As a local banking professional and a mother of young children, financial literacy is a topic I think about often. I work daily with members of the community to help them with their various, and often complex, financial needs. When I have these conversations, I am often reminded that it is critical we give our kids the tools they need to achieve financial literacy at an early age. It will pay off well into adulthood!
Many industries have been deemed essential over the last year. But perhaps none has been more crucial to our well-being than farming. Even the heroic medical workers we continue to value couldn’t function without food to sustain them. That’s why we wanted to pay special tribute to agribusiness on National Ag Day, which this year falls on March 23.
February is a time to come together in celebration of the contributions that Black Americans have made throughout American history and a time to pause and reflect on the ongoing struggle for equality and social justice. The theme of Black History Month this year is, The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. As we take into consideration all that Black History Month represents, I cannot help but think about how timely and appropriate this theme is given all that our country, and specifically our Black neighbors, endured in 2020. While the year has ended, the work for racial justice continues.
This Valentine’s Day, we’ve been thinking a lot about how much we care about our customers, employees, and the communities we serve.