In observance of Memorial Day, First Farmers Bank & Trust will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.
We’re excited to introduce a new look to our website this coming June. In addition to easier access to your online banking, we’re making the website easier to navigate and adding some new tools and calculators.
First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX Banks; FFMR), the parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., announced that it will break ground this month on a new branch facility in Flora, IN. The branch will be located at 613 E Columbia St and is scheduled to be operational by October. The building, designed by Dimension, Inc. of Kokomo, will feature 3 operational offices, 2 teller windows, a convenient drive up, and 24 hour ATM access. The current Flora facility serves clients at 27 West Main St.
First Farmers Financial Corp is a $1.61 billion financial holding company headquartered in Converse, Indiana. First Farmers Bank & Trust has 28 offices throughout Carroll, Cass, Clay, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Marshall, Miami, Starke, Sullivan, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo and Wabash counties in Indiana and 7 offices in Coles, Edgar and Vermilion counties in Illinois.
Leadership diversity is one of the progressive characteristics of First Famers Bank & Trust. Freddie Bernard, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University & Bank Director at First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX Banks; FFMR), was recently featured in Profiles in Teaching, an on-campus periodical that reflects Purdue Agriculture's commitment to learning.
First Farmers is proud to have sponsored an award at the Taste of Elegance competition that took place this Monday, February 13, in Indianapolis. The event is hosted by Indiana Pork in partnership with Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and is designed to inspire innovative ways to incorporate pork into restaurant menus.
The event attracted over 400 pork farmers, lawmakers, ag industry leaders and dignitaries to downtown Indianapolis. Chef Oakley from Oakley’s Bistro in Indianapolis took home the top award this year. Oakley's winning entrée included pork brisket, cheek and tongue with a bacon marmalade, an apple-pear coulis and pork reduction. As the Taste of Elegance winner, Oakley was presented with a check for $1,000 from Indiana Pork. He will represent Indiana at the Pork Summit hosted by National Pork Board in Napa Valley, CA.
Jeff Rodibaugh, Senior Vice President and Commercial Production Manager with First Farmers, was able to attend the event and present the FFBT Sponsored Award to Chef Brendon Cheney of the JW Marriott.
“First Farmers Bank & Trust remains committed to pig production in Indiana and to increasing opportunities for all farmers in our state. The Taste of Elegance is a tremendous evening to celebrate our clients and industry partners in Indiana agriculture”
Chef Brendon Cheney took home three awards from the event: People’s Choice Award for Favorite Entrée, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Display, and the Superior Chef Award.
First Farmers Bank and Trust was honored to be part of this exciting event.