What is FedNow?

Posted by Content WriterPosted on Money & Metrics, Operations & Processes

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FedNow is a depository system that has been created by the Federal Reserve. The service has been created to help with the convenience and speed of sending and receiving payments. The “Now” in the name is exactly what the program is used to help with – instant action!    FedNow can be used by any bank or credit union. There … Read More

Helpful Ways to Be Involved in Your Community

Posted by Jackie LeePosted on Community, Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Leadership

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Community engagement is beneficial for yourself and the environment around you. It is bettering yourself by doing things that are assisting others and creating a purpose for the community. There are many ways to be helpful in your community. The first step is contacting people that are in charge of community events and asking how you can help. Volunteers are … Read More

What Should You Keep in Your Safe Deposit Box?

Posted by Parker HuntPosted on Money & Metrics


Everybody has their own important documents or valuables that they want to keep safe. We like to think that the comfort of our homes is enough for those valuables, but it is best to take an extra step and buy a safe deposit box. Safe deposit boxes are extremely useful when it comes to those important papers that you do … Read More

What is a Good Credit Score?

Posted by Crystal SalowPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Marketing & Selling, Money & Metrics


Having a good credit score is extremely important, and building a good score can be difficult. A credit score is influential on many financial decisions throughout life. It can dictate various things like a car loan, home mortgages, credit card approval, renting an apartment, and sometimes specific jobs. If you know what your credit score is will let you know … Read More

5 Things to Think About When Buying a Home

Posted by Lisa MaiersPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Making a purchase of a home may be the biggest financial decision of your life, but it is vital to know all the different things that come with buying a home. You may already have your “wants” and “won’t tolerate” list, you may have inspected every square inch and cranny in the home you are interested in, and it is … Read More

What Does My Credit Score Mean?

Posted by Content WriterPosted on Community, Money & Metrics

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Understanding credit scores is helpful when it comes to important financial purchases throughout life. Your credit score is an estimator for banks, credit card companies and other businesses. Credit scores determine how likely you are to pay back money that was borrowed. The higher the score is, the more likely lenders are going to let you borrow money. Having a … Read More

Tips for Farm Equipment Maintenance

Posted by Liz RudePosted on Ag

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Efficiency and safety go hand-in-hand with farming. Both of these ensure prosperous and successful farming seasons year after year. Maintaining farm equipment is crucial to your farm running smoothly, and keeping your family, employees, and yourself safe. If you have a system to check your equipment and you never cut corners, you’ll be sure to have another fruitful year. Create … Read More

Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration

Posted by Jackie LeePosted on Community, Leadership

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Teamwork makes the dream work. We’ve most likely heard this phrase close to a thousand times over the span of our lives. A lot of times it just rolls off the tip of our tongue without too much thought. We use is as a filler for our collaboration and hard work. However, it’s time to take a step back and … Read More

Current Year Cost of Production Estimates for Corn & Soybeans

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Ag

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Ag Decision Maker through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach released cost estimates of crop and pasture maintenance for the 2022 year. While the estimates cannot be tailored to each individual farm, they are an average of what a typical farmer can expect. Larger farms and smaller farms may be further away from the estimates due to their fixed costs. … Read More