Darby Knoll

Ag Banker

Hometown: Platte, SD
Education: University of South Dakota

I grew up on a farm near Platte with four older brothers, which really fostered my passion for agriculture. From the ages of 8 to 18, I was also an active member in 4-H.

My dad, mom, and two of my brothers now run the family farm — a crop and cow/calf to finished fat cattle operation specializing in Angus non-hormone treated cattle (NHTC). Being able to help farmers and ranchers just like them achieve their goals is what drives me to come to work every day.

In my more than three years of banking experience, I have learned that building relationships is key to success.

That’s what drew me to join the First National Ag Team and is why my favorite FIRST Value is Relationships. Although I earned my bachelor’s degree in finance from USD, I hope the Jackrabbit fans out there can put aside our rivalry and trust me to serve your operation and its unique needs!

Outside of helping on the family farm when I can, my favorite pastimes include reading, golfing (regular and frisbee), staying active at the gym or outdoors, and volunteering with Junior Achievement.

My biggest supporter in life is my boyfriend, Mike. We live in Harrisburg with our cat, Lilith.