years. He takes pride in helping farmers achieve their financial goals and understands the importance of keeping the family legacy strong through comfortable and challenging times.

When he’s not spending his free time on the family farm, Brian serves on the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation Board of Directors, South Dakota State University Board of Trustees, and Independent Community Bankers of America’s Rural America and Agriculture Committee. He is also a member of the Generations-to-Generations Committee and the Carnival Committee with St. Mary Catholic Schools in Dell Rapids.


More from Brian:

First National Bank’s producer education programs offer opportunities for growth

Cultivate Your Future The First National Ag Team is honored and excited to present our 15th annual Cultivate Your Future event on February 15, 2024!

Changes on the horizon this harvest season

Harvest season means so much to all of us in the ag industry.

Advocating for agriculture

While we may have gotten a late start to spring field work and planting, South Dakota farmers were able to catch up in a hurry,