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Mark Holt, President & CEO

The most rewarding part of my job is being part of a team of professionals that help people to achieve their personal and financial goals with an emphasis on helping to feed our world!

Born and raised on a farm in the rural Warsaw area that grew row-crops, raised Hereford cattle and also had a commercial hog production unit, he knew what it meant to scrape the pens! Mark was a 9 year 4-H member, baled a lot of hay, and was involved with several sports teams at his high school with his football team still being a true sense of pride and joy. After high school, he attended Purdue University for the next 6 years, obtaining a Doctorates Degree in Veterinary Medicine. He returned to northern Indiana and practiced in a large animal practice for the next year and a half. In March of 1986, he joined the veterinary staff at the Kem Road Animal Hospital in Marion, Indiana, where he was fully employed as a mixed animal practitioner for the next 29 years, and still continues to do a small amount of livestock veterinary consulting yet today. In April of 1997, he was fortunate to be able to serve on the board of directors of First Farmers Bank & Trust and continued to serve until the summer of 2015 when he joined the staff at First Farmers Bank & Trust in a full time role . Mark has been blessed with a great family, an extremely dry sense of humor, and the ability to seem to somehow always have a role as some part of an outstanding team. Being part of the incredibly talented team at First Farmers Bank & Trust, was what drew him to become a full time ‘team member’. It is a true honor to help serve the financial needs of our growing diverse customer base while still being able to remain with a business that helps the greatest farmers in the world grow their business to help feed the world.

Hometown: Sweetser, IN


  • Purdue Doctorate Degree (DVM) 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • FFBT Board of Directors 1997-2015
  • Kem Road Hospital Owner 1988-2012


  • Address: 123 N. Jefferson St.
  • Office: (765) 395 - 3316
  • Email Please note: Email is not secure.
NMLS# : 1425973
Institution ID # : 478756