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Community Involvement

We're proud to be part of the community.

First Farmers & Merchants Bank was recognized by the Minnesota Bankers Association as a Community Champion.
Cannon Falls Elementary School Field Trip

Field Trip to the Bank!

The First Farmers & Merchants Staff of Cannon Falls hosted 58 students from Randolph Elementary for a bank field trip! The students got to experience 3 different interactive stations within the bank.
  • Station 1 'Teller Line': Students learned about our coin counter, coin wrapper, currency counter, drive thru tubes, and safe deposit area/vault!
  • Station 2 'History of Banking': Here they learned about the importance of keeping money safe!
  • Station 3 'How a Bank Operates': Students learned about the different denominations of money, needs vs wants, AND they got to hold a $500 bag of quarters.
From left to right: Randolph Elementary Students
Le Sueur Food Shelf Donation

Le Sueur Food Shelf

The First Farmers & Merchants Staff of Le Sueur worked hard in March to collect donations. Staff 'paid' to wear jeans on Fridays and the funds were donated directly to the Le Sueur Food Shelf. Pictured below, Le Sueur FF&M staff with Lois Wacker, Vice President of the Le Sueur Food Shelf. Lois has been a board member for more than 10 years and has a heart of gold for giving back to the community. The Le Sueur Food Shelf serves Le Sueur/Henderson school district. Help us thank our FF&M staff for their dedication to giving back to the community.

From left to right: Tom Obele, Avis Jacobus, Sue Kahle, Lois Wacker, Misty Tallman, David Dempster, Chris Berndt, Lukas Graff
Zumbrota Food Shelf Donations- Goodhue Branch

Minnesota Food Share Month

First Farmers & Merchants Bank of Goodhue teams up with the Goodhue Market to fight hunger for Minnesota Food Shelf Month! Food donations will be given to the local Zumbrota food shelf. Donations will be accepted at the Goodhue branch location. Donations can also be purchased at the Goodhue Market in prepackaged bags for $9.99. 

From left to right: Emily Schmit, Katie Possehl, Jate Meyer

Pipestone Arrowbots with First Farmers & Merchants Staff

Arrowbots Robotics

First Farmers & Merchants Bank of Pipestone donates funds to the Pipestone Area Arrowbots Robotics team. Students who are in Robotics learn engineering skills, build and compete with robots and learn different programming and strategic thinking skills. Way to go Arrowbots!

From left to right: Kaylin Meyer, Tim Kreun, Michael Bents, Logain Hailey, Brittani Olson, Bailey Imhoff, Linda Erickson and Dawn Carson.

White Rock & Goodhue Staff Volunteer at concessions

Volunteering for Goodhue Girls Basketball

Shout out to our incredible FF&M staff who are making a difference in our communities. Our staff from the White Rock & Goodhue FF&M locations volunteered their time on February 6th at Goodhue Public Schools girls' basketball game. Giving back is an important piece of our mission & vision.

From left to right: Lara Ramthun, Julie Benrud, Sheri Nurnberg, Paul Althoff, Calvin Ryan
Cannon falls Rotary getting ready for mardi gras

Community Service through Rotary

Our fantastic Vice President, John Wegmann is also a Cannon Falls Rotary Member! Here he's seen with other members who were busy setting up everything for an upcoming party. Here you can see how much fun they were having celebrating Mardi Gras! Many of our FF&M employees are heavily engaged within our communities. Volunteerism and servant leadership are important to us. 

From left to right: John Wegmann, Cannon Falls Rotary Members
Goodhue staff volunteer at wrestling concessions

Volunteering for Goodhue Youth Wrestling

First Farmers & Merchants staff of Goodhue & White Rock volunteered their time to assist with concessions to support local wrestlers! We are proud to give back to our community and enjoy building relationships.

From left to right: Julie Benrud, Paul Drackley, Sheri Nurnberg, Paul Althoff, Emily Schmit
Goodhue Public Schools enjoy a field trip to the bank!

Youth in Banking

Second graders from Goodhue Public Schools joined us at First Farmers & Merchants Bank of Goodhue yesterday, to celebrate 'Teach Kids to Save' Month. The students got a tour of the branch and a sneak peek into the vault, they also learned about our coin machine and bill counter, as well as how to deposit money with a teller. Students took home a sticker book and cookies. Thank you, Goodhue Public Schools, for allowing FF&M to teach our youth about the importance of saving!
From left to right: Katie Possehl, Goodhue Public Schools Students